The Escape (2017) Script

A quickie before work, hm?

Have we towels? What?

Towels. Yeah, in there.

Uh, it's soaking wet.

I put them all in the wash yesterday. Sorry.

And they ain't dry?

They're in the tumble dryer.

I forgot to get them out.

I'm at work all day. I can't do the laundry and all.

I know.


It stinks.

Shall I wear that one? Yeah.

Sure? Yeah, it looks nice.

I've got to look the part today

'cause he's coming in.

I know, you said.

I ain't getting very dry with this fucking towel, am I?

Want me to do that?

I've got a bad feeling about this meeting, that's all.

Yeah, chuck that on for us, would you?

Definitely this color?

Yeah, it looks nice like that.

Don't feel bad about it.

Can't go somewhere else now, can I?


Alright. It's alright. I'll get the kids up.

Will you do the bed?

What one do you want?

Big spoon? Little spoon?

What's the matter, Ted? What?

You're not gonna eat your breakfast? Why?

I'm making some. Who went to the poo?

You do stinky, stinky, stinky!

Come on. No.

Come on, kids. Eat your breakfast.

I've got to get out.

Daddy's got to go to work.

Bye, winkles. Yum, yum, yum.

Bye, you winkle. Eat all your breakfasts.

Come on, Ted. Come on. No. No.

Otherwise you're gonna be hungry later. Come on.

Oh, he doesn't have to if he doesn't want to.

Come on, let's get all our stuff together.

Alright, see you later. Bye, daddy.

Love you. Bye-bye.

Come on, let's go and say goodbye to him at the window.

Come on! Quick! Quick!

Quick, say goodbye to daddy at the window.


You dropped it. Where is he?

Where is he?

Where is he? Hello.


Big eyes. Bye, big eyes.

Bye. Bye-bye.

Bye, Mr. Farty Bottom.


Sometimes it crashes... It crash into the bush.

Oh, no.

With all the spider webs.

Whoo! No, I didn't crash.

Let's cross the road here.

One way. The other way.

Gotta check, check, check.

Stop. Stop. Walk.

I know, it was really bad, wasn't it, earlier?

Yeah, it's, um.. Bye-bye, sweetheart.

Eat it. Eat it. Eat.

We going in there. We're going in there.

Good morning, Ted.

Why don't you come and find your little tag?

Come here. Which one's your name?

There. No.


That's it.

And you too.

See you later. Have a good day. Bye.

Bye. Have a good day. Bye.

Here, Ted, will you give me a kiss?

What are these?

I think they are fans.

They are fans. They are fans.

Bye. Bye-bye.

You've just woken me up.

Sorry. Why are you up so early?

I was gonna make a cup of tea.

Do you want a cup of tea?

No. Come here.

Hey. Come here.


Just be really quiet.


Go on.

I'm gonna pop out. Okay.

Need anything? Um..

No. No, I'm good.

Where's, where's the kids?

In the kitchen.

And they're watching telly?

Mm-hm. Okay.

Lucky, ain't we?


Pretty special, innit?


Ain't like this for most people, is it?

We done alright. We done alright.


I'm gonna get some charcoal and a bit more booze, alright?


See you in a bit. Give us a kiss.

See you in a bit.

I wish we had treats.


Hey, what are you doing in here?

Hey. Moody?

Come on. This ain't like you, is it?

Looking like you're about to burst into tears.

Come on.

Sulkin'? I'm not sulkin'.

Sulking in the baby's room.

Where's my girl?

Where's my happy girl?

Come on.

We haven't done it in here, have we?

Have we done it in here?

We did it when we got the place.

Mark. Didn't we?

No. Come on.


Mark, I don't want to.

Alright, I'm jokin'.



Why is it.. Oi.


Well, you're proper, you're proper upset, ain't ya?


Oh, shit.

Am I being a mug?


You met someone, eh?

Mark! Eh?

I can't believe you've just asked me that.

I haven't met anyone.

I, I haven't got time to meet anyone.

I don't meet anyone ever.

I don't go out, do I?

I don't actually leave. Alright.

Uh, what? Who? Like the... the... the...

Alright, alright, alright...

The plumber guy that fixed the dishwasher the other day.

Alright, I'm sorry. I shouldn't have said that. I'm sorry.

I can't believe you asked me that...

I'm sorry. I said I'm sorry.

I didn't mean that.

I'm trying to work out..

Look at it, look at it from my point, right?

It's Saturday.

It's my one of my only days off and you're... you're cryin'.

It's a bit weird, isn't it?

I'm not seeing anyone else, Mark.

Alright, I didn't mean that.

I'm just trying to work out what's going on.

That's nice.

Are you coming back or are you just walkin' out of the room?

You've just walked away from me.

You've just walk, you've just turned your back on me and come into another room.

I don't wanna be around you...

No, I'm trying to find out what is wrong with you.

Don't fucking walk away from me.


No, I don't know why, but you would have thought you'd bought a car like that, it would have come with it, standard, but no.

Hot dogs there.

We've got sausages, little sausages.

I've come to the shop.

I will need some tomato ketchup and some mustard 'cause mommy's forgotten to buy it.

Is there any mustard? No, I just brought some out.

Thank you.


Come on, love. Charlotte.


Who's hungry? Luke wants that one.

Yeah, he trains about 20 hours a week so nearly every day after school so it's a lot of runnin' around and it can be exhausting.

Yeah, so he's just gonna get to represent London in, like, a big regional competition or national competition, so..

So, yeah, something to look forward to.

That's good, isn't it?

Why don't you get up and have a play with them?

Eh? Come on, Florrie.

Who wants a sausage?

Didn't needed it. Thank you.

Are you not doing the drinks for me?

Everyone's got a drink. You had a job to do...

Everyone's got drinks.

No, you're not allowed in!

No way.

Do you wanna do something?

What? I'm just chilling out.

Well, they're getting, they're in chaos...

You always do the barbecue.

Yeah, I do... You won't let, you won't let me do it.

I don't want you doing the barbecue.

I want you to make sure they've all got..

No one's got a drink on them.

And the kids are going mental.

Yeah, I know. Well, the kids are alright.

Do you want.. Anyone want more drinks? Are you all...

No, I just got one. Thanks.

You've got one. Are you alright?

Um, I could have another one, please.

Yeah? No!

Thank you. No, wait, Florrie.

Is it garlic? Hummus is garlic.

I'm putting..

How are you gonna know you don't like it?

This don't have to be our house.

Yeah, I do like hummus. Let me have..

Kids, do you want burgers?

Who wants burgers?

Get one of the kids to try it first.

The old trick.

Well, I gave it to you.

Ted, what are you doing?

Breaking your mom's plant?

Don't do that. I need to check it.

Fuckin' hell.

Oh, yeah.


I'm not happy.


I'm not happy.


I need to do something else.

I can't do this anymore.

I'm not happy, Mark.


Are you laughin' or cryin'?

I can't work it out.

Did I do something wrong?


I'm going to go to sleep now.

That's 15 pounds altogether.

Lovely. Thank you. Thank you.

Fiver change. Thank you.

Thank you. Bye. Bye.

Alright? No.

Why? I'm knackered.

Well, I had a good day.

Yeah? What's that? Yeah.

It's this book that I got today.

"The Lady And The Unicorn."

Do you want one? No, I'm alright.

Sounds like a kid's book.

Yeah, no, it's this book about um, these tapestries.

Like medieval tapestries in Pa..

They, like they're hanging in Paris.

There's 6 of them, they all represent different, um, aspects of the self, like..

Anyway... I saw this book and then it made me think what I need to do.

Because I think I need to, like, get out and do something with my life that's not just being here.

And I thought maybe I could do this art course.

What do you think?


I think it would be good.

Why are you crying?

Because I need you to... to understand...

Come here. Come here.

I do understand. Come here.

What's happened today? I went..

I actually had a really nice day.


I went up London. Yeah?

Yeah, and, um, it was really good.

Great. No, it was really nice.


So, like, even getting on the train was good.

Just getting out and seeing all the different people and all the different ways they dress and...

Yeah, yeah.

And I was only up there for a couple of hours but it just made me feel good.

Like, it made me feel really..

So there's this art, like, academy..

...that do these courses.

So you can do evening ones or you can do day ones which is what I thought I could do because then, because then I would be able to get the kids off to school get up to London and then someone could come and pick them up and then I could..

It's not, it's not every day. It's just every..

It depends, but you can do like..

Depends on how many sessions you want.

I think I'd need, like, 10 or so.

And they range between 270 to about 400 pounds.


Yeah, but I think it's worth it.

Yeah, great.

It's a really good idea. Okay.

So I can enroll then?

They've got this, um they've got this, um, open day.. a few weeks.


I don't know yet which course I wanna do.

I'm not sure. Maybe the line drawing.

'Cause I always was quite good at that.

Or I could do..

Maybe I could do a tapestry or a textiles course, I don't know.

Whatever makes you happy.

Any food?

You said you didn't want any dinner so I didn't...

Yeah, I said that earlier, didn't I?

"Never have I seen her so beautiful.

Her hairstyle is strange indeed.

Two plaits gathered at the front and tied together on top of her head splaying out from the knot like a short plume looking vexed."


"The accepted view is that the tapestries depict the 5 senses to which is added a 6th sense probably indicating moral judgement."

I don't get this.

Am I just thick?

'Cause I don't do things like this.

I don't go to galleries and that.

No, don't walk off.


Night, babe.

It's nice that, isn't it?


I mean that.

You know, I'm gonna actually make...


There you go. Are you ready to order?

Yes. Yeah.

Um, can I have the butternut squash...

Squash. Followed by? ...please?

And then the, um, the peppers, please.

Good. Thank you.

Which one you having for the first one?

Butternut squash. I'll have that.

Yeah, same again? Yeah.

And for your main?

Uh, I'll have the chicken, please.

Sure. Thank you very much then.

Thank you. Thank you.

Cheers. Cheers.

Do you want some water?

I think you're amazing.

You're an amazing mom.

Amazing wife.

And you're beautiful.

Nice being out, innit?

Mm. It's lovely. Do that more.

Get out of the house. Mm.


Do this more, actually. Yep.

Here we go. Oh, thank you.

You're welcome. Your starters.

It looks lovely. Enjoy your meal.

Thank you.

What is that? It's butternut squash.

Is it carrots?

It looks like carrots, but it's butternut squash.


Oh, look, mommy's here. I'm so sorry.


Mommy's very sorry.

I didn't mean to be late, darling.

I'm really sorry. It's alright.

Don't worry. I didn't mean it.

Come on, let's go and get Florrie.

Thank you. So sorry. Thank you.

Alright, come on, come on. Let's go and get Florrie.

Yeah, we're going to go and find her.

Come on, come on, come on. Let's go and get Florrie.

There's Florrie. Look. Here's mommy.

I'm sorry. Oh, who's this come to get you?

I'm so sorry. That's fine. She's been fine.

Has she been good? Absolutely fine.

Thank you so much. You alright, darling?

See you later. Be a good boy. Come on.

We're going home now.

Out you go. See you later. Bye.

Sorry. Thank you. That's fine.

That's fine. Bye.

You dropped it.

Tidy this up.

Tidy this up.

Put it away.

Who's been playing with my book?

No one's allowed to touch my stuff!

And I've had enough of you fucking idiots!

All you do, you never fucking listen to me!

Fuck you!

Mommy's really sorry. Mommy's so sorry.

Mommy's sorry.

I envy you.

A lot of people do, darlin'.

You're good with the kids.

They like you.

You make them laugh.

"Daddy's home."

You get to play with them.

Yeah, we've talked about that, haven't we?

I'm not with them all day. They hate me.

Don't be a numpty. They don't hate you.

They love you.

I can be a joker 'cause I'm out all day.

You have to do the rules for 'em.

You're a great mom.

You love them to bits.


That's what you do for kids.

You look after them, you bring them up and they treat you like crap most of the time.

That's what happens. Everyone knows that.

I don't care about them.

Oi, you don't mean that.

You're a mom. That's what moms do.

I don't care if they don't finish their dinner.

I don't care if they fall over.

Oi, oi, oi, oi. I don't care.

I don't care if they go to school or if they don't go to school.

What are you talkin' about? Stop it.

But I make myself care. I make myself do it.

I make myself be funny...

Alright. ...and happy.

Silly... Alright. you.

I think they hate me. Shut up.

I think they can feel what's going on.


This has got to stop now.

Goodnight, Mark.

It's a phase.

It's just a phase.

Everybody goes through it.

But it's not something off the telly.

It's real life.

I mean, what do you think you're gonna do?

Maybe do a... a course or something.

Get a job? Y... You're 30 now.

You've left that too late.

They do, like, higher..

...uh, after work ones and stuff.

After work, like what?

After, you know, after school ones.

And who's gonna look after the kids then?


He can't do that.

Do you really think a man can bring up two kids like that on his own?

He'll be out of there like a shot.

Have you thought about that?

You could look after them.

I couldn't look after them.

You know how many hours I work down The Somerset.

I can't look after them.

It's a phase.

That's all it is. It's just a phase.

You're gonna get through it.

Kids are hard. I told you that.

I should know.

I had to do it all on my own.

You've got him..

...bringing in good money.

You've got two cars.

Got a beautiful house. You've got a conservatory.

You've got the kids in the school up the road.

You've got it made.

Can you do something?

Can you do something?

I'm gonna go.

Ted, I'm gonna go to work.

See you later.

Come and polish the lights for me, Ted. Come on.

Yeah, we can give it a clean.

Okay. You hold my hand though, yeah.

They're his eyes.

And a nose.

Not a nose.

Not a nose. It is. That's his nose.

Give it a flower.

Put it on there. Okay.

That's it. Good boy.



Oh, come on.

Come here.

Please don't do this.


I can't feel like this anymore.

Please say something. I'll do anything for you.

You know I'd do anything for you, don't you?

No. I can't do it. Please, please.

Shh. What do you mean you can't do it?

What do you want me to do for you, eh?

I'll do anything. I'll change. I'll be different.

I don't care. I'll do whatever you want.

Do you wanna move? Sell the house?

Do something different? I'll do anything for you.

I can't, I can't let this break us apart.

It's too good. Isn't it?

Think of our little kids, eh? Mark.

Think of their little faces.

No. Please.

Look at me.

Please, look at me. Please?

It's not nice, is it?

Waking up every day feeling like this.

Let's sort it out.

Can we?

Can we sort it out?

Baby? I can't, Mark.

Please, just say something.

Just stop fucking, don't fucking clean up!

Leave the fucking dishes

'till I've had a fucking conversation with you!

Yes? Yeah.

Are we gonna make this better?

Yeah... Yeah.

How are we gonna make it better?

Just fucking talk to me, please.

I can't!

Mark, please get off.

What do you want?


Is this what you want?

Is this it? Is this what you fucking care about?

Art? You wanna do some fucking art?

Do some fucking art!

Do fucking art!

I didn't mean to do that.

I didn't mean to do that.

I just need you to tell me what to do.

I'll do it. I just need you to tell me what to do.

Please say somethin'.


We've got everything, babe.

Make it better, won't we?

Yeah. Yeah?

We'll fix it, won't we?

We're gonna fix it, aren't we?

I just want you to be happy again.

I want you to be happy.

I just want you to be happy.


I'm so sorry.

I love you.

I love you.



Stop it, Ted.

Brecky-time. Brecky-time. Brecky-time. Brecky-time.

Brecky-time. Brecky-time.

Who's a big bad hungry bear, eh?

♪ Teddy Teddy Teddy Teddy Teddy Teddy ♪

♪ Teddy Teddy Teddy Teddy Teddy Teddy ♪

♪ Num num num nah nah num num num nah nah ♪♪ Shall we build a camp with me?

Build a camp before I go to work?

Yow! Got my hair.


That's my one. That's my one.

That's my ones. My ones and my ones.

No. Give... That's my one.

Give it back to me.

No, Florrie, come and eat your brother's feet with me.

They're tasty. They're tasty.

Ow, he's hitting me.

He's hitting me with his feet.

Yah! Ow! Ow! Ow!

Can you come here, please?

Oh, you clumsy cow!


Oh, no, Dad.

It's all over me. What is this?

Who done that? Yada!

It's a bit fucking stupid, innit?

No, I'll do it. I'll do it. I'll do it.

I can eat it all.

No, just, can you move away from there, please?

Who just did that?

Stupid Mommy did it, didn't she?

Where's Mommy?



What are you doing?

What's all that?

Why are you putting that in a bag?


Shh. Come here. It's alright.

It's alright. It's alright.

It's alright!

Stay there. Stay there.

Stay there!

Let me go, Mark! What are you doing?

Come here. Come here.

Come here.

Let me... Babe, can you come back here?

Let me go! Stay there.

Babe, get up. No!

Fucking embarrassing me. The neighbors.

Come here. Baby, baby. No, let me go.

Come here. Shh, shh, shh.

Let me go!

Baby, please. No!

Just come back in here. No!

I didn't mean to say that to you.

Please come back here. Please.

No. Fucking get here now!

Fucking cow.


Ted, what are you doing?

Don't stand on there, Ted.

Florrie, come back here, please.

Come here, Ted. Where's Florrie going?

Come here. Where's Florrie going?

Let's go and find her.

What, where is she going?


Come on. No, I want mommy.

Come here, Florrie, please. Please.

She wants Mom. Mommy's coming.

I can't see her.

I can't see her.

Where did she runned off to?


Hi. Can I have a ticket to Paris, please?

Is that one-way or return?

Uh, one, uh, one-way.

Okay. The next one's 10:42.

Is that okay for you? Yes.

Um, so that will be 180 pounds.

Um, what's your family name?


And first name, please. Tara.

Okay, now if you'd like to pop your pin in there when it tells you to.

Thank you. If you'd like to remove your card.

Okay, there's your ticket.

10:42 to Paris.

Um, coach 13, seat 78.

And you just scan your barcode in the yellow glass panel when you get to check-in.

Thank you.

Wow. You've got a very big one.

It's really nice.

Yeah. That looks lovely.

And in French, it's, uh, bon, uh, bon appetit.

Bon appetit. Bon appetit.

Okay. Bon appetit. Merci.

De rien. You're welcome.

Do you know what does it mean?

The... The tapestry?

No? No.

Um, there are 6 tapestries.

Yeah. Right?

Um, uh, each one talks about, um, represent senses.

Yeah. So..

Um, you have the... the sight.

You have, um, the taste.

Uh, the smell, uh..

Hear, sound. The hear. The sound.

Uh, the touch. The touch.

And, uh, there are 6.

Yeah. We know 5. Nowaday.

Yeah. Um, d... did you..

Do you read French or speak French a little bit?

No. No, nothing?


There's a sentence says, uh a mon seule desir.

That means, uh, to my unique desire.

Desir. Desire.

Um, that's the sense that we have lost, maybe.

Yeah, maybe. Desire. No?

Mm-hmm. Can I? Here, please.


Why do you want to take my picture?

Because you're beautiful.

And the light is great, so..


Where you from?

I'm from London. Uh-huh.

You? I'm from here.

From Paris? Yeah.

Did you grow up in Paris?

Sorry. Did you grow up in Paris?

Yes. Wow. That's lucky.

Did you grow up in London?

No. I, um, grew up near London and then I moved to London when I was 18.

Mm-hmm. For my studies.

And what do you do?


I work for a, um..

...a commercial company.

Oh. Really? Yeah.


Me too. Do you?

Sometimes, yeah, as a photographer.

Ah, okay.

I don't like it so much.

Why not?

I don't know, it's just I prefer street photo.

Yeah. You know?

You take a lot of photos.

Of you. Sorry. It's, uh...

It's okay.

You wanna take a coffee or something?

Yeah? Yeah.

Now? Okay. Yeah. Why not?

Um, what's your name, by the way?

Sam. Sam. Philippe.

Nice to meet you. Nice to meet you.

So did you always want to be a photographer?

Um, no.

What did you want to do?

This one is nice, huh? Hm.

Um, I start drawing and, uh, I did a first, uh, work, uh..

It's weird, but, uh, about transsexuals.

Okay. Yeah? You understand?

And, uh...

Like, it makes you feel like, alive when you take when you capture something?

Uh, don't know, it's just, um uh, the way I am.

I need to do that. Yeah.

It's so beautiful. It is.

I've never seen a... Really? like that. Yeah.

You don't have any garden like that in London?

No, not where everything is exact like that.

Uh, I had a very good professor.

Teacher? Teacher, yeah.

And, uh, he decided to bring me in the art school..

...and realized that, uh it was something very important for me.

I have a question.

Okay. Yeah.

Sounds stupid, I know.

It's alright. Um..

Do you have someone?



I don't believe you. Why?

I don't know.


You just, um..

...broke up or..

I don't know, it's just so weird.

Y... You are alone, you follow me.

No, you follow me.

Yeah, that's true.

No, I... I'm..

I don't have time for a boyfriend, so.


Me neither. Really?

For girlfriend?

You don't have time? Not so much.


...have you ever been married or anything like that?


Never? No.

You don't have children? No.


I'm alone. You are totally alone.

Yeah. And you?

Me too. You too?

So..'s amazing, it's, uh..

Sorry. No, no. Okay, okay.

I can't believe it. No, it's right.

So maybe it's super important that we.. in now.


Who knows?

You're sad.

Why is that?

I'm not.

I'm not sad. Really?

You have a kind of sad thing in your eyes.

It's just the way I look.


Let's walk. Mm-hmm.

Breathe. Mm.

Excuse me.

Who was that?

Nothing important.

Why didn't you answer?

Because I didn't want to.

What? Who's that baby?

What? The baby?

Who... Who's the baby?

Which baby? The baby in the picture.

On the phone.


Who is it? That's my baby.

Yeah? Yeah.

How old?

How old is the baby?

She's not a baby. She's 3.

Is that your wife?


Mm. Hm.

You don't love her?

It's not so clear.

But, yeah, we will probably..


Come on, Sam.

I really like you.

I'm sorry.

Sorry, really.

I want you to go.

It's wrong what you did.

Okay, okay.

Can we see each other again?


Can you pick up the phone, please?

Can you answer the phone, please?

This isn't fair. Please.

Where are you now?

Tara, pick up the phone.

Tell me where you are. I'll come and get you.

Look, love, uh I don't know what's going on here but Mark's frantic.

Please, please, please turn your phone on, please.

Tara, I'm really worried.

Tara, it's mom.

Look, come on. Pick up the phone.

Just text me so that I know you're alright.

Just pick up the phone. Just c... call me back.

Oh, look, do you want to speak to mommy on the phone?

Pick the phone up.

Say hello now. Yeah, say..

Can you say mommy, please come back home?

Please come back because we miss you.

Come on. Come back.

Please. Please.

Pretty, pretty please. I don't know what to say.

What have we done to make you do this?

We love you, please. We love you, Mommy.

Baby, look, please, just answer the phone.

Please, darling. Please.

Please don't break..

You know I don't mean any of those things I say.

I'm just stressed.

How are you feeling?


Have some tea.

Thank you.

You slept quite well.

You know, I usually don't bring people home.

But, uh, last night when I, I saw you there it was just heartbreaking.

You looked so unhappy.

I couldn't just pass by and..

And now..

...what are you going to do?

I really think you should.. should call your husband.

Afraid to call him.


Because then I have to..

...confront the situation.

And if you don't call him, you think you can't confront it?


So, please, definitely call him.

Sometimes we need more courage to stay than to leave.

I think it's tough for a woman.

For a man too.

But for a woman, uh..

...being free and..

...being married, it's contradictory.

Protection is... is..


But too much security is also very boring.

And when you have children..

That's something else. Hm.

You will feel so good once you have your decision.

And then you'll get close to who you really are.

And then that's the beauty of it.

Freedom comes.

Change completely your life, but try to change it with him.

And if it doesn't work then change it without him.



You're gonna get caught!

You're gonna get caught, Mommy.