The Bouncer (2018) Script

Put me the fuck down.


Did you sleep well? Yeah.

Hungry?

Mm, a little, yeah.

What is "2B"?

It's a pencil.

Don't get the wrong ones. These are the ones I need.

Do you really need all this for your drawings?

Hurry up, Sarah. Come on.

Sir. Yes?

As of today, we still have not received last month's payment.

Without fail, this week.


Come on.

Let me go man! Oh! Fuck!

She spilled a fucking drink on me. Keep moving.

Get off me!

Get the fuck off me! Calm down.

I am fucking calm.

Stay here. Don't fucking touch me, man!

You don't know who the fuck I am?

Your sorry ass is gonna get in a lot of trouble for this. For nothing!

She's just a bitch. Like you!

Oh, fuck, man.

Lukas? Hey, Lukas, break out.


The cops showed up.

I tried to tell them he beat up a waitress but they didn't want to hear it.

I think the kid's going to press charges.

And... you're fired.

Five years since I've known you.

I know what's on your mind.

Hope you won't get in more trouble because of that cunt.

What are you gonna do?

I need to find a job.

I may have a plan for you.

There's a strip club in Ixelles.

One of the bar guys told me they needed a bouncer.

If you're interested, I'll hook you up.


I don't speak Flemish.

Follow me.

We open from Wednesday till Sunday.

You gotta be focused, cos there are naked girls so things can easily get fucked up with the clients.

No smoking, no drinking.

You get paid every night.

It's simple.

Last man standing gets the job.


Stop!


What's your name? Lukas.

You start Friday.


Who did that to you?

A guy at work.

Is it painful?

A little bit.

Did he hit you with his elbow?

Do you know what's great about this? What?

I get to stay home tonight.

This is hard.

Wait, put your hand like this...

...knife pointing down.

Go on. Go on.


See you tonight!

Bye!

I'm sorry for the delay.

Is everything OK? I'm fine.

Police.

We'd like to talk to you about what happened at your job.

Will you please come with us?


So, what you're saying is you didn't hit the guy?

Is that right?

You know what, I got a 16 year--old kid.

When I talk to him he's got all these crazy theories about justice the planet, mankind...

I just want to punch him in the face.

Just so he knows what it feels like.

See if he still has the same opinions about things afterwards.

But you got bad luck, man.

Cos the guy that you beat up, his Dad works for the European Parliament.

So that's where it gets tricky for you.

Where we come in, start sticking our noses in.

That club you worked at they don't know anything about you.

You live alone with your daughter.

She goes to school under a fake last name.

No one knows who you are or why you're hiding.

The only thing I know is that your name is Lukas...

You're a bouncer and you beat the shit out of a kid.

What do you want from me?

I'm going to tell you what I don't want.

I don't want to mess with you.

If you're hiding because you screwed up here or somewhere I don't give a fuck.

But I want you to work for me.

Now, you help me and I'll take care of that nightclub shit you got yourself into.

Hey, I don't work for the Belgian police.

I'm the kind of guy you call when there's a big problem somewhere in Europe.

Now my job is to track down a Dutchman who settled here to run his business.

What's his business?

He prints fake money.

So, now I have 20 fucking countries on my back that want me to nail him.

What do I have to do with that?

This guy I'm talking about is Jan Dekkers and he hired you as a bouncer at his strip club.

I want you to keep your eyes open, you see anything, you call me.

It's that simple.

I'm not interested.

I'm telling you.

I have a lot of leeway with the work that I do.

Which means I can make sure you have no problems with the justice.

Or I can get a judge to throw you in jail and send your daughter to a foster home.

And if you break out, you'll be on every shit list.

This is my number, memorize it.

If you see or hear anything, you call me.


Where's Jan?

He's busy.


Do you think I'm gonna wait for Jan all night long sitting here and drinking water?

He can't make it tonight, he's sorry.

Tell him to go and fuck himself.

See that girl over there?

Take her back to her hotel.

Don't leave her alone one second.

Make sure she's safe, OK?

Come back here.

What's your name?

Lukas.

You do everything they tell you to do?

Are you their little doggy?


Basra!

She's Italian. Never heard of her.

How old is she? In her mid--thirties.

Comes to the club, doesn't pay for anything.

Who is she? A new girlfriend?

No idea.

OK, I'm gonna check on that.

This is good, they're beginning to trust you.

These guys don't trust anyone.

Hey, even the Devil needs lieutenants.


No touching.

Get your hands off.

Jan wants to see you.

Outside.


Shhh.

What do you want?

We wanna know who you are.

I am the bouncer at the strip club.

You've only got one number in your phone.

Hello?

Hello, Daddy?


Start the car.

Where are you from?

From here.

Nobody knows you.

Why?

I was a bodyguard... abroad.

Where about?

South Africa.

That's nice.

Why did you come back?

My wife died.

Keep right.

Come.

You're a bodyguard, no?


He's OK.

So, you got some good news for me?

They don't want to do business with you.

Why?

They are already in business with some guys in the Netherlands...

...and they don't trust you.

Listen...

I pre-sold everything... and now you tell me that I can't deliver the product because of some Dutch fuck?

Don't blame it on me. I do blame it on you.

You told me there wouldn't be a problem.

They're Dutch for Christ's sake, they're our fucking neighbours.

You know what?

Ask them what they want.

I'll give it to them. Anything.

So they know they can trust me.

I'll work it out.

Yeah... you'd better work it out.

Let's go.

This is where you live?

Yeah.

Your daughter... what's her name?

Sarah.

You leave her alone when you're at work?

Yeah.

You'd better go see her, then.

Oh, wait.

Keep the car.

I don't need it.

I'll go back with Geert.

I'm telling you, keep it.

It's my treat.


Now they know where I live.

They're watching me.

You're talking to me. That means you passed the test.

Jan went to talk to some middleman.

An antique dealer, he has a gallery in Ixelles.

He's supposed to put him in touch with some Dutch guys.

What for?

No idea.

They have something he wants.

Try to find out more about this.

We were able to track down the Italian girl you took to the hotel Lisa Zaccherini, charged with forgery in Home in 2013.

If Jan's brought her here from Italy, he's got a good reason.

I want you to check on that.

Hello?

You drove Lisa back the other day.

Yeah.

Go get her at her hotel.

When?

Right now.

OK.

That was great, Dad, thank you.

Can we go back riding tomorrow?

We'll go back if it's possible.

Ciao.

Hello.

What is your name? Sarah.

You're very pretty, Sarah.

And you look much more friendly than your father.

Where are we going? Take the Boulevard...

I'll show you where to go next.


It's done.

OK.

I'm gonna text you an address.

Meet me there immediately.

Who were you speaking with?


Give me five minutes.

Go inside. Geert is waiting for you.


I've got something to fetch.

That's all you need to know.

When?

Now.

Daddy!


Woah!

Tell him to bring back my daughter right away.

Do it... if you don't wanna see your daughter again.

If something happens to my daughter, I'll kill you.

You and your boss.

OK?

This is the guy we're coming to get.

We're coming to get?

Those motherfucking Dutchmen only want to negotiate if we bring them this guy.

He cooks the best crack cocaine in Europe.

He used to work for them.

But he left to work on his own.

So, what's the plan?

What do you mean, what's the plan? We go in and get him out.

How many people are there? No idea.

So you think your best plan is to go in, get him out and shoot whatever moves?

You got a better fucking idea?

You stay here.


Fuck!

Where's my daughter? Relax. She's safe.

Your home is beautiful.

It's not really my home.

Do you work with my dad? Not really.

So, what's your job then?

What's your daddy's job?

He was a...

He was a guard who protects people.

A bodyguard? Yes, that's it!

He used to protect my mummy's father when we lived in South Africa.

That's how Mummy and Daddy met.

Wow!

And your mummy, where is she now?

She had an accident in South Africa.

An accident?

Some people killed her to steal her car.

Where is she? She's fine.

Dad, look what we did, Lisa and me.

Get your stuff, we're leaving.

Hurry up, come on.


Excuse me for barging in.

You gave me no choice.

No more calls. You never answer the phone.

What happened?

We went to kidnap a guy for Jan.

What guy? What do they want him for?

For the Dutch guys they want to negotiate with.

What does he want to negotiate exactly?

I have no idea.

Well, you find out.

No, it's over. I'm out.

They took my daughter, this is going too far.

OK.

Hey, I know what you did in South Africa.

You know what that means?

It means if you quit the game now, I'll ship you right back there. Got it?

Hey, you got it?

Good.

Don't lose it now, man. We need you.

Ha, you came back.

You know?

I'm sorry about the other day.

I'm just a bit short handed lately.

I knew you would do a good job.

It's a compliment.

It means I trust you.

Don't ever touch my daughter again.

I promise.

For the inconvenience.

I want to continue.

We are open from Wednesday through Sunday.

I want more.

Tomorrow we are trading the guy you kidnapped.

Do you think you can handle it, together with Geert?

Yeah.


You can go.


It's OK.


You don't know what you're doing.

Shut up.

You won't get out of here alive.

They'll kill me and then they'll kill you.

It's OK.

No, no.

No.

No!

Help! Help!

Fuck! Go, go, go!


Hey.

Go inside.

Go.

What the fuck happened?

Shit!


Sarah. Sarah.

Come on. Hurry up.

Bye!

It's me.

The supermarket? Was that you too?

We went there for an exchange.

What kind of exchange?

Watermarked paper.

That means they're going to send a new batch out.

There must be a lab somewhere.

Maybe they move every time they go into production, I don't know.

Do they have doubts about you?

Impossible.

I risked my life for them.

OK good, then you stay on it.

Bring your pencils with you if you want.

OK?


You'll be OK here.

Omar is a super guy.

And you and Moussa are good friends, huh?

Listen, I have a few things to finish.

Honey, I promise I'll come back to get you.

Tell me.

Are you afraid?

A little bit.

I am not afraid for you.


Sure you don't need anything else?

Positive.

You know you can count on me.

Bro?

I will do this alone.

I don't know, I haven't decided yet, and you?

Me? I like skateboarding, riding my bike, basketball...

I think I'll take sports, you know.

I'm not really a sports fan.

The first time I saw you you were beating up a bunch of guys half your age.

Do you know what I thought?

"This guy is either totally fucked up... or he's a fucking survivor who is able to adapt to anything."

What do you think?

I don't know.

It's a bit of both.

I guess they go together.

You do understand what we are doing now... with Lisa?

It's none of my business.

It is...

After what you've done for me.

Whether you like it or not.

We are going to print bank notes pretty soon.

I'm going to need you.

You've gotta take real good care of Lisa she is... fragile.

Especially after what happened.


I grew up somewhere near Crotone.

Do you know where it is?

It's in the south of Italy.

A poor region.

But it's near by the sea.

My father had a printing business.

It was his whole life.

When he passed away, he left me and my mother in deep shit.

I really needed money.

So, I began to print fake money.

Just to pay off my father's debts in the first place.

But, then I continued.

You know for doing that I could spend my life in prison.

Do you think we could have done something?

For Geert?

No.

When you do these kind of things, it always turns nasty.

Same goes for you if you continue.

And your wife, what happened to her?

A carjacking that got out of hand.

They killed her.

And did they find the people who did it?

The police didn't.

But, I did.

Can you drop me somewhere?


I'm telling you, there was nothing, it was empty.

Jan is going to disappear now he knows we're after him.

We still have a chance.

What's that?

Jan has to hurry to print and deliver to his buyers.

Just let the girl go.

You're kidding me. She's the only thing I've got here.

Let me talk to her.

OK, come on.


Figlio di puttana. You ratted on us.

Why did you do that?

For my daughter, they have me on a leash.

That's bullshit.

But it's the truth.

They'll let you out so you can print the money.

They have nothing on me. Nothing!

They know everything you do.

They're on your back.

You trust these bastards?

I don't have a choice.

I've tried to protect you.

No, no.

You were trying to protect yourself.

You and your family.

You sacrificed me.

Do you want to end up like Geert?

Is that it?

Non lo so.

Is that what you want?

Non lo so.

Look at me.

Lisa...

We're gonna be fine.

We're gonna be fine.

OK? OK.


What are you doing here?

I wanted to see you.

We've got a big problem.

How big?

As big as a police raid.

They took Lisa.

But, don't worry. I talked to the attorney... they've got nothing against her, they'll have to let her go.

So, we don't have a problem.

Yes, we do.

There is too much heat on us.

Are you going to stop?

I can't.

We have to print the money.

The people I worked for paid for it.

Come... Let's go for a ride.


You are crazy.

The police raided my place and they arrested the girl who works for me.

What does it have to do with me? I didn't tell the cops.

The way I see it...

The transaction went wrong... and the Dutch wanted to take revenge on me.

If they wanted to take revenge on you they wouldn't have sent the cops.

Wait, wait, wait, wait!

Maybe it's the girl who ratted on you.

No.

How can you be so sure?

Well, she knew we were moving the stash.

Maybe it's him?

This gentleman over there... he made his hands dirty for me.

You see?

Once you have a doubt...

It's over.

Are we going far away?

I don't know.

When are you coming back?

Very soon.

I promise you.


Come on, Lisa. Get your shit together.

Get me these babies.

Fuck.


It's OK. OK.

Thank you.


Put it in the trunk.


Buy some toys for your daughter.

Police!

Don't move!

Keep calm! Keep calm!

Drop the gun.

Get on your knees. Get on your knees!

On your knees.


Come on guys, pack everything. Woo hoo!

Yeah, this is payday!

Come on, move it. Hurry up.

So, you're not dead yet?


Nico!

Nico!

Nico!

Nico!


Fuck!

Fuck!

Shit!

Hey!


Hello? Dad?

Are you OK? Yes.

Are you coming to get me? Yeah.

Dad?