Two/One (2019) Script

[female reporter] Matt Hopkins looking at how the weather's shaping up right now.

[weatherman] Yeah, that's right. So cold air traveling from Asia across the Pacific

will hit the west coast of Canada.

But there are warnings in every single province.

Those winds are going to be up over 100 kilometers per hour

Clients are here.

On my way.

New strategist. Say hi!

There's maybe an opportunity.

But just one...

Just for the brave.

Because your audience doesn't give a fuck.

I'm sorry, but that's the truth.

I suggest a whisper... a murmur heard everywhere.

Please welcome Jia Ma in the Strategy Department.

[cellphone buzzing]

[birds chirping]

[automated voice] You have one unheard message.

-[beep] -[Martha on voicemail] Hey, Kaden, it's Martha. [titters]


Umm, I, I got your number from your mom.

I saw your picture in the paper...

And, yeah, you and that umbrella kind of made my day.

Uhm, I'm actually back in Vancouver now.

I just wanted to say hey.

-Hey. [titters] -[voicemail beeps]

-In the front. -Huh?

The front.

It's good, eh?

Did you know they were taking your picture?

No idea.

What do I owe you?

I've never been in the paper.

It's on me.

-Thanks. -See you.


-33, 34, 35... -[Kaden exhaling deeply]

-Don't sag, 36. -[Kaden sighs]

Come up, 37, 38, 39--

Kaden, I don't need you burning out like this.

-I'm all right. -I know you jumped the other day without me here.

-Now, look. You could've hurt yourself. -Come on, man, give me a break.

-A break? -Yeah.

A break is exactly what you need.

-I need you light. -You want me to trust you?

You train half the other guys in this gym.

So, so what? These kids are gonna take your place one day, anyway.

Yeah, maybe.

But not yet.

-Let's go, other leg. -No.

Take the day off.

And, really, think about how many jumps you got left.

How many 35-year-old active jumpers do you know?

You can't jump forever.

[phone ringing]

[phone ring continues]

-[Martha on phone] Hello? -Martha?

Wow, hey.

-Hi, it's Kaden. -[tittering] I know.

I'm just surprised you called back.

-It's been forever. -Yeah.

-It's been ages, huh? -Yeah, it really has.

-Uhm, how you doing? -I'm good, I'm good.

How are you?

Uh, yeah, yeah, all right. Uhm...

Yeah, not too bad, I'm...

-doing pretty good. -[Martha titters]

-[Martha] This is... This is weird, right? -Yeah, still, still not so good on the phone, huh?

[Martha] No, no, I...

We should, we should meet

-in, in person. -Yeah, I'd love to.

How about tomorrow?

Or next week or, you know.

Yeah, yeah. Tomorrow works. How about 3:00 at the Brickhouse?

Yeah, yeah, sounds good. Uhm...

I'll be wearing the helmet and the goggles, in case you forgot what I looked like.

[Martha titters] Okay, great.

-All right, see you then. -Bye, Kaden.


You'll need a brace to control the problem.

But that's not the problem.

I know... my palpitations.

Your brain doesn't switch off.

Not even at night. Keeps going.

Let's try forty milligrams this month.

Have you been exercising lately?


Not really my thing. Just drumming.

Masturbation can help you relax.

Don't need a prescription for that.



OK, I'm listening...

You tell me...

I loved that game.


Never mind...

It's Jia, right?

How did you know?

You are the new strategist. Think I saw you at the office.

That's a hell of a memory.

Well, I saw the email...

Sorry. I'm not that good with people, I'm afraid.

How come? I saw you giving a presentation...

You seemed competent enough.

That's just work. I know how I'm supposed to behave.

It's harder when I have to be myself...

Well, that's the principle of getting to know people.

You have to start with something vague...

That's a bit boring, isn't it?

Still jumping?

That's right.

You know, I'm competing tomorrow, actually.



World Championships in Sapporo are happening.


Sounds like a big deal.


You can find it on cable if you look hard enough.

It's still good. Don't be humble.


Are you ready for this exhibition?

Oh, I am ready.

Thank you.

-[camera whizzes] -[Martha] Creepy. It's quiet.

I don't think the last guy made it.

[Martha laughs]

[camera whizzes]

It's pointing right at us.

-Okay. -I don't like this.

-It's following us. -[both laugh]

I'm staying behind you.

[camera whizzes]

-Oh, my gosh. -You go...

Okay, we'll split.

[camera whizzes]

Yeah, I'm scared of this thing.

[man through camera] This is private property.

You have ten seconds to leave the premises.

[imitating machine gun shooting sound]

-[alarm ringing loudly] -Oh, god.

-Coffee? -Oh yeah.

Let's do it.

[laughs] I'm gonna write a review.

-Did you like it? -I did.

Kind of weird.

[coffee shop patrons speaking indistinctly]

Kaden, just so you know, right now, I'm not in an art gallery.

I'm visiting my cousin.

I should've mentioned before...

I'm married.

I got a daughter.


That's great.

No, I heard you were back and I think I may have heard you had a baby.

Are you seeing someone?

Ah, just these twins at the moment.

-Brazilian. -[Martha laughs]

No, nothing serious, really.

I've seen a girl or two.

I've tried, but nothing's really worked out.

I guess I'm...

I'm more of a loner.

Tell me about it.

Drove me nuts.

Is that why you never came back?

Don't go there, Kaden.

I mean, you vanished.

You never chased.

I'm sorry... about everything.

Wait, what did you just say? Sorry?

Oh, it just took a photo of a stupid umbrella and ten years for you to say that.

All right.

[rain pattering]

[car engine humming]

[tense music]

[people speaking Chinese]

[phone ringing]

[metro train roaring]


Mr. Kwei just landed. He wants to see you at 6 PM.

No problem.

Don't be late. He's not in a good mood.

The confirmation came in today.

We got the account.

Great to hear, sir.

You'll be responsible for the Pan Asian launch.

You'll be heading out there, of course.

And you will make this perfect.

You start losing a client the moment you win it.

Let's see what you are made of.

I'll call their marketing director straight away.


Why are we laughing?

The stalking, perhaps?

I hear congratulations?

Some huge new client?

Forgot we're still in the boring conversation stages?

Just when I thought...

No, I'm genuinely interested.

Sounds like a big deal.


It's okay.

So this is a bit weird...

Is weird a bad thing?

This is me... I need to go.


It's Friday. I've got plans.

Of course... See you around then?

Monday at the office.

["Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air" by Bach]


[sirens wailing]

[tense music]

[car engine roars]

[male cheerer] Go, Kaden!

[crowd] All right, Kaden!

-[crowd] Do it! -[crowd] Go, Kaden!

[wind whooshing]

[crowd cheering]

[Lance] Good job, Kay, attaboy. Nice first one.

-That's it, that's the one. -You know, that felt real good.

Yeah, you looked good out there, Kay.

-All right. -All right.

See you.

[crowd cheering]

[cable car engine rumbling]

[crowd cheering]


[horn beeps]

[crowd cheering]

He made good time.

Hey, yo!

There's no smoking in here.

At least, don't let the cameras catch you, yeah?

So, what was that, big man?

I don't know.

Well, the north wind's picked up.

Should help.

Got it.



I don't know how to say this... but, Kay, when it's over... it's over.

Breaks my heart to see you like this.

Christ, man... leave on a high.

Fly the fuck out of here.


[phone ringing]

[Martha on phone] Kaden?

-Hey. -I thought you were jumping.

Yeah, no, I am jumping.

Yeah, well, I'm watching you on the TV, how come, -how come you're on the phone? -You know, I'm sponsored by this phone company.

And I got to use the thing while I'm jumping.

-It's a little crazy. -Yeah, I've seen your phone.

It's a piece of shit.

[Anna] This one!

Listen, I wanted to apologize--

What, no! It was good to see you, come on.

Yeah, true.

Uh, I should probably let you go--

Sorry. It's uhm...

It's my dad's birthday tomorrow, and it would be nice if I brought somebody along.

Are you crazy?

It's just lunch, Martha.

No, it's not just lunch.

And it wasn't just coffee yesterday either.

I'm about to jump, and this might be the biggest, most important jump of my life.

That's blackmail.


It's my ticket to Sapporo.

Just say yes.

[Anna] Daddy, no! In the outfit.

Listen, I'll go, okay? But I'll go as myself.

-Meaning what? -As a married woman. That's what I mean.

Yeah, sure, fine. But you don't have to rub it in.

I'm not some charity case.

One o'clock. My parents' house. Remember?

Yeah, I'll meet you there.

Now, go focus on your jump.

I don't want a depressing lunch.

Yeah, yeah, I'll see what I can do.


[tense music]

[wind whooshing]

[crowd cheering]



[owl hooting]


-[firecracker whizzes] -[firework bangs]

It should be a yellow crown... and then a blue flower will bloom.

-It should be a very nice color spectrum. -Dad...

Let me light it.

Needs more spikes.

Come on in.

Got promoted last week.

Uh-huh... more money?

A bonus at the end of the year.

I know that's important to you.

Any girls?


What kind of answer is that?

It's hard to explain...

Took so many coincidences for me to meet her.

Feels unreal.

Don't confuse simple coincidence with destiny.

Humans tend to do that.

This time might be different.

Having someone helps make life bearable.

But when it comes down to it, a man should conquer loneliness by himself.

On my own, I feel less lonely.

What about mom?

Was she just a companion?

Let me put it this way...

The day we got married...

I felt like the loneliest man on earth.

How does that make any sense?

Maybe it means you are just very lonely.

Thanks for everything, Dad.

[fireworks exploding]

[animal roaring]

[narrating in Chinese]


[soft music]

[intense music]

-[music softens] -[TV commentator speaking Chinese]

[birds chirping]

[knocking loudly]

-Mary fucking Poppins! -Jesus.

Happy birthday, Dad.

Where's the umbrella?

-[groans] -[laughs]

-Hey, the jumper! -Hey, hey, hey.

-So, where is she, then? -Oh, come on.

Well done yesterday, brother.

Thank you.

You're looking good, Kaden.

-Where's your date? -Seriously.

-She's gone again? -Alfred, enough!

-What's up with these guys? Have they been drinking? -Mm-hmm.

You'll not like this either, because there's tomato sauce on it.

Oh, I-- Tomato sauce, Ma, is fine.

Why do you always put the brussels sprouts in with the potatoes?

-I told you not to do that. -It's pretty.

-Dad, don't. -Just eat them, Dad.

They're going to the same place.

We want to hear about the jump. Tell us about the jump.

-Yeah. -Bring it on.

Yeah, well, the wind picked up right after I launched... carried me to the glide.

-Lucky jump, I guess. -Yeah.

-Lucky. -[all laugh]

-[knocking on door] -Oh!

The ghost.

-She's here. Just a friend, okay? -Yep, friend.

-Behave. Especially you, Dad. -Sure.

What's that they say?

Friends with...

-Hey. -Hey.

-Well done yesterday. -Glad you made it.

Sorry I'm late. I had this chaotic morning with Anna and...

Anyway, long story.

Well, thanks for showing up.

Oh, stop.

I didn't mean it like that.

-Couple of years? -A while.

-No, ten. -Ten years?

No, more than that.

I already told them that you're here as a friend and they're taking the piss out of me, so...

Kaden, we are friends.

And I don't get out much, so...

-Let's have fun! -Okay.

Alfred's on a roll. Count on that.

-[laughing] -So... So the clerk is trying to tell this old lady, who was standing in front of me that it's her turn to step up. But she can't hear him.

She's got plugs in her ears. She's probably, you know, listening to music.

She starts digging in her purse and looking for something.

So I started shouting at this old lady.

And I finally get her attention.

She turns to look at me, I'm this close, and suddenly her face goes all white.

And I'm thinking, "Shit.

She's having a heart attack."

-Dad! -Wow.

Yeah, well, she deserved it.

But what if she dies, right there in front of me?

I mean, does that make me a murderer? Just 'cause I was shouting at her?

Maybe she was hard of hearing, maybe she was wearing a hearing aid.

And then, Thomas here comes to mind, and I'm thinking, "Well, maybe I should ask a court of law what they make of it all."

But then, I thought, "Do I really

-want Thomas here to be the one to defend me?" -There it is.

So, I dialed it down just a notch.

Well, you couldn't afford me, Alfred.

I should've shouted her to death.

Olina, this is perfect. Thank you.

It was so nice when she called the other day, I must say.

I know, I was looking on the paper, I was like, "Oh, my god, is that Kaden? I know this guy."

Oh, my god. So photogenic, right?

-A toast to my son, who made it into the newspaper. -Toast to Kaden.

-Here, here. -Kaden has made it into the newspaper many times, Dad.

Shouldn't we be toasting to Sapporo?

-Yeah. -Let's toast to Martha.

-She's back in the trenches. -Alfred.

Alfred, you're annoying everyone.

Don't worry, Mom, he's just mad he's turning 110.

To the old man!

That's right. A little respect.

-[all chattering] -To the old man! -Happy birthday.

So, what's going on there? She still looks damn good.

-Martha's married, Dad. She's got a kid. -Ouch.

Come on.

You might need a bit more than that.

I got something to tell you.

-I'm gonna divorce your mom. -What?

-Are you insane? -Shh.

She doesn't know yet.

-You're 70 years old, Dad. -So what?

I should drag it out, because I haven't got a lot of years left?

Just try to get along.

She keeps nagging at me.

She doesn't listen, she just shouts.

Which is exactly the reason I can't tell her.

I've been pretending for too long.

Dad, this would devastate her. You're not joking, are you?

I'm afraid not. I'm 70, for fuck's sake.

You can be such an asshole sometimes.

Listen. Do not say anything to Mom yet.

Promise me that. You're drunk.

-Hey... -Promise me that.

We all have to face ourselves sooner or later.

What does that even mean?

I'm gonna go water my snake.

And Martha...

She's still smoking.

[clearing throat]

-Let me get that. -Hey.

-Oh, Dad, you're gonna love this. -Just leave it there, honey.

-["Chateau Lobby #4" by Father John Misty]

¶ Emma eats bread and butter ¶

¶ Like a queen would have Ostrich and cobra wine ¶

-[Arthur laughing] -I do love it!

-Got your old Mustang back. -I'm glad you like it.

Kaden, what's wrong?


¶ I've never done this ¶

¶ Baby be gentle It's my first time ¶

¶ I've got you inside ¶

¶ People are boring ¶

-Whoa! -Whoa!

[all screaming gleefully]

I wanna get some fresh air.

-Do you mind if we go? -Yeah.

Let me go help your mom with the dishes and say thank you.

70-year-old people don't get divorced.

He was probably tipsy, Kaden.

I know my dad. He means it.

All this time for what?

What's the fucking point?

So wrong.

Stop the car.

-Please stop the car. -Yeah, yeah.

What's the matter?

[Kaden moaning ecstatically]

[Martha moaning ecstatically]

[ominous music]

[Martha chuckles]

What's that?

It feels like the first time.

I thought we did that a long time ago.

I didn't come this time either.

[Kaden laughs]

What a mess.

You don't have to explain.

I wish you would have had my children.

[fireworks exploding]

Let's get you home.

[car engine turning over]

[suspenseful music]

[cars hooting in the distance]

[phones ringing]

[music on the radio]




[music on the radio]

[cellphone ringing]


Khai? It's Jia.

-Jia? Hey, hi. -Where are you?

I'm in the office. Preparing the report.


You're in the office too? Where?


Is that you?

Went by your desk.


Listen, about the other day...

Feels wrong to start a new job and...

I don't want you to think...

I don't. I'm not usually like that.

To be brutally honest, I've never done anything like that before.

It's too complicated. We shouldn't do it again.

You don't know me.

Did you notice?

As long as you don't mind taking the train... with a guy with 11 fingers.

Did you notice?

10, 9, 8, 7, 6...

Plus five more.

That's 11.

Okay, that's it.

-You're an idiot. -Look.

I'm just saying we could take the train together.

That's all.

Let me grab my stuff. Wait for me.

How about your Friday night?

How's that for correct conversation?

Cinema with my cousin. Nothing special... You?

Late-night TV. Terrible.

I don't get it.

What's with programs for deaf people at midnight?

Why punish them even more?

To keep them asleep during the day.

The thing about special people is that we're a bit of a buzz-kill.

What happened?

I wonder the same.

I dunno... life.

This is me again...

I really don't want to let you go.

Please, Khai...

Just stay.

-Oh shit! -What?

-No, no, no, no! -What is it? What's wrong?

I have to leave.

Jia, please, talk to me.

I forgot... I'm at the end of my period.

I... I had a tampon.

What do you mean? It's still there?

Can't you just... take it out?

Well... not sure. I guess?

It's okay... Do you mind?

This is the most embarrassing thing that's ever happened to me.

I do this type of thing all the time, don't worry.

I don't know how I forgot.

Got carried away I guess.

This is the first time I've slept with someone since...

The accident.

You are fucking beautiful.

Got really scared for a moment there...

I seriously panicked.

Well, I get panic attacks too if you need to know.

Come on then...

It's hard to explain...

Sometimes I'm kind of... suspicious.

Suspicious of what?

Of reality.

Suspicious of little things.

When you know for sure that something was somewhere, but a second later it's somewhere else.

You just forget you moved it.

Maybe you're right.

But when it happens I feel like...

Everything's a dream.

As if I was about to wake up and then...

You're so weird.

Do you like fireworks?

My dad makes them.

What a family.

He may not be the best father. But he's pretty good at this.

[fireworks whizzing]

[fireworks exploding]

[suspenseful music]

[suspenseful music]

[knocking loudly]

-[Arthur] Hey. -[doorbell ringing]

[knocking loudly]

-Okay! -Kaden.



You deaf?

Oh, my god.

Dad, why don't we do this? I'll take you home, you say you're sorry to Ma.

I'll talk to her. She'll be fine.

Get her some flowers. Take her on a vacation.

[Arthur titters]


You got a problem. You know that?

That's what I've been trying to tell you.

You're an idiot, too.

-Fact. -Yeah, you and me both.


Nice, nice.

Keep your back nice and straight.

[whistles] Hey, hey.

-Big man from the hill. -Hey.

I've got your doctor's prescription.

Thank you.

Hey, is that your dad?

I'm afraid so.

He says he's divorcing my mom.

Do you mind if he crashed in one of the rooms for a night or two?

No, no, that's fine.

I'll sort him out. You go get ready, yeah?

You mind if I get to the hill and take a few jumps?

-You got a spotter? -Roger's up there.

-Okay, good. -All right.

You know, at 30 you make a mistake, you can start over.

-At 70, Dad-- -Suddenly not okay?

There's always a reason not to do it.

At 40, you have kids.

You don't wanna mess it up for them.

At 50, you've got the lawyers to think about.

What about leaving Mom on her own?

That was my excuse at 60. Not anymore.

Do you even give a shit about her?

How long have you been planning this?

Everything comes with an expiration date.

You know that.

Jesus Christ, Dad.

Why bother, then?

I got this theory.


Average lifespan of what, 80? 85 maybe?

A thousand years ago, life expectancy was

-about 30 years. -[nail clipper clipping]

Marriage made sense.

Imagine if people lived, say, -about 200 years? -Where is this going?

Every couple in the world would get divorced.

The biggest love story of all time?

Romeo and Juliet.

Didn't live together for a single day.

Would you stop doing that?

-Huh? -Huh?

Would you stop doing that?

-Yeah, yeah. -You know, people are eating.

Kaden, he's just a kid.

What, you didn't like my theory?

No, I'm glad you're leaving Mom. You're a prick.


Hey, guys. Sorry to interrupt.

Plane tickets, itinerary and contact numbers if you need anything in Japan.

[clearing throat] My man.

You are finally getting rid of me.

There has never been a 35-year-old jumper who has won in Sapporo. I googled that.

So... you can either become a fool or a legend.

-What happens, happens. -Well, make it count, champ.

-You got it. -Okay.

What is wrong with being a fool?

Some of my best friends are fools.

[both laugh]

[tender music]

This is breaking and entering.

How're you doing?


-You good? -I'm good.

[sighs] Kaden, I've got to go.

[Kaden exhales]

I was waiting for you to say that.

Yeah, I gotta go be a mom.

Okay, leave the money and go.

-[water splashes] -[Kaden laughs]

[titters] You are such a jerk.

["Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air" by Bach]


-These for you? -Yes.

These babies are strong.

No alcohol.

And no more than one a day.

Unless you're a rhino.

You're not a rhino, are you?

I'm not a rhino.

Then we have an understanding.


Whilst you're there, could you...

Just a second.

What did you dream last night?

What time is the pick up for the Tokyo flight?

A car will pick you up at ten.

It's not porn.

It's one of those revenge websites.

Probably an angry ex-boyfriend.

Looks like the new girl, the one with the--


Have you shown this to anyone else?

No, I only showed it to her. It's not her fault.

I don't care whose fault it is.

Sorry sir.

I won't show anyone else.

Go back to your desk.

And you...

Find a way to take this off the internet.

I don't want this going around.

Should I be nervous about tomorrow?

Not at all. I'll send you the presentation this afternoon.

My job is to make sure I don't have to do anything.

Now... take me through the deck.

I hate flying.

Hate Japan.


Everything okay?

Everything okay?

Yeah, this Tokyo presentation... Mr. Kwei is not even coming now.

Isn't that what you wanted? You'll do great.

I brought some duck.

You sure you're okay?

Nothing. Forget it.

No, come on.

That's the thing...

I don't know.

What do you mean?

Why won't you talk about you?

Your past? Your ex?

Your accident?

Khai, if I don't talk about it, it's because it hurts.

Not because I'm hiding anything.

What do you want to know?

Why is this here?

I don't understand.

Why are you showing me this?

-What is this? -They showed them to me at the office.

It was humiliating.

Anything you want to say now?

What is wrong with you?


You think I knew about this?

Can't you see that someone else did this without me knowing?

Someone? Your ex-boyfriend, you mean?

You're making this all about you?

Am I tainted now?

Can't you see I'm the victim here?

It's the other way around!

What's next? You're so full of secrets.

Why did you move in so quickly?

Who does that?

What are you running away from?

Do you even listen to yourself?

I thought we were both moving forward... together.

Everything's broken.

It always has been.

Why do I get stuck with the crazy guys?

[door slams]

[music intensifies]

[phone ringing]

-[voicemail] Hey, it's Martha. Leave a message. -[beep]

Hey, yeah, just wanted to give you a call and tell you I'm off to the airport.

Wish me luck, maybe. Bye.

[cellphone pings]

["The Rip" by Portishead]

¶ Wild, white horses ¶

¶ They will take me away ¶

¶ And the tenderness I feel ¶

¶ Will send The dark underneath ¶

¶ Will I follow? ¶

[bear growls softly]

[bear roars]

[children playing]

[music fades out]

[Martha] Anna. Anna.

[phone ringing]

[cellphone ringing]

[Martha on voicemail] Hey, it's Martha, leave a message.

[train roars by]

[indistinct chatter]

[buzzer beeps]

[flight attendant on loudspeaker]

[flight attendant] Outside the aircraft, your flotation device can be...


[ringing tone]

This is Jia. Leave a message and break a leg!


Can you take the next exit? I need to make a quick stop in Jin'an.

[driver speaking Chinese]

[knocking on door]



We feel lonely because we can't find each other. Your son.

[flight announcer] Strong winds over Japan.

We have been forced to land at Seoul.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Ladies and gentlemen, due to strong winds over Japan we have been forced to land at Seoul Airport.

[sighs] Fuck.

[announcer speaking Korean]

[announcer] We're terribly sorry to announce

that Sapporo Flight 237 has been delayed, once again

due to the weather conditions.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

We'll be departing as soon as we are able.

[speaking Korean]


Good afternoon. I've just been informed that Tokyo Narita Airport... can't accommodate us at the moment due to high winds.

We have been temporarily re-routed to Seoul.

[sign beeps]

[bouncy music]

[game tones beeping]

[announcer speaking Korean]

[phone ringing]


Hey, buddy. Wake up.

Hey. You okay?

Wake up. Hey, buddy. Hey! Hello?

Hey, buddy. I know you.

Hey... I fucking know you. Hey, wake up!

[clears throat]

[Khai gasps]

Hey. You okay, man?

What the fuck.

[Khai grunts]

[announcer] Flight 347 to Tokyo, please board at gate 21.

[announcer speaking Korean]

[announcer] Flight 5343 to Thailand, please board at gate 16.

[cars hooting]

[radio announcer speaking Japanese]

[ringing tone]

This is Jia. Leave a message and break a leg!

[announcer] Seven, one, one, three, two

is now ready for boarding.

For an on-time departure

we would like to ask first and business class passengers, Star Alliance Gold members to board first.

No. No. No!

Hey, I'm sorry, excuse me. I'm so sorry, excuse me.

Did Flight 237 leave?

-Yes. -Fuck.

Just give me one second, please. I'm a ski jumper. I have a tournament in Sapporo tomorrow.

We fly tomorrow morning.

No, no, no, I need to fly tonight.

You missed the plane by five hours.

It's not my fault! You made me land here!

I need to travel tonight. Can you get me on another flight?

-Can you get me on that flight, please? -Not us.

Okay, where can I do that?

Outside. Buy ticket.

Oh, god.

[baby crying]

[attendant speaking Japanese]

Yeah, thanks.

[announcer speaking Japanese]

I hate fucking flying.

I hate fucking Japan.

[sighs] Jesus Christ.


Okay, okay.

Yeah, fuck you.

See you.

[lady speaking Japanese]

["Yoake No Tsuki" by Haruka to Miyuki]

[singing in Japanese]


[engine roars]

[Kaden grunts]

Oh, fuck!

God damn it!


[clearing throat]

[Kaden groans]


[ringing tone]

This is Jia. Leave a message and break a leg!

[speaking Chinese]


Jia, I'm just about to...

Please, don't call again.

Who are you?

Just stop calling Jia.

Who the fuck are you?

You heard. Don't call again.

Sorry, can I have a minute, please?

This is Jia. Leave a message and break a leg!


It doesn't matter who you are.

And I hope it doesn't matter who I am.

Let's work this out, together. Call me back please.

Everything okay?

Hope that didn't have anything to do with us...

No. It's just...

Something else.

Would you like some water?

Excuse me?

Water. Would you like some?

No, I'm fine.

I'm terribly sorry but I must get this. I really have...

I need...



Kaden Russell.

You missed the reception last night.

Is that correct?

Yeah, not keen on receptions.

But I love delayed flights.

[ambulance siren wailing]

You're the last one to register. Maybe a good sign.

Here you go. You still have 45 minutes left to do some test jumps if you hurry.

All right.

[bouncy music]

[ambulance siren wailing]

[Kaden groans]

[Kaden exhales deeply]

-You all right, man? -Yes. Just my shoulder.

Tomas Garner, from Vermont.

Big fan.

-Thanks. -Grew up watching you on TV with my folks.

2009... that jump was amazing, man.

I wish I could pass on some advice, but sorry, I have nothing.

Don't sweat it.

You got some for me instead?

Some advice.

Haven't got many jumps left, so everybody keeps reminding me.

Just go for it, man.

All right.

I'll take all of that.

[announcer speaking Japanese]

[body thuds loudly]

[heartbeats echoing]

It's the next one on the right.


No, thanks.

You heard about Alfred?

Fifty years.


I'm so sorry, Olina.

You know, everyone...

People should be happy that I'm no longer with him.

I mean, I still do all his laundry, though.

-Where is he? -Kaden's.

Did you want to see him?


[monitor beeping]

[somber music]

[breathing deeply]

[ringing tone]

[phone buzzing]


[somber music]

Good morning.

Have a seat. I'll go get him.

I'm off to work. The care assistant is coming in an hour for the massage.

¶ You are the sound it flies ¶

[monitoring machine beeps]

¶ You are the sound it flies ¶

¶ You don't have ¶

¶ To be alone ¶

¶ You don't have ¶

¶ To be alone ¶

¶ You are the sound it flies ¶

¶ The sound flies home ¶