Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman, Mark Gatiss, Imogen Poots, Rufus Sewell, Olivia Williams
Drama directed and co-written and by Florian Zeller, based on his own play “Le Père”. The story centers on 80 year-old Anthony (Anthony Hopkins), who refuses all assistance from his daughter, Anne (Olivia Colman), as he ages. As he tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and even the fabric of his reality.
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Dr. Sarai: Date of birth?
Anthony: Friday, 31st of December, 1937.
Dr. Sarai: You’re living with your daughter at the moment, is that right?
Anthony: Yes, in my flat, until she goes to live in Paris.
Anne: No, dad. Why do you keep going on about Paris?
Anthony: You told me.
Anne: No, I didn’t.
Anthony: I’m sorry, Anne. You told me the other day. Have you forgotten? She’s forgotten. Paris. They don’t even speak English there.
Anthony: You see, the situation is very simple. I’ve lived in this flat for thirty years now. And my daughter is very interested in it.
Anne: No, dad. What are you talking about?
Anthony: So she’s moved in with this man she met.
Anthony: There is something funny going on. Believe me, there is something funny going on.
Anthony: I don’t know what she’s cooking up against me, but she’s cooking something up. That I do know.
Anne: What are you talking about, dad?
Anne: I’m here to help you.
Anthony: Help me to what? Everything is fine, Anne.
Anne: Dad, I’d like you to meet Laura.
Laura: How do you do, sir?
Anthony: I say, you’re gorgeous.
Laura: Thank you.
[referring to Anthony]
Anthony: I’d say he’s charming.
Anne: Yeah. Not always.
Anne: Laura has come round to help you.
Anthony: I don’t need her or anyone else. I can manage very well on my own. I don’t need any help.
Anthony: I’m not leaving my flat! I am not leaving my flat!
Anthony: Where’s the painting?
Anne: What painting?
Anthony: Has anyone seen my watch? It’s been stolen.
Anne: No, it hasn’t.
Anthony: What do you mean, “No, it hasn’t?”
Anthony: You know, it’s been going on for some time. Strange things going on around us.
The Man: Everything alright?
Anthony: Who are you?
The Man: Antony, it’s me. Paul.
The Man: I live here.
Anthony: What is this nonsense? Anne?
[the apartment door opens]
The Woman: It’s me!
Anthony: Ah, there she is.
The Man: Your father seemed a bit confused.
The Woman: Something wrong?
Anthony: Where’s Anne?
The Woman: Sorry?
Anthony: Anne. Where is she?
The Woman: I’m here.
The Woman: What’s the matter, dad?
Anthony: Strange things going on around us.
The Woman: Don’t worry. Everything will sort itself out.
Anthony: This really is my flat. Isn’t it?
Anne: Saw it in his eyes. He didn’t know who I was. It was like I was a stranger to him. It just did something to me.
Anthony: You see, the situation is very simple. My daughter is of the opinion that I cannot manage on my own.
Anne: [to Laura] I’m so sorry about this.
Anthony: Why? She understands perfectly.
Paul: We have to come up with a different arrangement!
Anne: Stop talking like that.
Paul: Can I ask you a question?
The Man: How much longer do you…
Paul: …do you intend to hang around here…
The Man: …ruining your daughter’s life?
Anne: [to Antony] It’s important. I explained it all to you.
Anthony: [to Anne] Why do you keep looking as if there’s something wrong? Everything is fine.
Paul: I think she tries to do the best she can for you, Anthony.
Anne: Everything will be alright. I promise you.
Anthony: Who are you exactly? What about me? Who exactly am I?
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