tour-de-force that spans six different stories in six different time
period that are intertwined to create a mental workout. The time lines
and genres are split as follows; 1849 - historical narrative, 1936:
drama/romance, 1973: mystery/action, 2012: dark comedy, 2144: sci-fi
and 2321 and 2346: post-apocalyptic. In each of these stories we meet
various characters, played by the same ensemble cast whose lives and
experiences ripple throughout past and future and are somehow
This is a movie made on a truly lavish scope and despite its multiple
parallel storylines manages to flow seamlessly blending strong
storytelling with brain teasing plots and characters providing a
beautiful mess. This movie will not be for everyone due to its length
and complexity, but the multiple narratives are so engaging it should
be viewed at least once if not several times. Cloud Atlas
requires a certain amount of brain work, but the pay off at the end is
lines; 2346 - by a flickering campfire, old and weathered with
a long scar across his left eye, sits by the fire speaking to someone
we cannot see]
Tom Tykwer (written for the screen)
Andy Wachowski (written for the screen)
Lana Wachowski (written for the screen)
David Mitchell (novel "Cloud Atlas")
Tom Hanks -
Dr. Henry Goose / Hotel Manager / Isaac Sachs / Dermot Hoggins /
Cavendish Look-a-Like Actor / Zachry
Halle Berry - Native Woman / Jocasta Ayrs / Luisa Rey /
Indian Party Guest / Ovid / Meronym
Jim Broadbent - Captain Molyneux / Vyvyan Ayrs / Timothy
Cavendish / Korean Musician / Prescient 2
Hugo Weaving - Haskell Moore / Tadeusz Kesselring / Bill
Smoke / Nurse Noakes / Boardman Mephi / Old Georgie
Jim Sturgess - Adam Ewing / Poor Hotel Guest / Megan's
Dad / Highlander / Hae-Joo Chang / Adam / Zachry Brother-in-Law
Doona Bae - Tilda / Megan's Mom / Mexican Woman /
Sonmi-451 / Sonmi-351 / Sonmi Prostitute
Ben Whishaw - Cabin Boy / Robert Frobisher / Store Clerk /
Georgette / Tribesman
Keith David - Kupaka / Joe Napier / An-kor Apis /
James D'Arcy - Young Rufus Sixsmith / Old Rufus Sixsmith
/ Nurse James / Archivist
Lornsome night, babbits bawlin', wind bitin' the bone. Wind like this,
full of voices. Ancestry howlin' at you; 'you bring the stories'. All
their voices tied up into one. One voice different, one voice
whispering out there, spying from the dark. Now, find you devil, Old
Georgie himself. Now you hear up close and I'll yarn you about the
first time we met eye to eye.
[1849 - Adam walks along
a beach on a Pacific Island]
: [voice over]
thus it was that I made the acquaintance of Dr. Henry Goose, the man I
hoped cure me of my affliction.
sees Goose ahead sifting through sand]
you lost something?
[Goose turns and looks
[1973 - Luisa is driving
in her car talking into a cassette tape]
Question one; what secret had Sixsmith's report would be worth killing
for? Question two; is it reasonable to believe that they would kill
again to protect that secret, and if so, question three; what the fuck
am I doing here?
[2012 - we see Cavendish
typing on a typewriter]
my extensive experience as an editor has led me to a disdain for
flashbacks and flash forwards and all such tricksy gimmicks, I believe
that if you, dear reader, can extend your patience for just a moment,
you will find there is a method to this tale of madness.
- Frobisher place an envelope on a desk above a manuscript
titled 'The Cloud Atlas Sextet' and under that a music sheet titled
'The Cloud Atlas Symphony' both written by Frobisher]
My dearest Sixsmith, I shot myself through the roof of my mouth this
morning, with Vyvyan Ayrs' Luger. A true suicide is a paced
disciplined certainty. People pontificate, 'suicide is a coward's act'.
Couldn't be further from the truth. Suicide takes tremendous courage.
[Frobisher walks to the
bathroom, gets into the bath tub, he cocks back the gun and prepares to
pull the trigger]
[2144 - Sonmi is in
a cell sat, with her hands shackled to her seat, at a table opposite
problems, sir, you just hit this button.
[the Enforcer hands a
wand-like device to the Archivist]
[the Enforcer leaves and
the Archivist looks at Sonmi]
behalf of my Ministry and the future of Unanimity, I would like to
thank you, for this final interview.
talking to himself]
I was Dermot Hoggins' publisher. Not his shrink or his astrologer. And
the ruddy, bloody truth is I had no idea what the man was gonna to do
[1849 - back on
beach with Adam and Dr. Henry Goose]
Dr. Henry Goose:
This beach was once a cannibal's banqueting hall, where the strong
gorged on the weak. But the teeth, sir, they spat out, like you or I
would expel a cherry stone.
[Goose shows Adam
teeth he's found so far]
Dr. Henry Goose: Do
you know the price a quarter pound of these will earn?
[2144 - back to the
with Sonmi and the Archivist]
this is not an interrogation or a trial. Your version of the truth is
all that matters.
Truth is singular. It's 'versions' are mistruths.
[1936 - back in the
bathroom with Frobisher getting ready to pull the trigger]
let them say I killed myself for love. Had my infatuations, but we both
know in our hearts who is the sole love of my short, bright life.
[he puts the gun in his
mouth and is about to pull the trigger the
screen goes black]
[1849 - Adam is sitting
across form Rev. Horrox finishing off signing a contract]
Rev. Giles Horrox:
There you are, Mr. Ewing. As binding a covenant there can ever be
between men, outside the province of scripture.
you, Reverend Horrox. I know my father-in-law is profoundly excited
about this deal.
Rev. Giles Horrox:
Moore is a great man. Future generations depend on men like him, men
capable of speaking the truth.
[Adam puts the contract
is a box and locks it]
[later Adam and Goose
are having dinner with Horrox]
Rev. Giles Horrox:
I first encountered Haskell Moore's writing its perspicuity struck me
as though delivered through divine revelation. The learned doctor here
and I already spent many a night debating Mr. Moore's tractus.
Dr. Henry Goose:
only willing to conceive that he makes a compelling case as to why we
are sitting here enjoying this divine meal, while Kupaka stands there,
content to serve.
[Goose start taking food
from the dish Kupaka is holding towards him]
Rev. Giles Horrox:
Kupaka, you enjoy your life here with us, do you not?
Reverend, sir. Kupaka very happy here.
Rev. Giles Horrox:
see, you see, this is Moore's ladder of civilization. The reason behind
this natural order...
Please, Giles, do shut up. I've been listening to this for weeks, I
would love to know what his own son-in-law has to say about it.
see, it is an inquiry concerning God's will and the nature of men.
what does he have to say about the nature of women?
[Horrox and Goose laugh]
afraid that's a subject he prefers to pass by in silence.
wouldn't be the first.
Rev. Giles Horrox:
Mr. Ewing, continue.
uh...the question he does pose is, if God created the world, how do we
know what things we can change and what things must remain sacred and
[as Ewing and Goose are
given a tour of Horrox's plantation]
Horrox is specific how to run plantation. Georgian best way he say.
heat is unbearable. How do they take it.
Horrox say, slaves like camel, bred for desert. He say, they not feel
heat like civilized folk.
Dr. Henry Goose:
should get you out of the sun.
is that noise?
[Adam follows the noise
and eventually arrives at a whipping post where all the slaves have
gathered watching one of the slaves being whipped by the Whip Master,
as Adam watches in horror he suddenly passes out]
[back in the house Adam
wakes up in his room with Goose standing over him]
Dr. Henry Goose:
there you are.
[as Adam tries to get up
Goose pushes him back on his bed]
Dr. Henry Goose:
is as I suspected; Gusano Coco Cervello.
[Goose shows Adam an
image of the worm from his book]
Dr. Henry Goose:
known as the Polynesian worm. Once saw a man's brain after the worm had
finished him...maggoty cauliflower. Ooph. But have no fear, this
particular devil and I are well acquainted.
[Goose mixes some
medicine and drops some into Adam's mouth]
Dr. Henry Goose:
we go. Ah, yes, yes.
don't know what I would have done had our paths not crossed.
Dr. Henry Goose:
for starters, you would have died.
shall find a way to repay you.
Dr. Henry Goose:
unnecessary, I assure you. I am a doctor, Adam. A tiger cannot change
[Goose laughs again as
he examines Adam]
[1936 - Frobisher lies
in bed asleep with his lover, Sixsmith, in their hotel suite, we see
that Frobisher has a strange birthmark on his back]
I do hope you will be able to find it in your heart to forgive me.
[they are awakened by a
knock at their door]
Mr. Frobisher! Mr. Robert Frobisher! The management would like a word
with you, please, sir.
[Frobisher slowly gets
dressed as the hotel manager keeps pounding the door]
Frobisher, open this door, please! I do know you're in there, Mr.
Frobisher. Please, comply. A letter is being drafted to your father,
[as the manager
continues to pound the door, Frobisher finishes getting dressed, taking
Sixsmith's waistcoat, then he goes and kisses Sixsmith then opens the
window and climbs out]
[after climbing out the
window, we see Frobisher running away from the Hotel and then sat on
the train writing a letter]
leaving you like that. Wasn't the goodbye I had in mind. By the time
you read this, I will be on my way to Edinburgh, on my way to fame and
fortune. I know you haven't heard him, but trust me, Vyvyan Ayrs is one
of the musical greats, Sixsmith. The tragedy is that he hasn't produced
any new work in year due to illness. My scheme is to persuade him to
hire me as his amanuensis and aid him in the creation of a
masterpiece, it will shoot him out through the musical firmament,
eventually obliging Pater to admit that yes, the son he disinherited is
none other than Robert Frobisher, the greatest British composer of his
[we see Sixsmith reading
Frobisher's letter at the same time as Frobisher is getting ready and
going to meet Ayrs]
know, Sixsmith, you groan and shake your head, but you smile too, which
is why I love you. P.S. Thanks for the waistcoat. I needed something of
yours to keep me company.
[Frobisher arrives at
Ayrs' home and notices a small statue on Ayrs' piano]
St. George and the Dragon, reminds me that composing is a crusade.
Sometimes you slay the dragon, sometimes the dragon saves you.
[Ayrs' takes a seat]
then. Frobisher, is it?
[Frobisher nods his head]
trust Mackerras told you enough to be useful. I've had this little
melody for viola rattling about my head for months. Let's see if you
can get it down.
[Frobisher readies his
pen and music sheet, Ayrs closes his eyes and starts waving his hand
humming some notes]
grace note before the third.
[he hums a few more
notes, but Frobisher is not able to take any of this down as it makes
and simple. Got it? Now, it gets interesting.
[Ayrs hums more notes
that still make no sense]
Play that back.
love to, sir.
[Frobisher sits at the
key are we in?
key? B-minor of course!
the time signature?
Christ's sake, did you hear it or not?
need a little more time.
need? My dear boy, who is working for whom here?
you an amanuensis or an apologist? Now pay attention. Three-four, you
need a four-four on fourth bar and back to three-four on bar five. If
you can count that high. Crotchets G, pause for a quaver, repeat G
quaver, then E-flat on the down beat.
[he hums some notes]
slower. Alright, let me hear it.
[as Frobisher begins
playing on the piano, the notes sounding out of tune which upset Ayrs]
please! You're hurting me! You must have misheard me, I said I have a
melody not a malady!
the room, Ayrs
wife, Jocasta, enters]
going on in here?
exercise in futility.
I be introduced?
[Jocasta starts taking
Ayrs towards the door]
really no point. The boy is useful as the clap. Fortunately, he'll be
much easier to get rid of. Would you be a dear and get ready to show
the boy out.
[as Ayrs' is about to
leave the room, Frobisher sits back down and starts playing the piano,
the melody so beautiful that it stops Ayrs and Jocasta in their tracks]
That's it. That's my melody!
[Frobisher smiles as he
carries on playing]
[1973 - Luisa leaves
a party and runs to get the elevator which an elderly Sixsmith
is also waiting for]
[Luisa runs to catch the
elevator and just as the doors are closing Sixsmith uses his umbrella
to force them open and Luisa steps in]
to know the age of chivalry isn't dead.
[Sixsmith smiles, then
suddenly the elevator lurches to a stop and the two of them fall to the
No bones broken, I think.
[Sixsmith tries to get
no, no. You...you sit yourself. Let me see.
[Luisa gets up and
presses the intercom button on the elevator but there's no response]
Power outage. Perfect end to a perfect day.
[Luisa sits back down]
glad the age of chivalry isn't dead?
still rather be right here than back up there.
[they both smile]
guess Mr. Kipin isn't everyone's cup of tea.
like that are just an occupational hazard.
were interviewing him?
for Spyglass Magazine.
[Luis extends her hand
[they shake hands]
You wouldn't happen to be related to the journalist Lester Rey?
he was my father.
He must have been enormously proud of you, following in his footsteps.
[Luisa nods her head]
[still stuck in the
elevator, Sixsmith and Rey are getting better acquainted, Sixsmith
shows Luisa a photo of his niece]
her, my niece, Megan.
a physicist, with a better mind for mathematics than I ever had. Did
her PhD at Cambridge, a woman at Caius. Gives you hope for the world.
[as the air is getting
thinner in the elevator]
hot, and we're still here.
[Luisa takes off her
jacket and Sixsmith notices that she has a birthmark just below her
shoulder, it's the same shape as the one that Frobisher had on his back]
a very peculiar birthmark.
my little comet. My mother was sure it was cancer, she wanted me to get
it removed, but, I don't know, kinda like it.
knew someone who had a birthmark that was similar to that.
Who was it?
I cared about very much.
[as they continue to be
stuck in the elevator]
uh...hypothetical question for you, Miss Rey. As a journalist, what
price would you pay to protect a source?
it came to that, yes.
you be prepared to compromise your safety?
father braved booby-trapped marshes and the wrath of generals for his
journalistic integrity. What kind of daughter would I be if I bailed
when things got a little tough?
[Sixsmith looks down at
his briefcase and as he's about to tell Luisa something the elevator
lurches back into life and starts moving, Sixsmith looks at Luisa and
[as they leave the
building, Sixsmith hails for a cab and turns to Luisa]
you sure you won't take a cab?
I've got a car.
[as a taxi pulls up]
if there's ever something I can do for you, please give me a call.
[Luisa hands him her
you, I will.
[Luis turns and walks
[2012 - we see Cavendish
standing alone overlooking the crowd of people in a posh bar]
was the night of the Lemon Prizes, and in that forced frivolity, I
recall a moment of introspection; why? Why would anyone in their right
mind choose to be a publisher. This was the precise moment that Dermot
[Dermot comes up to
new inexorably does.
a fuckin' waste.
forget Herman Melville, writes a ripping yarn about a big white whale
which is summarily dismissed, and yet today, it is lugged around in the
backpacks of every serious student of literature in the world.
don't give a fuck what happens when I'm dead. I want people to buy me
as your publisher, obviously nothing would make me happier, but sadly
for whatever reason, 'Knuckle Sandwich' has yet to connect to its
want a reason? I'll show you a reason. Right there, huh?
[Dermot points at a man
laughing with a group of people]
you mean, Mr. Finch?
fuckin' Finch! That cunt that shat all over me book in his poncy
wasn't that bad.
[Dermot takes out a
piece of paper from his jacket pocket and reads]
Hoggins should apologize to the trees failed for the making of his
bloated autobio novel. Four hundred vainglorious pages expire in an
ending that is flat and inane beyond belief.'
now, Dermot. What is a critic but one who reads quickly, arrogantly,
but never wisely.
[Dermot downs his drink
and pats Cavendish on his shoulder]
[Dermot walks off]
[as Dermot walks away
from Cavendish, he snatches two trays from passing servers and starts
pounding them together getting the attention of the crowd in the bar]
and gentlemen! We have an additional award tonight, fellow book
fairies. An award for most eminent critic.
[he turns to Finch]
beg pardon, Sir Felix Finch! O, B and E!
[the crowd start
And what might my prize be, I wonder? A signed copy of an unpulped
'Knuckle Sandwich'? Can't be many of those around.
[the crowd laughs as
Cavendish watches in discomfort]
just what does that leadless pencil you call an imagination have in
mind to end this scene, hm?
[Dermot walks over to
think you're gonna love this one.
[Dermot suddenly grabs
hold of Finch's lapels and drags him towards the the balcony and throws
Finch over the railing, the crowd shrieks in horror as Finch splatters
down to his death, Dermot looks down and laughs]
that's an ending flat and inane beyond belief.
[Dermot turns to face
the crowd that is watching him total shock]
thought? If I'm honest, I admit that the obvious emotions like shock
and horror flew as Finch had, here and gone.
[Dermot walks up to the
bar and looks at the dumbstruck bartender]
couple of fingers.
Dermot as he drinks his shot of tequila]
deep down, I experienced nascent sense of a silver lining to this most
tragic turn. Overnight, Dermot 'Dusty' Hoggins became a cult hero to
the common man. 'Knuckle Sandwich' shifted ninety thousand copies in
less than two months. I was for the briefest of moments, Cinderella,
and all memory of past misfortune receded in the rearview mirror of my
dream come true.
[as Cavendish sits on a
toilet cutting up newspaper clippings of himself suddenly the bathroom
door bursts open and some thugs, who are Dermot's brothers enter]
Timothy Cavendish, I presume.
Caught with your cacks down!
the brothers laugh
office hours are eleven to two. My secretary would be more than happy
to schedule an appointment if you so desire.
like us don't need appointments.
We like it all cozy like this.
Dermot in the joint.
brother's got a question for you.
our fuckin' money?
boys, look here. Dermot signed what we call a copyright transfer
contract, which means that legally...
[suddenly Jarvis grabs
the toilet plunger and shoves it into Cavendish's face]
didn't sign no fuckin' contract for the event of the fuckin' season!
[Cavendish struggles to
talk with the plunger on his face]
could make a provisional sum on the basis of...on going negotiation.
[Jarvis takes the
plunger off of Cavendish's face]
sum we gonna make?
K will do for starters.
the law says...
[the Hoggins brothers
did the law do for Felix fuckin' Finch?
[Cavendish nods hid head
[2144 - as the Archivist
starts interrogating Sonmi]
I begin my asking prisoners to recall their earliest memories to
provide a context for the corporatic historians of the future.
have no such memories, Archivist. One twenty-four hour cycle in Papa
Song's is identical to every other.
I say, you speak Consumer surprisingly well.
[suddenly a translator
screen comes up as she starts speaking in Japanese]
an officer of Unanimity, I am of course restricted from using sub speak.
describe a typical twenty-four hour Papa Song cycle.
hour four, each server is by autostimulin.
[we see Sonmi and the
other servers being woken from their pods]
we revive we proceed to hygiene. After dressing we file into the diner.
[after dressing into
their uniforms we see the servers going into the diner]
hour five, we man our stations to greet the new day's consumers. For
the next nineteen hours we input orders, tray food, vend drinks,
upstock condiments, wipe tables, and bin garbage, all done in strict
adherence to First Catechism.
[we see as the consumers
arrive the servers go to work, we see as Sonmi cleans a table the male
consumer smacks her ass inappropriately]
[as the interrogation
is the Catechism?
thy consumer.' After the final cleaning, we imbibe one soapsac and
return to our sleep pods. That is the blueprint of every single day.
you ever think about the future?
Song servers have just one possible future.
mean, 'xultation'? Could you describe this annual rite of passage?
[we see the servers
gather as Papa Song's supervisor stamps their collars]
first day, Seer Rhee would stamp a star on each of our collars. Twelve
stars meant an end to our contract.
did you feel when you watched one of your sisters ascend.
I was happy for them, but envious as well.
your sister servers feel as you did?
[we as the servers watch
one of their sisters being set free, Sonmi looks over to one of her
sisters, Yoona, she is not looking up but instead playing with a key in
her hand, Yoona looks up and sees Sonmi watching her]
would like to ask about the infamous Yoona-939.
[we see Sonmi's sleep
pod being opened, Sonmi wakes looking disorientated, she looks around
and sees all the other sleeping pods closed except for Yoona's, which
is empty, Sonmi hears a noise and sneaks to the diner and sees Rhee
having sex with Yoona who looks over at Sonmi; then we're back in the
Yoona-939 woke you, who woke her?
would Seer wake a server?
you should ask him, Archivist.
[back to the diner after
Sonmi was woken by Yoona, we see Rhee is now slumped in the
corner of the diner, snoring loudly as sleeps]
wrong with him?
He drinks Soap. It makes him happy, then he sleep like us in our pods.
[Yoona walks away from
the slumped body of Rheer]
you ever think about what it must be like up there with the consumers?
Catechism forbids such questions.
it does. Come. let me show you a secret.
[Yoona takes Sonmi to
Papa Song's store room by using the key we had seen in her hand earlier]
Sonmi, we are inside a secret.
[Yoona shows Sonmi a
small remote device]
are not allowed...!
No one will ever know. Come.
[they huddle together
and watch a holographic film projector which plays a portion of an old
movie 'The Ghastly Ordeal of Timothy Cavendish', which is on a loop,
Yoona repeats the line from the movie]
will not be subjected to criminal abuse.
[the scene goes back to
the interrogation room]
could have been excised. How did you justify such a risk to yourself?
was my friend.
describe the events if September 18th from your perspective.
was stationed at pit stop money.
the diner a male customer sneaks up behind Yoona and
pouring mustard down her back, suddenly Yoona turns and punches the
customer hard in the face, he falls and Yoona stands over him
repeating the line from the movie]
will not be subjected to criminal abuse.
[then Yoona attempts to
escape by grabbing a kids consumer card, as she tries to open the
elevator Rhee takes out a device which kills Yoona by using
her metallic collar which sets off a blade and cuts her throat, killing
her instantly to Sonmi's horror as she watches]
[2314 - after the fall
of civilization, in the wilderness, a younger Zachry, Adam and his son
rest in a clearing]
Zachry: [voice over]
this life of rotten luck ain't no smilin' some young, and the first
time I ever fessed a secret at Sloosha's
Hallow. Adam, my bro' by law, and his son and me be trekkin'
back from Honokaa Market. Was Adam's custom to tale-tell his ancestry
with offerings and honorings.
[Zachry watches as Adam
and his son make their offerings, then he looks down and finds a
precious blue and green stone]
Zachry: [voice over]
wise that fangy devil's eyes, I felt 'em.
[Zachry feels something
behind him and turns]
[he looks up and sees
Old Georgie, a devilish looking man dressed in a tattered black suit
and top hat sitting on a tree trunk looking at him]
Oh, darky spot you're in, friend.
[Zachry holds up his
no blade can protect you from the True-True...
[suddenly Zachry sees
the chief of a cannibalistic tribe come upon Adam and his son]
Jonas, go! Go! Go!
[Jonas runs off and in
that moment Zachry hides himself behind a big rock as Adam calls out to
him for help]
[Adam starts getting
attacked by the tribe as Zachry hides behind the rock, Old Georgie
sneaks up to Zachry and whispers]
here. Safe here.
[Zachry watches Adam
being attacked in horror from behind the rock]
will be feastin' on Adam and his boy by sun up.
[the Kona Chief comes
towards Adam and takes out his knife, Adam screams out for Zachry's
[Zachry still hides and
watches in horror and listening to Old Georgie]
y'self many times; 'The weak are meat, the strong do eat.'
[Zachry watches as
Adam's son runs towards the Kona Chief as he about to slit Adam's
throat, but he's killed by an arrow and then the Kona Chief slits
[Zachry weeps as he
watches as the Kona Chief licks Adam's blood off his blade]
[2321 - some years after
incident with Adam and his son, we see Zachry standing by the cliff
overlookin the ocean, we see Zachry holding onto the blue and green
stone he found that day, which he now wears around his neck]
Zachry: [voice over]
valley whisperin' about the blood of Adam and his son on my hands. But
Rose and Catkin never believed 'em and stood by me.
Uncle Zach, look!
[Catkin points to
something on the ocean]
I see 'em.
[we see a hovercraft
moving fast towards the shore]
Zachry: [voice over]
come barterin' twice a year. Their ships creep-crawlin' on the waves,
just floatin' on the smart of the old ones.
will be startin' soon.
you must go find your ma.
[Catkin sighs and sits
on the rock opposite Zachry]
says you ain't been right since Sloosha's. She said I gotta keep my
eyes on you.
mindin' me, while I'm mind the goats.
[Catkin nods her head]
see. Problem is, who's gonna mind your ma at the barter? She got no
tongue for hagglin', not like you and me.
by it. Be home for suppin'.
[Catkin runs off]
Zachry: [voice over]
words slink and slide off a tongue when we need 'em most? If my tongue
been more bold, could I have stopped all the diresome about to happen?
[Zachry comes home that
night to find a Prescient woman, Meronym, sitting at the table with
Rose and Catkin]
is my big brother.
[Meronym stands and bows
Thank you, for the kindly host of my valley stay.
ain't sayso this, Rose.
say it's a gift of great honor.
can be hostin' her.
[as Zachry starts to
walk off, Meronym comes towards him with a small box]
bring you gift, Zachry.
no gift from a stranger.
[he walks past her]
[everyone from the tribe
has gathered at Zachry's home to see Meronym]
Zachry: [voice over]
kin and Rose and half-strangers, yay, even the Abbess, all come
knockin' and they gaped in wonderment like Sonmi herself was sittin' in
our kitchen. Questions about Prescients and their whoasome ship poured
thick and fast.
[Zachry sits in a corner
watching Meronym as she receives gifts from the tribes people,
one of the tribesman asks her a question]
How your ship of sliding glass is so silent?
Zachry: [voice over]
one queried what 'fusion engine' was cause they didn't want to look
stupid in front of the gatherin'. True word was, Meronym answered the
questions, but no answer ever quenched your curio. All that answerin'
done was teach everyone to not trust her, nay, not a flea.
[as Zachry watches
Meronym, Old Georgie appear beside Zachry, whispering in his ear]
is a sly one. Schemin' and wormin' herself in. Watch her, watch her
close. She's got secrets.
[that night Zachry walks
around the hut and sees Meronym giving herself an injection that heals
a wound on her arm, Meronym sees Zachry watching her but says nothing,
Zachry returns to bed, he has a nightmare where he sees all the things
that happened in Meronym's and his own past lives and wakes up
in a cold sweat]
[the next day after
having his nightmare, Zachry goes to Abbess' hut and pounds on her door]
for wakin' you, Abbess. A dream, somethin' diresome's gonna happen.
in. Come in.
[inside her house,
Abbess takes Zachry's hands and closes her eyes]
let Sonmi guide you. I'm prayin' for you. Georgie's hungrin' for your
a cuss on your dreams.
[suddenly the Abbess
breaths as if possessed by something else, her eyes open and
change color from brown to blue to green then back to brown again]
is broken, hide below, hands a bleedin', can't let go. Enemy's
sleepin', don't slit that throat.
[Abbess nods her head]
trust Sonmi. Keep her warnin' with you, nail it to your memories.
you, Abbess. Thank you.
[2144 - Sonmi is woken
from her pod, she looks around and sees the other pods are closed, not
sure who's opened her pod, she climbs out of her pod and walks around,
she notices the store room is open, Rhee is sprawled on the floor with
his mouth covered in soap and blood and a man standing over him going
through the shelf in the store room, the man notices Sonmi as she turns
Wait! Wait! There's no reason to hide. I know who you are, Sonmi-451.
My name is Hae-Joo Chang.
has happened to Seer Rhee?
overdose. It's unfortunate that it had to happen with everything going
so well, because now it's probable that the Enforcers and the DNA
sniffers will find out about you. And if they do, if they realize your
connection to Yoona-939, you will be excised. But you have a choice,
you can remain here and risk being discovered, or you can come with me.
[1849 - the ship, The
Prophetess, has set sail, we see Adam looking ill and writing in his
: [voice over]
the 15th. We made sail with the morning tide. Mr. Boerhaave had my
cabin changed. I have been quarantined to a storeroom away from the
other passengers and crew. Henry argued in vain that the Polynesian
worm is not contagious. Hardly matters. All I want to do now is return
home and unburden myself of this responsibility.
[1936 - we see Frobisher
in his bed, reading 'The Pacific Journal of Adam Ewing']
Robert Frobisher: My dear Sixsmith, I'm in desperate need of your
help. After my last letter, I'm sure you're rushing to pack your bags,
but you needn't really. Unless of course, you wish to witness the
rebirth of Robert Frobisher.
[we see Frobisher at at
Ayr's place, scribbling down notes by the piano as Ayr's quickly gives
miraculous how one's fortune can turn so quickly, so completely? One
moment, leaping from a hotel window, the next, gainfully employed by
one of the world's greatest living composers.
[we see Frobisher in his
room looking for the missing pages of the journal]
is that I accidentally got hooked on a journal, written in 1849 by a
dying lawyer during
the voyage from the Pacific Isle to San Francisco. To my great
annoyance, the pages cease mid-sentence. Half the book is
missing. It's completely killing me. Could you be a mensch and when
you're next foraging at Otto's Books, make an inquiry? A half finished
book, is after
all, a half finished love affair.
[1973 - we see Sixsmith
sitting on the bed in his hotel room reading Frobisher's letter]
- as he finishes reading Frobisher's letter from nearly 40 years ago,
Sixsmith looks up to the TV, where a news conference is being shown
with Lloyd Hooks addressing some reporters]
America loves oil. America is addicted to oil. Some fantasize about
wind turbines or pig gas.
[we hear the reporters
I'm here today to tell you that the cure for oil is right here. The
cure is nuclear power, the cure is Swannekke
see Sixsmith glancing down on his bed where a report lies entitled 'The
Swannekke Hydro Reactor, An Operational Assessment Model, By Dr. Rufus
[in the middle of the
night Luisa is woken by her telephone ringing]
Miss Rey. I'm frightfully sorry for calling at this hour.
[2012 - talking to his
accountant on the phone]
need fifty thousand pounds, not two thousand pounds! Fifty thousand!
I can go through it again, Mr. Cavendish, but the total's right, two
thousand three hundred and forty three pounds and sixteen pence.
is this possible?! The ruddy money was pouring in!
mostly, Mr. Cavendish. Solvency has its drawbacks.
Cavendish throws the phone across the room]
looked dire, but I knew that Timothy Cavendish's capital in this town
could not be defined by an accountant's balance sheet.
opens his wall safe and takes out a small black leather book
containing telephone numbers from his contacts, he stats
Look, how are those delightful kiddies of yours?
[the line clicks dead
as McCluskie hangs up the phone, we see Cavendish making
cher, tis 'Cavendish the Ravenous', your favorite Timothy.
[the line clicks dead]
[Cavendish is sat at his
desk making another call]
heard correctly, Charles Dickens own, original, authentic writing for
sixty thousand pounds. I think that's very fair.
But our records indicate that the desk is already accounted for by the
Dickens House museum.
What about uh...Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's desk?
[the line clicks dead]
Cavendish seems to have run out of option to find the money,
he takes gulp of his drink and looks up and notices on his
bookshelf an old framed photograph showing two young boys]
I suddenly saw the light. Blood has always trumped water. If the
Hogginses brutes wanted to turn this into a family affair, they'd find
the Cavendish clan more than ready for the task at hand.
turns up at his brother's house as Denholme is cleaning his pool]
Oh, Satan's gonads, not again! Look, just bugger off and leave us in
peace. I'm only gonna ask you nicely once.
good to see you, Denny.
not lending you a ruddy farthing till you pay back the last lot.
Why...why should I be forever giving you handouts?
I've had a minor run-in with the wrong sort. If I don't get my hands on
sixty thousand pounds, I'm going to take an awful beating.
get them to video it for us, would you? Now, fuck off!
not joking, Denholme.
is this my problem?
we're brothers! Don't you have a conscience?
of my special little pills and a G and T should set me right.
[as Cavendish and
Denholme are talking, Denholme's wife comes through their sliding patio
Den, who are you talking to?
[Georgette smiles at
Cavendish and waves]
[there's an awkward
silence as Denholme looks at Cavendish and Georgette smiling at each
other, and then he realizes something]
Right. Right, Right, Right. What...you need sixty grand? It's gonna
take some time, but in the interim I've got the perfect place for you
[1849 - on his knees,
Adam prays in his cabin]
Adam Ewing: [voice over]
have begun to fear I may never hold my beloved Tilda in my arms again.
My parasite writhes at night igniting spasms of pain, while visions and
voices, obscene and monstrous, haunt me.
[Adam turns and
sees the slave who was beaten at Horrox's plantation approach him from
behind, Adam is startled]
the name of God...!
[Autua grabs hold of
Adam and puts his hand over his mouth to stop him screaming]
Ewing, no fear! No harm, no shout. Please, sir. My name Autua. You know
I, you see Maori whip I. You know I.
[Adam nods his head and
Autua takes his hand away from Adam's mouth
do you want?
help, Mr. Ewing. If you no help, I in trouble dead.
you're already very much 'in trouble dead'. The Prophetess is a
mercantile vessel, not an underground railroad for escaping slaves.
able seaman. I earn passage.
then I suggest you surrender to the captain's mercies forthwith.
No! They no hear I! They say swim away home, Nigger, and throw I in
drink. You law man, aye? Please! Captain hear you, Mr. Ewing!
can't help you. I'm afraid your fate is entirely your own. I desire no
part in it.
[Autua takes out his
knife and takes hold of Adam's hand]
you won't help, you kill I, just the same. It's true. You know it. I
ain't be no fish food, Mr. Ewing. Die here better. Do it.
[Autua takes the knife
with Adam's hand and holds it against his throat]
[2321 - Meronym stands
the edge of a cliff, looking at the mountain opposite through her
an old transway marker, Captain. It's got to be the right mountain.
[Meronym turns and we
see she's speaking through a special transmitter where she can view her
is the valley people are afraid of it, they think the devil lives up
there. I can't find anybody to guide me through the Kona territory.
[we see Zachry down
below looking after his goats]
everyday you're out there, you increase your RAD levels. This dream of
your is going to kill you, and for what? The off world colonies may no
gotta go, Captain.
[Meronym swipes the
transmitter off and walks off]
[1973 - in his hotel
Sixsmith is talking on the phone]
you for coming, I'm in 1404.
be right up.
Sixsmith puts the
phone down we see a shadow of a man outside on his balcony, Sixsmith
walks over to his bed and picks up his report, just then we
see Bill Smoke step up behind Sixsmith, feeling someone behind him
Sixsmith turns in horror, at that same moment Smoke gets hold of
Sixsmith's face, places a gun in his mouth and pulls the trigger,
killing him instantly, Smoke places a gun in Sixsmith's hand to make it
look like a suicide and takes the report from his hand, as he's about
to leave there's a knock at the door]
[Smoke looks through the
peep-hole and sees Luisa]
Dr. Sixsmith? It's Luisa.
[Smoke places the barrel
of his gun against the door, aiming straight for
Luisa, but Luisa getting no response gets scared and walks away]
[later on, Luisa gets
the hotel manager to open the door to Sixsmith's room, they find him
lying dead as Smoke left him on his bed]
call the police. Right now! Call the police!
[the hotel manager runs
out of the room, Luisa quickly scans the room, then she looks at
Sixsmith, as she looks at him she sees some old
envelopes underneath Sixsmith's back, she quickly slides the
letter and a thick envelope from underneath him and looks at them]
[1936 - Frobisher is
sitting with Ayrs at his house]
dear Sixsmith, you alone could understand how I'm feeling right now.
Today, Ayrs and I presented our first collaboration to Tadeusz
Kesselring, Ayrs' favorite conductor, who arrived from Berlin. It's
called 'Eternal Recurrence', wish you could hear it. It's the most
accomplished tone poem I know if since the war and I tell you,
Sixsmith, that more than few of its best ideas are mine.
[after looking at the
music sheet, Kesselring sits and faces Ayrs]
At our time of life, Ayrs, a man has no right to such daring ideas.
suppose I've won a rearguard action or two in my war against
[later on at dinner,
Frobisher sits at the table with Ayrs, Jocasta and Kesselring]
of pheasant and Bordeaux, rich as buttercream. How I loved to listen
men of distinguished lives sing of past follies and glories. The only
broken note in the entire evening was Ayrs wife, Jocasta, excusing
herself early. I sensed a buried bone, later I asked Ayrs about it, he
said Kesselring had introduced Jocasta to him. I cried; 'had Kesselring
been in love with her?' The subject was a prickly one.
is a Jew. Obviously a relationship was impossible.
you really be so ignorant of what is happening in Germany?
this point in my life, all I know, Sixsmith, is that this world spins
from the same unseen forces that twist our hearts.
[2321 - Meronym
approaches Zachry as he herds his goats]
as it was.
Βut...gоаtѕ, аnd ѕо dо hеrdеrѕ, thеy'rе knоwn fоr hоuѕіn' tеmреr.
I оwnin' yоu a real соwtow, fоr іnvаdіn' yоur hоuѕе
wіth nо ѕаyѕо. Τruе ѕоrryѕоmе.
іt...done іt'ѕ dоnе.
yоu mіndіn' а ѕtrаngеr querin' аbоut yоur troddin'?
yоu, quеry fоr quеry.
yоu аin't соmе to lеаrn ѕtіtсhіn' or mіlkіn' оr hеаrdіn'. Why yоu hеrе?
nееdіn' а guіdе.
looks horrified, suddenly at that moment the part of the bridge that
Meronym is standing on gives way and as she's about to fall Zachry
grabs her and he remember Abbess' prophecy]
Abbess: [voice over]
іѕ brоkеn, hіdе bеlоw.
grabs hold of Meronym's hand takes her to hide beside the wall the
bridge as the Kona Chief and his men ride over the bridge, as
hide quietly, the Kona Chief pauses as if sensing their presence, but
[2012 - Cavendish sits
aboard a train on his way to the country, reading the novel
'Half-Lives, A Luisa Rey Mystery, by: Javier Gomez']
сrоѕѕ аnd rесrоѕѕ оur оld trасkѕ lіkе fіgurе ѕkаtеrѕ. Αnd јuѕt аѕ Ι wаѕ
rеаdіng а nеw ѕubmіѕѕіоn, а роwеrful deja-vu rаn thrоugh my bоnеѕ. Ι
hаd bееn thеrе bеfоrе. Αnоthеr lіfеtіmе аgо.
[from inside the train
Cavendish watches his younger self dashing to meet a girl, he watches
as they hug and kiss]
Τhе lоvе оf my lіfе. Ι соuld thіnk оf nо оthеr ѕеrіоuѕ аррlісаntѕ. Whаt
hаd hарреnеd tо hеr? Αnd mоrе іmроrtаntly, whаt hаd hарреnеd
tо thе yоung mаn whо hаd rіddеn thе ѕаmе trаіn соmроѕіng ѕоnnеtѕ, tо
hіѕ ѕоul bound lоvе?
[2321 - Zachry paces
around Abbess' hut as she finds the book entitled
'The Revelation of Sonmi-451, As Recorded by Archivist Park']
Yоur аugurіn' соmе truе, Αbbеѕѕ. Βrоkе brіdgе, јuѕt lіkе yоu
ѕаy. Μеrоnym were thеrе, yibberin' hеr аbout trekіn' uр Μаunа
Ѕоl. Why does this Ρrеѕсіеnt wоmаn соmе сurѕіn' and twіѕtіn'
up my lіfе?
Μіnd thе wоrdѕ оf Ѕоnmі.
[Abbess opens the book
and reads from it]
'Οur lіvеѕ аrе nоt оur оwn. Frоm wоmb tо tоmb, wе аrе bоund tо оthеrѕ,
pаѕt аnd рrеѕеnt. Αnd by еасh сrіmе, аnd еvеry
kіndnеѕѕ, we bіrth оur futurе.'
[2144 - Chang takes
Sonmi to Papa Song's elevator and as they ascend towards the city's
surface, Sonmi holds on to Yoona's projector]
Wеlсоmе tо Νео Ѕеоul.
Adam sneaks him food from the evening's meal and
returns to his cabin and places a barrel in front of his door, he calls
out to Autua]
Соmе оn, оut yоu соmе.
[Autua comes out of his
hiding place from behind some barrels]
Τhіѕ mаybе thе bіggеѕt mіѕtаkе оf my lіfе, but hеrе.
[he hands the food
wrapped in a napkin to Autua]
Τhаnk yоu, Μr. Εwіng. Thank you.
[Autua starts quickly
gulping down the food]
Νоw tо tеll thе truth, Ι wаѕ wоrrіеd yоu mіght try аnd еаt
mе, іf yоu dіdn't gеt ѕоmеthіng іn that ѕtоmасh.
Οh, yоu ѕаfе, Μr. Εwіng. I nо lіkе whіtе mеаt.
[getting the joke, Adam
Βеfоrе Ι dесіdе whаt Ι'm gоіng tо dо wіth yоu, tеll mе why yоu wеrе
bеіng whірреd ѕо ѕаvаgеly?
Μy unсlе wаѕ а ѕаіlоr. Ηе tооk mе оn а Frеnсh whаlеr whеn Ι wаѕ tеn
yеаrѕ оld. Ѕееn tоо muсh оf thе wоrld.
Ι nо gооd ѕlаvе.
dіd yоu lооk аt mе?
Ρаіn ѕtrоng, aye. Frіеndѕ еyе mоrе ѕtrоng.
Lооk, yоu аrе а runаwаy ѕlаvе, аnd Ι аm а lаwyеr. Ηоw dіd yоu іmаgіnе
wе соuld роѕѕіbly bе frіеndѕ?
[as Autua looks at Adam,
he points to his own eyes then to Adam's then back to his own]
Αll yоu nееd.
[he smiles at Adam as he
continues to eat]
[1973 - in her
apartment, Luisa is smoking a joint reading Frobisher's letters that
he'd written to Sixsmith, suddenly she hears a noise and looks around]
Αh, Јеѕuѕ! Јаvіеr Gоmеz, whаt dіd Ι tеll yоu аbоut јumріng
оntо my bаlсоny?
Why do yоu lеаvе thе dооr ореn іf yоu dоn't wаnt mе tо соmе іn?
ѕmаrty раntѕ, thе оnly thіng wоrѕе thаn hаvіng yоu јumріng
оntо my bаlсоny, іѕ thе іdеа оf yоu јumріng оntо my bаlсоny, аnd bеіng
ѕtuсk оut thеrе.
аrе yоu rеаdіng?
[1936 - we see Jocasta
standing naked in front of Frobisher as he lies in his bed]
рlоt hаѕ tаkеn а ѕеnѕuаl turn. Lаѕt wееk, Јосаѕtа аnd Ι bесаmе
lоvеrѕ. Βut dоn't аlаrm yоurѕеlf, іt іѕ оnly а саrnаl асt, реrfоrmеd іn
ѕеrvісе, nоt unlіkе my rоlе аѕ аmаnuеnѕіѕ. Αnd Ι соnfеѕѕ, wоmеn'ѕ
hеаrtѕ, lіkе thеіr dеѕіrе, rеmаіn а myѕtеry tо mе.
[Frobisher and Jocasta
start making love]
сrіеd аnd thаnkеd mе fоr brіngіng lіfе bасk іntо thеіr hоmе. Making it
clear that Vyvyаn hаd bееn thеrе thе еntіrе nіght, bеtwееn uѕ
thе ѕіlеnсе bеtwееn nоtеѕ, thаt hоldѕ thе kеy tо wаrm muѕіс.
[we see Frobisher
finishing off writing his letter to Sixsmith]
Βеѕt nеwѕ оf аll, Ι'vе ѕtаrtеd my оwn wоrk.
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[1973 - Luisa is in a
Uh...Ι саllеd аbоut аn оld rесоrdіng, wrіttеn by а mаn nаmеd
[she holds out a piece
of paper to the store clerk]
Οорѕ. Busted. Ι knоw Ι ѕhоuldn't bе рlaying іt, Ι wаѕ сhесkіng іt tо
іt wаѕn't ѕсrаtсhеd. But hоnеѕtly,
Ι јuѕt саn't ѕtор lіѕtеnіng tо іt.
[referring to the music
being played in the shop]
іѕ thе Сlоud Αtlаѕ Ѕехtеt?
[the store clerk gives
Luisa the album cover]
[she listens to the
music for a moment]
bеаutіful. But Ι thіnk Ι'vе hеаrd thіѕ bеfоrе.
саn't іmаgіnе hоw. Ι dоubt thеrе'ѕ mоrе thаn а...hаndful of соріеѕ іn
all оf Νоrth Αmеrіса.
Ι knоw іt. Ι knоw, Ι knоw іt.
[2012 - Cavendish walks
towards an old house]
Ι rеаlіzеd іt, my fееt hаd brоught mе bасk tо thе Τеmрlе оf Ѕасrіfісе,
whеrе Ι оffеrеd uр my vіrgіnіty. Βасk tо thоѕе fоur dаyѕ оf pаrаdіѕе,
whеn Urѕulа'ѕ mаtеr аnd pаtеr slipped оff tо Grеесе fоr а lоng wееkеnd.
[we see as the younger
Cavendish in a room within the mansion, Ursula lies naked in bed and as
Cavendish takes his clothes off we see he has a comet-shaped birthmark
on the back of his calf, he slips into the bed next to Ursula and they
ѕо wе thоught.
[Ursula's mother and
father enter the room, looking horrified]
[young Cavendish quickly
gets out of the bed and grabs hold of the cat to cover his private
Ѕіr! Μаdаm! Ι аѕѕurе yоu thіѕ іѕ соmрlеtеly іnnосеnt!
[the cat struggles in
Cavendish's hand and suddenly the cats claws his inner thigh making
hims scream with pain, as he throws the cat he slips backwards out of
the open window and onto the bushes below]
ѕрrаіnеd аnklеѕ, оnе сrасkеd rіb. Οffісіаl саuѕе оf ассіdеnt liѕtеd оn
hоѕріtаl fоrm; Puѕѕy.
[we see older Cavendish
as he walks towards one of the windows of the mansion and peers inside]
wеrе thе сhаnсеѕ thаt ѕhе ѕtіll lіvеd іn thіѕ hоuѕе?
[he sees older Ursula
coming into the room, going to her daughter and granddaughter]
yet, there she was. Ursula. Why had I never returned her calls
or letters? Shame, spinelessness, hallmarks of the Cavendish clan. I
realized I had a choice; I could slink off and continue as planned, or
I could go boldly to the door and discover what hope, if
any, lay within.
[2321 - a young girl
anxiously knocks on Abbess' door]
Abbess, come quick, it's the Bailey girl.
[as Abbess answers the
door Zachry comes up from behind her]
[Zachry rushes back to
his house and finds Rose looking after Catkin]
[Rose hugs Zachry and Abbess looks Catkin as
she lies in her bed looking very ill]
scorpion fish. Healer said she be gone by sundown.
[Catkin's foot is
swollen where she's been stung by the scorpion fish]
right, ain't fair, but nothing to be done.
[Zachry thinks for a
moment and rushes out of the house]
[2144 - Chang
Sonmi to an underground doctor who goes to work removing the collar
from around her neck]
very still. Termination charge, here!
[he touches the
on her collar]
enough to blow carotid.
[Ovid cuts her
and removes it from Sonmi's neck]
Hae-Joo Chang: How
does it feel?
[2321 - Zachry rushes
through the wood and finds Meronym by the river taking water samples]
trod on a scorpion fish! You can save her. You got spesh smart in that
gearbag, what'll save her. That's the true-true!
Councils swear by a special order. Say I can't go play Lady Sonmi for
every fate twistin' wrong, and click fingers, make right.
just a stupid goat herder but I cogg you're killin' Catkin by not
actin', just as if I left you up on that bridge, you Kona
meat. If a Prescient be layin' with poison meltin' her heart and lungs?
If it be your kin? Why the Precient's life worth more than a
[Meronym, looking sorry,
take you to Mauna Sol. I know the way! If you save Catkin, I
will guide you through the Devil's door, if that's where you wanna go.
[2012 - Cavendish
arrives at night at Aurora House, a beautiful mansion that belonged to
the past may call to us with the enchantment of a siren, better, I
believed, to stay the course set by dear brother, Denny.
Just sign right here.
[Cavendish signs the
form and laughs]
tomorrow, life could begin afresh, afresh, afresh.
[2144 - Chang shows
Sonmi her new living quarters]
[Chang presses a button
and the whole room, which had nothing in it except her bedding, becomes
decorated, Sonmi looks out the window at the city]
old Seoul. If the tides keep rising at their present rate, Neo-Seoul
will also be under water in a hundred years.
[as Sonmi looks around
food is in here. It's not what you're used to, but I think you will
[referring to the
bedding on the floor]
is your bed.
[he touches a button
that opens her wardrobe which has clothes hanging inside]
are your clothes.
[Sonmi touches the
But these are Pureblood clothes.
They are yours.
[back in the
interrogation room with Sonmi and the Archivist]
you know he was Union?
but it wouldn't have mattered.
it was the first time a Pureblood had showed me kindness.
after Meronym gives Zachry the medical injection to save
Catkin, Zachry secretly gives it to her as the tribes people gather in
their house praying for Catkin, after a while Catkin opens her eyes]
[through her tears Rose
laughs and hugs Catkin, Zachry looks at Meronym and bows his head to
give thanks for saving her]
[2144 - after getting
dressed, Sonmi enters Chang's room]
you like them?
[Sonmi nods her head]
look lovely. Here.
[Chang takes two sits
and places them next to each other]
projector, which he'd fixed]
this used to play Vidies, but the chip is corrupted. Stuck in a loop,
so I digi it, found the rest of it.
rest of it?
[he presses a button
which starts showing the movie 'The Ghastly Ordeal of Timothy
Cavendish' from the beginning, Sonmi watches in wonderment]
[2012 - Cavendish wakes
in his room at Aurora House and finds a woman going through his things]
bloody hell are you doing in my room?!
Keys go walkies. Let's give these to Miss Judd for safekeeping, shall
my things alone, you pilfering cow!
you're new, I shall not make you eat soap powder, this time. Be warned.
I do not stand for offensive language in Aurora House, not from anyone.
And I never make idle threats, Mr. Cavendish. Never.
talk to you how I ruddy will like, you thief! Make me eat soap
powder? I'd like to see you try.
[as Cavendish laughs,
Noakes comes over to his bed and slaps him hard across the
this some sort of kinky S & M hotel?
am nurse Noakes, you do not wish to cross me.
[1973 - Luisa visits
Swanekke Power Plant, where Sixsmith worked, and she's met by the CEO,
I am so sorry to keep you waiting. Uh, I know it's a Miss...
Luisa Rey, Spyglass magazine.
right. Luisa, this is Joe Napier, he's our security chief.
shakes hands with
was uh...surprised to get your query. I mean, don't get me wrong,
it's...it's a feisty magazine, but uh...
[Luisa and Napier look
at each other for a moment as he pins a visitors badge on her and then
he turns to Hooks]
Anything you need, sir, just let me know.
[Hooks turns to the two
employees standing behind him]
I'm good. Thank you very much.
editor's trying to spice things up a little bit. He says the public
wants more substance, so...
just a fad.
on, follow me. Let's start you with the Chicken Ranch. That is where we
keep the Eggheads.
[2012 - after getting
slapped in the face by Noakes, Cavendish packs his things and goes to
Mr. Cavendish. Feeling super this morning?
I checked in last night, believing that Aurora House was a
hotel. My brother made the booking you see, his idea of a
practical joke. But listen, you have a bigger problem closer to home.
There's some demented bitch, calling herself Noakes, rampaging about
the place, impersonating a chamber maid. But the point is this; she
struck me, and she stole my keys.
[Nurse Judd just looks
I'll need those keys back, straight away.
House is your home now, Mr. Cavendish. Your
signature authorizes us to apply...
custody document you signed last night. Your residency papers.
no, no, no! That was the hotel register. Oh, never mind. It's all
academic, huh? This is gonna make a heck of a diner party story.
of our guests get cold feet on their first mornings.
Timothy Cavendish: [shouting]
a ruddy resident!
find temper tantrums won't help you at Aurora House!
breaking the...ruddy...anti-incarceration act, or some ruddy thing, and
I will not be subjugated to criminal abuse!
[he turns to leave]
[2144 - Sonmi and Chang
are sat watching the movie 'The Ghastly Ordeal of Timothy Cavendish',
it's at the part where Cavendish has been told he's a resident in a
nursing home and cannot leave]
I will not be subjugated to criminal abuse.
[we then see him sitting
at his desk typing]
Outside, fat snow flakes are forming on slate roofs.
Like Solzhenitsyn laboring in Vermont, I shall beaver away in exile.
Unlike Solzhenitsyn, I shan't be alone.
[2012 - Cavendish walks
out of Aurora House and onto the main grounds]
bet I am! To the land of the living.
[as Cavendish walks down
the driveway, he sees the residents of Aurora House watching him
through the large glass window]
Green is people!
[he raises his hands in
mocking horror and laughs]
Green is made of people!
[as Cavendish walks
downs some steps]
Get back here, you!
[the groundsman comes
after Cavendish as he tries to open a gate]
keep away from me, or I'll be forced to name you, in the police report,
as an accomplice!
have better things to do than this.
[Cavendish sees a cart
of clay plant pots and starts throwing then at the groundsman]
go ahead and do them, you bloody sodding soap-dodger!
[Cavendish topples the
whole cart of pots over, breaking all of them]
[as Cavendish tries to
make a run for it the groundsman grabs hold of him from behind and
carries him back to the house]
let go of me, you cruddy ruddy rugger bugger yob! Let go of me! Will
you let go of me!
[2144 - back in the
can maintain power over people, as long as you give them
something. Rob a man of everything, and that man will no
longer be in your power.
[the Archivist brings up
the data about Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn on the orison]
Solzhenitsyn, 20th century philosopher complete works, and by
Unanimity. How do you know about him?
[back in Chang's
quarters, Sonmi shyly stands behind Chang as he's going through data on
multiple projector screens]
you must call me Hae-Joo.
fabricants can be excised for this.
survival often demands our courage.
[we see Sonmi learning
by going through screens of data]
Knowledge is a mirror, and for the first time in my
life, I was
allowed to see who I was, and who I might become.
[1849 - Adam enters the
officer's mess and approaches the Captain]
You can help it by remaining so, Quillcock, by buggering off.
I'm afraid I can't do that, sir. If I was, I would be unable to inform
you of the stowaway that I have discovered in my...
assure you that this Moriori had no choice. Now he has sworn to me that
he is a first class, able bodied seaman, capable of earning passage if
only given a chance.
A stowaway is a stowaway, even if he shits silver nuggets.
[2144 - as Sonmi
continues getting interrogated by the Archivist]
he ever explain anything to you?
told me their goal was the creation of a free willed
Fabricant. Yoona had failed. I was their last hope.
[back in the room that
Chang had given her, Sonmi stands in front of the mirror, sh cuts the
piece of dyed hair she was given at Papa Song's with a knife]
[1973 - as Hooks
continues to give her the tour of plant]
have to say if all lady journalists look like you, I might start to
take this, uh...women's lib thing more seriously.
I'm sure they can use your sort.
[Luisa makes a point of
turning off her recorder]
Okay, uh..you wait here and I will go find someone smarter who can,
uh...walk you through the details of some of your questions.
[Hooks walks off, as
Luisa waits she looks around her and spots Sixsmith's old office]
what would Dad do?
[2012 - at night
Cavendish sneaks into the receptionist's area and seeing the nurse is
on a smoking break he calls Denholme]
the bloody hell is this? Have you any idea what time it is?
it's me, Tim.
Where are you?
think you ruddy well know where I am!
residents aren't allowed access to phones. Did someone smuggled one in?
know the rules?
helped write them, Timmy. I have been a principal investor in Aurora
House for twelve years, it's incredibly lucrative. You can't believe
what people will pay to lockup their parents.
Den, you've had your fun. I think it's high time you put an end to this
little game of yours!
no, no, Timmy. My fun has just begun.
are you talking about? I am your brother, why are you doing this to me?
think the better question in this instance would be, what have you done
to deserve this?
don't know what you mean.
come, dear brother, don't insult me. You can't think that I didn't know
about you and Georgette!
Look, Den...I didn't mean to hurt you.
afraid your penance has come due, Timbo, it's time to account for your
I'm...I'm so, so sorry.
no no, there's no need to apologize. Your exile is more than enough
reparation. Although, I do have my fingers crossed for a scenario
involving you, nurse Noakes
and a broom handle. Cheerio, Timmy. Bye bye now.
[Denholme ends the call
and turns to Georgette, who's in bed beside him]
[back in Aurora House as
the line goes dead, Cavendish turns and sees Noakes
- the Archivist
continues his interrogation of Sonmi]
would like to ask about the night of your arrest.
remember...listening to his heart beat. Your heart beats much
slower than ours. There is a gentleness to the sound. I find
[we see Sonmi in
room, while Chang is asleep on the floor, Sonmi presses her
head against his heart to listen to his heartbeat]
[1936 - Frobisher opens
his door after hearing a loud knock]
Vyvyan, what time is it?!
I don't know. Who cares?
[Ayrs enters Frobisher's
I've heard a melody, boy. For violin. Quick!
[he grabs a piece of
Find a pen! I
heard it in a dream. I was in a nightmarish cafe, blaring bright
lights, but underground and no way out. And the waitresses, they all
had the same face. There was music playing, but unlike any music I've
ever heard in my life. It...it began...it began...
[Frobisher gets ready to
write down the notes]
Wait. It was so clear a minute ago. Help me, Robert, help me. It's
[Ayrs thinks for a
I've lost it.
come to you, sir. The minute you stop trying to find it, it'll find you.
You are naive, Robert.
am anything but.
is a gulf between these chairs.
you want is no different from what I want. The gulf is an illusion.
do I describe that night, Sixsmith? What had happened between Vyvyan
and I transcended language. It was music that poured from his eyes, and
breathed from his lips. Music as beautiful as any I have ever heard.
[1973 - Luisa sneaks
into Sixsmith's old office, and as she's going through his things Isaac
Sachs walks into the office]
are you doing in here?
[2144 - as Sonmi is
listening to Chang's heartbeat as he sleeps, he suddenly awakens and
looks at Sonmi in silence for a moment before he's alerted that
soldiers have arrived]
[he grabs Sonmi's hand,
opens the window, takes a device that creates a bridge to the next
building, he climbs onto the bridge and looks back at Sonmi]
be with you the whole way, now focus on me.
[he takes Sonmi's hand
and she climbs onto the bridge and they walk slowly across]
with me, right here. I won't let you go.
[as Sonmi looks down she
trips forward and Chang takes her into his arms and holds her, as
Enforcers break into the room and begin firing at them, Chang starts
shooting back, he gets hold of Sonmi and carrying her in his arms
starts running across the bridge but they get surrounded by Enforcer
aircrafts, Chang puts Sonmi down and starts shooting at them
but he loses his balance and falls far below]
[1849 - a frightened
Autua is brought up onto the deck before Molyneux and his men]
alright. I've talked to the Captain, he'll hear your case.
your name, boy?
[Molyneux points to Adam]
Christian gentleman, who knows nothing about ships, tells me that
you're a first-class sailor. Very well, let's see you lower the main
[Autua leaps forward,
gets some rope and starts climbing up mast onto the top within seconds]
Roderick, my bottle is empty.
Autua getting to work on getting the sail down]
Boerhaave, ready my piece.
Sir, you...you gave me your word, Captain. P-Please, you can't do this.
tells me what I can and cannot do on my own ship. Specially when it
concerns nigger stowaways.
[as the crew watch Autua
with admiration walking on the main top, working to get the sail down]
Old Salty Dog:
Captain look! He's got fish-hooks for toes.
Boerhaave, do not make a mess of my deck.
[Boerhaave gets his
rifle ready to shoot Autua, Adam turns to Molyneux]
please! Look, if you could just hear me out, please!
[as Boerhaave is about
to shoot, Adam pushes his arm making him miss his mark, Boerhaave then
hits Adam in the stomach, then the crew watch as Autua sets the sails
then gets hold a rope and swing down with expertise back onto the deck]
Old Salty Dog:
darkie's salt as I am.
Boerhaave! It appears we have an addition to our crew. Make sure he
earns his keep.
[1973 - after finding
Luisa in Sixsmith's office, Isaac takes Luisa back to Hooks]
Hooks. Found her. She was in the chem labs, looking for the bathroom.
Well, perfect, then, uh...why don't you take over from here, Sachs? You
know, introduce our little tribe, and uh...and guide Ms. Rey through
the uh...through the tower.
[Isaac takes Luisa to a
railing overlooking the plant structure]
funny thing is I'm not even supposed to be here. I was meant to be in
Seoul, but the air traffic controller strike
screwed everything up, so now I'm on the time jumper tonight.
Do you ever think that the universe was against you?
[Luisa takes out her
[Luisa lights up a joint
and looks at Isaac]
seem nervous, Isaac. Do I make you nervous?
Actually, just the opposite.
[Luisa offers her joint
to Isaac, he takes a hit of the joint and starts coughing]
you gonna tell me why you covered for me?
[2012 - Cavendish tries
to open the window in his room at Aurora House, but finds it's locked]
The fatuous jingle of our civilization. But only those deprived of it
have the barest inkling of what it really is.
[2144 - Sonmi has been
captured by the Enforcers and sits in the corner
of a cell when Boardman Mephi enters]
There's much disagreement on what should be done with you. The
Corprocrats want you euthanized as a deviant, the Manufacturer is
demanding a period of
study, the Pyschogenomicists are screaming for an immediate cerebral
vivisection. However, the problem you create is a political one. Which
means you're my problem.
[Mephi walks towards
I find it intriguing to imagine that beneath these perfectly engineered
features, are thoughts that terrify the whole of Unanimity. I'm not
afraid of such thoughts, because I do not fear the
truth. There's a natural order to this world, fabricant. And
the truth is this order must be protected.
[Mephi and Sonmi look at
each other for a moment before Mephi turns to one of his Enforcer's and
starts walking out]
the Archivist, prepare for excisement.
[as Mephi is about to
walk out the cell]
[Mephi turns to look at
you tell me what happened to Hae-Joo Chang?
I was told.
[Mephi walks out, the
cell door is locked, Sonmi sinks back down in the corner with tears in
[1849 - Adam lies ill in
his cabin with Goose prepares more medicine]
Dr. Henry Goose:
this feast and excitements, really Adam, it's...all too much. You need
[Goose gives Adam the
medicine and watches him]