Dreaming of Joseph Lees (1999) Script

EVA: When I was 14, I fell in love with my cousin, Joseph Lees.

He was like no one else in our family.

He knew about books and art and wanted to travel the world.

But I was just a girl.

And though he never thought anything of me, I couldn't forget him, not even after he went away, not even after the accident.

(man and woman shouting in Italian)

(siren wailing)

(explosion)


1...

2...

3...

4...


Some people believe there's only one other person in the world that can set your heart on fire.

I always thought it was Joseph Lees.

When we were still living in the north, I was waiting for him to come back home, waiting for him all the time, but he never did.

And then my dad brought us to live down here, and I don't even know where Joseph is anymore.

I don't really see anyone, only my family and the men in the sawmill.

(laughs)

And Harry Flite.

MAN: Want to give a hand here?

-Harry. -Eva.

-What are you doing here? -I had to see you.

Come out to the farm tonight.

What for?

You know what for.

Maria won't be there.

MAN: Come on, Eva. Give him a kiss.

So, will you?

Harry, I've got work to do.

You're the only one left, you know.

Only one what?

Never been to heaven and back.

Well, I shan't be going there with you, Harry Flite.

Who with, then?

ROBERT: Eva, I can't find my book.

EVA: It's at the bottom, Robert.

What have you got there, Janie?

Here's Uncle Walt with his hat at the chamber ball.

(laughter on radio)

Who's that, Dad?

(clears throat) Ah. Joseph Lees.

Now, he's your Uncle Walter's nephew.

-I thought he was your cousin. -Is he?

I suppose he must be.

Now, that was taken at the party they gave him just before he went away to... Where was it now?

Islamabad?

Italy, Dad.

Who's the girl?

Ooh, um...

That's Eva, Dad.

Ooh. Hee hee.

(Janie laughs)

What happened to Joseph Lees?

He lost his leg.

Yeah, lost it in a quarry. Stupid, I suppose, but then you never really know what makes people do things, do you?

Then what happened to him?

I don't know. I don't know.

What do you think he's up to now, Eva?

I don't know.

Haven't really thought about it.

(speaking in Italian)

EVA: [echoing] Joseph...

Lees, Lees.


It's like a love story that goes on forever.

I promessi sposi.

The illustrations are by Antonio Laeli.

This book belonged to my grandfather in Italy.

Take a look.

Whereabouts did he live in Italy?

In the north, he worked in the marble quarry at Carrara.

I've got a cousin who lives in Italy and worked in a quarry.

I'm not sure if it was marble, though.

Was he a laborer, your cousin?

No.

He's a geologist.

Eva, you've got to hear this.

It's the best thing I ever listened to in my life.

What is it?

It's my heart and my soul ripped out and turned into music.

Come on, come with me.

-Harry. -Come on.

Close the door.

Close it.

(music playing)

♪ Never know how much I love you ♪

♪ Never know how much I care ♪

♪ When you put your arms around me ♪

♪ I get a fever that's so hard to bear ♪

♪ You give me fever ♪

♪ When you kiss me ♪

-(both laugh) -♪ Fever when you hold me tight ♪

♪ Fever ♪

♪ In the mornin' ♪

♪ A fever all through the night ♪

ROBERT: How long do we have to stay?

EVA: Not long.

Come on, you'll like it.

Cor, what's that smell?

Careful, Robert. Mind the mud.

(pig squeals)

Thought you weren't comin'.

Robert and Janie wanted to see the pigs.

Ah.

Come here, then.

Why, this is the mother.

This is Sara Saddlebag.

Now, she's had the most piglets of them all.

She's had more than even old Lily over there. You know how many she's had?

97 piglets since we got her.

(all gasp)

-(gasps) -But you know what?

11 of them died.

-What of? -Crushed by the mother.

-How many has this one had? -This one here?

-That's not had any. -Why not? Ain't it kin?

Yes, it's kin as you like, but it's a boy.

(Harry laughs)

(muttering and laughing)

See how it goes wiggly round?

Just like a little kid's curl.

Ooh. (kissing)

Maria.

MARIA: Eva.

Where are those earrings I bought you?

Didn't want to wear them just to come up here.

What, not even for our Harry?

Maria, for god's sake.

You got no shame, girl.

Did he say anything to you?

Who?

Wasn't talking to you.

What did he say, then?

Nothing.

What did he say?

What did he say?

He said...

-He said... -Yeah?

That he'd give me a bag of licorice if I left you alone with him.

A bag of licorice?

I said no.

Well, that was the right thing to do, wasn't it, Eva?

Anyway, you're not interested in Harry Flite, are you, Eva?

-No. -(laughs)

♪ My sister will be your darling ♪

♪ My sister will be your wife ♪

♪ But only if you love her ♪

♪ And give up your own life ♪

There.

"I" before "E" except after "C," except for user exceptions.

-I don't understand. -Don't worry.

Read this.

"A charge is not normally made

"for local...

"delivery of... timber."

Listen, if you can't be helpful, then just leave us alone, Janie.

"Please ask...

"for a...

"list of charges...

"for...

"delivery...

"outside a...

"15-mile...

"radius of the sawmill."

Yeah, that was good.

Read that one now.

"They took him... to the..."

-Hospital. -"Hospital...

"and cut off Joseph's leg."

(giggling)

What was that all about?

And don't come back!

(squealing)

HARRY: Maria, you're my sister.

You're supposed to be helping me.

Perhaps if you stood on your own two feet a bit, she'd think more of you.

And what's that supposed to mean?

Well, be a bit more of a man.

Fight a bit.

Have you been to see Mr. Dian?

Look. That's not supposed to be in there.

They might choke on that.

Go and see him.

All right, I will.

Why, you're not scared.

(men grunting)

Excuse me. Do you know where a Mr. Dian is?

Yeah, mate. Through there.

Thank you very much.

What can I do for you, Harry?

Well, come in, lad.

I know him, don't I?

Ho ho ho.

Do you, now?

Knowin' is a far cry from bein'.

I want, I want to be a fighter.

A fighter.

HARRY: That's right.

Now, there's the thing.

(laughing)

I can't believe we're doing this, Maria.

What if someone sees?

Eva, it's lovely. Come and have a look.

Come on.

(gasps) Oh.

MARIA: It's Danny coming out of the shower.

Eva...

That is the most beautiful thing I have ever saw in my life.

You see, if Mr. Dian gave me a job in your sawmill, I'd be able to look at him every day.

Yeah, well, he's not gonna give you a job if you still read and write like one of Harry's pigs, is he?

Ohh.

Let me look, let me look.

Hey.

MARIA: What can you see?

Who are you looking at?

My Danny?

Is Danny still there?

No.

Great. He must be coming out.

DIAN: Eva?

What are you doing, Eva?

Good evening, Mr. Dian.

I'll see you tomorrow at work, then, Mr. Dian.

Mmm.

Good night.

Good night.

(chuckles)

You'd be better off taking it with you and wearing something else on the train.

By the time you get there, it's going to be all crumpled up, isn't it?

Eh?

And don't forget your wireless.

What's that?

EVA: I said... don't forget your wireless.

Got it.

No, I mean, don't keep it in at the funeral.

Oh.

FATHER: Are you sure you don't want to come?

Have lots of family there.

I thought you said you didn't want me to.

When did I say that?

I'll tell you who's going to be there.

That poor cousin who lost his leg.

Thought he was in Italy.

No, no, he's been back for a while now. Months, I think.

Which one was it? Michael? Joseph?

Eva knows which one it was.

Look, have I got everything?

I think I should better come with you.

-I'll bring my shawl. -No, no, I'll be all right.

(softly) ♪ Oh, dear, what can the matter be? ♪

♪ Oh, dear, what can the matter be? ♪

♪ Dear, dear, what can the matter be? ♪

♪ Eva can't wait to be there ♪

(sobs)

I can't believe they didn't tell me she was gonna die.

They must have known for ages.

Nobody ever tells me anything.

Eva, what--what are you doing?

Coming with you.

Where?

-To the funeral. -Well, she can't.

Why not?

Who's going to look after Janie and Robert?

Maria can.

Now be sensible.

What do you want to go to a funeral for anyway?

Well, it's... Well, it's only for a night.

Now, look, just be sensible, will ya, please? Just be sensible.

-Well, you might need me there, Dad. -Look, now, be quiet!

I'm going to miss me train.

(door closes)

(crying)


(kisses)


(clears throat)

DIAN: Come on, little Dolly Daydream, time for the post.


Is it "I" before "E" or "E" before "I"?

-In what? -"Deceive."

"E" before "I."

There you are, then. I've finished.

(laughs)

(laughs)

JANIE: "My brother Harry is in love...

"like no man has ever loved a woman before."

(both giggle)

"He talks about her all the time.

"And sometimes he shouts her name out

"in the middle of the night, "and I can hear him from my own bedroom.

"She loves him back, but she pretends she doesn't."

BOTH: "Women are like that."

(giggling)

"They like to deceive men to make them stay with them."

(giggling)

That's very good, Maria.

What do you think, Eva?

Did Harry write that for you?

Of course not.

Of course he did.

(laughs)

Anyway...

I've seen the way you look at him.

How do I look at him?

Like he was burning you... from the inside out.

(giggling)

(car approaches)

(door closes)

JANIE: Back?

FATHER: I'm back.

(sighs)

Well, what was it like?

It rained.

One of the pallbearers fell over.

Was Joseph Lees there with only one leg?

FATHER: What?

JANIE: Well, what's he look like? Has he got a sweetheart?

-Who? -Joseph Lees.

Joseph Lees?

EVA: Well, you must know.

Uh...Yeah, I think he was there.

Or was that his brother?

For god's sake, Dad, can't you remember anything?

Why, why is she pestering me, Janie?

So, was he there?

Joseph Lees?

Why do you want to know about Joseph Lees for?

Eva wants to know.

Eva wants to know everything.

-Just shut up, Janie. -Oh, for heaven's sake.

You're not carrying a torch for him, are you, Eva?

No. Of course I'm not.

No, of course not. Much too sensible for that.

Eh? Joseph Lees, eh?

(laughs)

Wouldn't that be embarrassing?

(laughing)

-Eh, gob, I've upset her. -(door slams)


You're looking the wrong way.

Not my way at all.

Run away with me.

Where are you running?

Well, where do you want to go?

I want to go to--

The mountains?

(laughs)

Africa?

(laughs)

Hey?

Or the moon?

(laughing)

(laughing)

Or my bed?

My art class.

But I might see you later.

Sorry.

Do not forget that this man who is sitting here is a solid form.

He is not a thin thing to be sketched.

Underneath his skin there is muscles and bones.

The male form is different from the female form.

The female form is like the female brain-- soft and changeable.

But the male form is a hard thing.

It is hard in itself, and it is a hard thing to capture.

Do you see, Eva?

(bell tolling)

Oh... bugger!

Shit.

Ohh.

Did Eva hit ya?

(laughs) Wish she had.

Always get these damn things when I'm nervous.

(sniffling)

Do I smell of pigs?

(sniffs)

You smell of blood.

Women like that, don't they?

(women laughing)

Can I come into the fight with you?

'Course you can't. Far too young.

No, I'm not.

-Yes, you are. -No, I'm not.

-Yes, you are. -No, I'm not.

Hello, Harry.

You came.

What are you doing here?

I want to come, too.

You can't. You're too young.

Better go home to bed, okay?

I'll see you later.


What would you do if it was me going in the ring?

I'd think you're a fool.

If I was doing it for you?

(laughs)

I'd still think you're a fool.

So, when's it all gonna start then?

I want to see some blood and gore.

Eh?

Oh, my God, Harry.

Come here.

No, I'm fine.

-Come on, let me-- -Please. I'm fine. Please.

Listen, I'll be back in a minute, yeah?

(crowd shouting)

(bell rings)

(indistinct shouting)

(giggles)

Go up closer, Eva. Go on.

Go on. There's nothing like it.

Go on, Danny!

Come on!

Go on!

-(hard punch) -(dramatic music playing)

Go on!

Excuse me, please.

Please! Aah!

Please!

-Eva! Eva! -Harry!

It's all right. Come on.

-(sobbing) -You're all right now. Make way.

Make way, please.

So, can't I come in?

There's no point.

Dad and Janie are up. Everyone's in.

You mean if they weren't here you'd let me in?

FATHER: Is that door open or closed?

You're letting all the light out!

I really ought to go and see if Janie's all right.

HARRY: You really ought to come up to the farm with me.

I can't do that.


Yes!

HARRY: (echoing) Never been to heaven and back.

Run away with me.

Come up to the farm.

You're not the one that cannot change.


(knocking)

JANIE: Eva, let me in. Eva!

Eva, let me in!

Gonna marry him?

Don't be ridiculous. Just because I--

What?

Didn't you see it all?

Most of it. Can't see what happened inside your head.

-I thought you could. -Only sometimes.

(giggling)

♪ My sister Eva ♪

♪ Is all in a fever ♪

♪ She kissed a man Harry ♪

♪ And now she's got to marry him ♪

What will you be good at, then?

Figure what I'm best at.

And what's that, then?

What do you mean you're going?

You can't go off and leave us.

It's not far.

And you'll be all right without me.

You can come and visit us.

Harry's made it really nice up there.

Are you going to sleep in the same bed as him?

Tsk.

FATHER: I don't know what's got into your head, my girl.

You've only been going out with Harry Flite for a couple of months or so.

If you're that bloody keen, why don't you just marry him?

I just don't want to make the same mistake, that's all.

Which same mistake?

Like your mother did?

You think she shouldn't have married me, don't you?

Eh?

-How many potatoes have you done? -Enough, haven't I?

EVA: Dad...

Go on, Eva.

You go.

Follow your heart.

You know folk'll talk, don't you?


♪ My sister Eva ♪

♪ My sister Eva is... ♪


-Rah! -(gasps)

Got you again, sister.

How did you get in?

Front door was open.

Harry's in the piggery slopping the sows.

Come here! Ha ha!

Look who it is.

Ooh! How's life in the madhouse, Janie?

You should know.

She means our house.

I mean Janie's house.

-That's what I mean. -This is your house now.

So how's father?

He's all right. He's gone out to buy a new suit.

What for?

A wedding suit.

Cousin Veronica's getting married.

(both gasps)

We're all invited. You, too.

Father says it might make you think a bit more about doing it yourself.

Which one's Veronica?

Is that the one with double-jointed fingers?

No, that's Angelica.

-Veronica is the one who used to iron her hair. -And she singed it.

And she plucked all her eyebrows off.

And they never grew back.

Poor Veronica.

Oh, but somebody loves her now if she's getting married.

It's going to be a huge wedding.

Everyone's going to be there.

All the cousins and second cousins.

Even the one-legged ones.

Ooh!

(giggling)

You ready?

Dad, why have you packed so much?

In case we need it.

But you're only gone for two days.

Yeah, well, it's a long way off. We might break down.

Oh, my God.

What's the matter?

Me wireless. I forgot me wireless.

-It's on the dashboard. -What?

ROBERT: It's here, Dad.

FATHER: Right, thank you, Robert.

Hey, you in the front with me. Your sister's in the back.

EVA: I'll be back soon.

(engine starts)

Eva!

Eva!

I'll be going now.

Do you have to?

You'll be all right on your own.

May not be.

You big baby.

It's good to get away!

Can't wait to get there.

I love weddings.

Don't you?

(giggling)


Perhaps he didn't come after all.

Is Joseph Lees here?

-Who? -Shh.

Joseph Lees.

(organ playing)

Well, his parents are here.

But can't see him. Oh, yes.

-There he is. In the back. -Shh.


Mr. and Mrs. Harry Flite.

Harry and Eva Flite.

(band playing)

♪ Well, all right ♪

♪ Okay ♪

♪ You win ♪

♪ I'm in love with you ♪

♪ Well, all right ♪

♪ Okay ♪

♪ You win ♪

♪ Baby, what can I do? ♪

♪ I'll do anything you say ♪

♪ Just gonna be that way ♪

♪ Well, all right ♪

♪ Okay ♪

♪ You win ♪

♪ I'm in love with you ♪

♪ Well, all right ♪

♪ Okay ♪

♪ You win... ♪

-Drink more, then do it. -No.

If you don't, I will.

No. You mustn't.

You have to do it, please. It'll be over soon.

Why are you so desperate for me to go and talk to him, anyway?

I just want to see what happens.

MAN: Um, excuse me.

Would you like to dance?

She can't.

Sorry.

It'll be too late soon.

I can't. I can't.

Go on. Do it now.

Go on.

All right.


Would you like to dance?

I can't dance.

Yes, you can.

♪ It's just gonna be that way ♪

♪ Well, all right ♪

♪ Okay... ♪ Please?

♪ I'm in love with you ♪

♪ Well, all right Okay ♪

-Uh-huh. -♪ You win ♪

♪ Baby, what could I do? ♪

♪ I'll do anything you say ♪

♪ It's just gonna be that way... ♪


(crying)

Do you remember when I came to your house?

Um, you lived in the north, -and there was water everywhere. -(chuckles)

'Cause your dad had been doing something with the drains.

You drew a little picture of the two us of together on a boat escaping from the flood.

My dad, he tried to use it to mop up all the water, and you wouldn't let him.

And you cried.

I was so ashamed.

You didn't have to be.

That's when my dad got remarried.

And I was going off to Africa looking for diamonds.

Did you find any?

Not many, no.

(laughs)

Do you think you're going to go back?

To Italy, I mean.

Joseph, I haven't had a chance to say it, but I have to say it. I have to.

Your father would have been proud of you.

Do you remember Aunt Pam?

It's Eva, isn't it?

Hello.

Oh, this man is so brave.

Let me kiss you, Joseph.

FATHER: Come on, Eva. Time to go.

But it's not late.

We can't stay here forever, can we?

I could bring Eva back to the hotel.

I don't know. Come on. Look at the poor lad.

He needs his sister. Come on, Eva.

Been here long enough, haven't you?


Bye.

Bye.


(laughs)

(laughs)

WORKMAN: Careful! Careful there!

For you.

Have you told Harry yet?

No.


JOSEPH: My dear Eva, this is what I was trying to tell you about Italy.

I probably didn't do it very well.

The books and photographs will do it better.

But I wish I could show you what it's really like one day.

Who knows?

(door closes)

HARRY: Eva?

Eva?

(running up stairs)

You and me, my darling, are made for love.

You and I, Harry.

Well, you and I are going dancing.

-When? -Now.

(slow dance music plays)

What's the matter?

I'm not really in the mood.

Well, why not?

Listen, it just feels wrong. I've got things to do.

Didn't feel wrong last time, did it?

You was in the mood for anything last time. Eh?

I'm sorry, Harry. It's not you.

Well, who is it, then?

Who is it, then, Eva?


(water running)

(turns tap off)

How long to go, Mr. Dian?

I don't know, me darlin'. I wasn't counting.

(door opens)

(door slams)

What are you doing?

Reading.

Reading.


Well, what's the book?

It's about Italian art.

Why do you want to know about that?

Well, I might go to Italy one day.

What for, work in a spaghetti factory?

Don't be so stupid.

Well, what else would I do there?

Well, don't you want to talk to me now I come home?

What do you want to talk about?

Where'd you get it from, that book?

My cousin. My second cousin.

Eva...

What? I'm trying to read my book.

Oh, hell with your bloody book your bloody cousin sent you!

(door slams)

You bastard, Harry Flite.

You're just jealous.

What have I got to be jealous about?

You're jealous of my book.

No.

You didn't mean that. You... meant jealous of someone else, didn't you?

Didn't you?

Who is it, Eva?

Don't come near me.

You tell me who it is!

What are you doing? Don't come near me!

Get away from me!

Harry!

Bastard!

(Eva sobbing)

(vehicle approaches)

(rooster crows)

Brought your book back.

I-I wiped the mud off, and I dried it out for you.

It doesn't look too bad now.

Look, I'm down on my knees to you, Eva. Please forgive me.

I've never done anything to hurt you.

You know that, don't you?

You know that.

It's just I'm scared, that's all.

Please forgive me.

I'm so sorry.

Please.

Please.

I'd die if you didn't love me, Eva.

I love you so much.

JANIE: Dear Cousin Joseph, it was nice to see you at the wedding the other day.

My sister Eva would love to see you again.

Perhaps you can come around for tea.

Lots of love, Janie.

HARRY: You've always been clever at mending things.

(father laughs)

I remember my old dad.

He used to be really clever with anything to do with wood.

He was hopeless with metal things.

Funny, that, isn't it?

JANIE: Eva.

HARRY: Are you handy with wood?

Can't trust it. Changes too much after you've fixed it.

Yeah, I suppose it does, eh?

Eva.

What?

Don't say "what," say "pardon."

Pardon.

Joseph Lees is at the door.

Joseph Lees?

What's he doing here, for God's sake?

So, what are you doing here, Joseph?

I'm just passing through. There was, um... somebody I had to see for work.

Tell me, Joseph, is there much work to be had for a geography man?

I'm a geologist.

A geologist. You know, for a man... Well, you know, with your... In your...

Sometimes, yeah.

Yeah. Suppose it depends.

How long is it since you saw Eva, her family? Where you going?

I'm gonna get the sugar.

FATHER: It's already here, on the table.

Where's your head, girl?

You all right?

Yeah.

(bell rings)

Was a good wedding, wasn't it, Joseph?

It was lovely, yeah.

How's Italy these days, Joseph?

Joseph's a great one for Italy, Harry.

Did you know that?

No, I didn't know that.

Did I see one of your postcards here the other day, Joseph?

JOSEPH: Um...

FATHER: That must have been one of yours.

Somewhere in Italy or Greece or somewhere.

You might have done.

So, what are your plans, Joseph?

Well, I'm going back to Italy soon.

FATHER: Oh, good. That's good. Yeah.

Going on your own?

(chuckles) Suppose so.

Well, then...

Stop it!

(father laughs)

So...

Oh, I'd-I'd better be going.

I'll see you off.

Thank you very much for the tea.

Oh, my pleasure.

I was going to tell you--

You don't have to, uh, tell me anything.

I shouldn't have come.

So you're going back to Italy, then?

Uh, next week.

(footsteps)

(gate closes)

I'll be all right.


(dog barks)

(dog barks)

Here you go.


(dogs barking)

Dirty dogs.

You dirty stinking filthy dogs!

Where are you going?

Eva?

Nowhere. Just out.

(shouts) Get out, will you? Get out!

Get out!

Just get rid of them, Harry! Just get rid of them!


(gunshot)

Harry!

Harry!

Harry!

Listen, I got rid of 'em for you.

It's what you wanted, wasn't it?

What are you doing?

I'm leaving.

No, you can't.

You have to stay here with me.

You can't leave me, Eva.

You can't leave me.

-What do you think... (screams) -I thought you'd take care of me!

I thought you'd be different!

I thought you weren't gonna be just like her, when she left him, and he's out there, and he's hanging, and she left him, and now it's gonna be you just the same as her!

The same as who?

My mother!

She goes, he's crying all the time, and then he's hanging, and...

I don't want to be like him, and I will be if you go.

I will be! I'll be out there hanging!

I won't be able to help it, 'cause I'm just like him!

And I'm...

-Harry! -I'll do it first, before you can go! Then you'll see!

Harry, stop it!

You'll see just like she saw!

Harry! Stop it!

I'm not going!


Shh.

Good. It's all right.

It's all right.

It's all right.


(crowd cheering)

MARIA: Oh, cheer up, you old misery guts.

You know where she is. You know what she's doing.

You're driving me mad.

You don't understand, do you?

Well, of course I understand.

You think I've never been in love before?

Look, you should play the old push-me, pull-you.

What's that?

Well, you show her you care, and then you show her you don't care.

Women love it.

Do you love it?

No...

But I can't resist it.

(bird crows)

"Pour in the vinegar...

"and bring to simmering point."

He's back from Italy now.

-Did you know? -Yeah.

Are you gonna write back to him?

There's nothing to say.

Anyway, just stay out of my bloody business, will you?

Oh, God.

What are you cooking, cranes?

-Chutney. -Ah! I hate chutney.

But I thought you liked chutney.

No, no. You're all right, my love.

Anyway, nice to see Harry's let you out for the night, Eva.

(crowd shouting)

JOSEPH: Dear Eva, it's cold now that I've come back home.

Perhaps I should have been away longer.

But then there was nothing much to keep me there.

I do hope things are well with you.

I wouldn't like to think I've caused you any trouble.

JANIE: I don't know how you can just forget about him like that.

You don't know what you're talking about, Janie.

(crowd cheering)

(inaudible)

Aah!

(crowd shouting)

I wasn't meddling.

I just want you to...

To be happy.

But I am happy, silly.

(moaning)

Oy!

(sobbing)

Shh.

(pig squeals)

Harry?

(thump)

(static)

(dogs barking)

(whispers) Hey.


What?

How could you do that?

Do-do what?

Did you want me to know?

Eva.

Did you?

Eva.

For God's sake...

(sobbing)

Eva!


(doorbell rings)


Hello.

Can I come in?

Yeah.


(thump)

(laughs)


(oinking and squealing)

That's, um... malecite. From--

Malecite.

Malecite.

Malecite.

Malecite.

Uh... That's stipnite. That comes from Romania.

Very fragile.


Tell me what was the best bit.

The best bit...

Was when you put your hand on the rock in the quarry.

Up on the surface where the sun had been on it.

It was warm.

And you knew that it went down into the earth's crust.

You're gonna dig it up.

You're gonna cut it, grind it, shape it, take it away.

But for that moment when you touched it,

and you knew it was there as it had been for...

millions of years, it was a good moment.

I love the way the words just fall out of your mouth.


You know, love.

When I first woke up...

after the operation...

Not the times when I was drugged, I didn't know where I was then.

I thought I was on the boat most of the time.

A boat with a crowd of men from the quarry.

I was counting the oars as they dipped into the water.

There was always four strokes, never five.

That's when I first woke up...

And this most violent pain... just below my knee.

And I was still counting.

(sobs)

It's okay.

It's okay.

(sobs)

Five charges.

(siren wailing)

There were only four.

(man shouting in Italian)

Exploded.

I'm so sorry.

Come here. Come here.


You know when you came to our house...

And Harry was there?

Harry and me, it was just something that happened.

I don't know why.

I can't imagine you doing that without thinking about it.

But I did think about it.

(whispering) Never been to heaven and back.

That was why I wouldn't marry him.

But you didn't mind sharing his house?

Do you think that was a bad thing to do?

If you want to go back for a while, I'll understand.

I don't want to go back.

If you're worrying about him, if you need to straighten things out.

I don't want to go back.

We can go away somewhere together, you and me.

Italy.

Get a nice apartment by the river.

Marble bathroom.

Windows open all night.

Hmm?

Just us, like that?

Yeah?

Come here.


(doorbell rings)

I'm not coming.

You've got to, Eva. It's the worst he's ever been.

You can't just run away.

He's really sick.

Look, um, I'm coming with you, all right?

I don't think you should.

It'll kill him.

Harry! Come on, Harry!

You can't hide from us forever!

Where do you think he might be?

I don't know, do I?

I haven't seen him since yesterday.

I shouldn't have gone.

(pigs squealing)

Come on, my dear. Let's be hearing you.

MARIA: Harry!

He's on the roof.

My God, Harry, no!

You'll be all right, sweetheart.

We'll get you down.

Eva.

Harry.

-Come on, Harry! -Eva's here.

Harry, no!

Harry!

Harry.

Harry!

Watch where you're walking, Harry! Don't look down!

Eva, for God's sake, you do something!

Harry!

-No! -Harry!

(inaudible)

Don't fall.

Harry, please don't fall.

Harry.

It's all right, Harry.

It's all right.

Yeah.

EVA: "Dear Joseph, "I will make him better.

"I'll show him how to manage without me, "and then I'll come back to you.

"It won't be like this forever, I promise you."

(dishes clatter)

Because I can't stay. You know I can't.

-I have to get away. -You can't leave him again, Eva.

Please, Maria.

You have to help him to get better.

I can't stay here forever.

HARRY: Eva!

Eva!

Oh, God, Harry.

You must be freezing by now.

HARRY: No. I'm all right.

You know, when you were with him...

Did you think about me when you were with him?

Did you?

(saw whirring)

Harry, what's wrong?

Thought you might be hungry.

Here you go.

Your favorite.

Harry, listen, Mr. Dian and everything, you know?

I know, but when I first saw you, I wanted to run up and give you a big kiss.

Harry.

You-You'd have thought I was a bit mad then, wouldn't you?

Harry, look at me.

Look at me.

Listen, this is not the time to talk about this, okay?

I've got to go back to work, and I'll talk to you later on, okay?

You eat those up.

I need to talk to you, okay?

Harry?

Promises are made to keep.

Promises are made to reap.

Make a promise, break a promise.

Promises'll make you weep.

She's not coming back, you know.

She is back.

Not in her heart. Not in her soul.

What am I gonna do?

Why do you think she went off with him?

Don't know.


MAN: Hey, mind, eh!


(clangs, whirs)


(door opens)

You all right, luv?

I brought him some magazines to keep him busy.

All right, Harry?

Eva'll look after you.

Won't you?

He's gonna be skipping and sparring, my dear.

Soon be mended.

Soon be better.


(knocking)


You shouldn't have come here.

I haven't heard from you.

You've got to go.

But I need you to come with me.

It's gone so wrong.

HARRY: Eva, who is it?

I have to go.

-Eva, look-- -(sobs)


HARRY: Eva.

Eva.

Do you need anything else, Harry?

HARRY: No. I'm all right.

You're not going out today, are you?

Are you?

No.

No, I'm not going anywhere.


(door opens)