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An assassin on a final assignment in Fuerteventura, to kill a man he has never met. When his target is delayed, he finds himself drawn to the island, people and a ghostly shipwreck.
American Star (2024)

American Star is a 2024 thriller film directed by Gonzalo López-Gallego, written by Nacho Faerna, and produced by Ian McShane and Michael Elliott. The film stars McShane, Thomas Kretschmann, Nora Arnezeder, Adam Nagaitis, Fanny Ardant, and Oscar Coleman.

American Star was released in the United States on January 26, 2024.

Wilson, an assassin, goes to the island of Fuerteventura to kill a man he has never seen before. Upon going to the island, Wilson decides to stay at the island until his target arrives. When his target arrives, Wilson must figure out who he is.

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[Wind blowing]

[Woman speaking indistinctly on P.A.]

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Woman on P.A.: Departure Flight Binter Canarias 8135

to Tenerife.

Will passengers please proceed to gate number C8?

[Indistinct conversations]

[Woman speaking in Spanish on P.A.]

[Car alarm chirps]

[Sighs]

[Wind blowing]

[Objects thud]

[Clears throat]

[Sighs]

[Click]

[Camels braying]

[Dog barking in distance]

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[Lock disengages]

[Beeping]

[Lid closes]

[British accent] Hmm.

[Breathes deeply]

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[Sighs]

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[Door opens]

[Engine revs in distance]

[Engine idling in distance]

[Engine shuts off]

[Ringtone plays uptempo music]

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[ Door opens ]

Tiffany: Hello? This is Tiffany.

[Door closes]

Hello?

[Speaking Spanish]

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[Speaking Spanish] [Beeping]

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[Speaking Spanish]

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[Speaking Spanish]

[Key clinks]

[Speaking Spanish]

Bye. Ciao.

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[Zipper unzips]

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[Uptempo jazz music plays, door opens]

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[Water running]

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[Water splashes]

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No, I’m at the car.

Someone turned up.

No, of course not.

What kind of intel is this, eh?

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Yeah, yeah, I’m still here.

No. I’m staying.

Let me know when you need the package delivered.

[Midtempo guitar music plays]

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[Midtempo music plays]

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There you go. Thank you very much.

Gracias.

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[Elevator bell dings]

[Indistinct conversations]

[Indistinct arguing]

Woman: All I do every day is compromise!

If it’s not compromising for you, it’s compromising for him!

My God, I don’t even know who I am anymore!

Man: Can you keep your voice down?!

No, I won’t keep my voice down!

Jesus Christ! Don’t you dare tell me to keep my voice down!

I’m sick of you telling me what to do.

Nobody thinks about me.

[Lock disengages] What about me?!

[Shouting indistinctly]

Hm.

[Sighs]

[Scoffs]

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[Wind blowing]

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Booyah!

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[Door opens]

[Sighs]

[Door creaks shut]

[Indistinct conversations, water splashes]

Woman: Yeah. Man: Yes, you know.

[Conversations continue]

[“The Final Countdown” plays]

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♪ We’re leavin’ together ♪

♪ But still it’s farewell ♪

♪ And maybe we’ll come back ♪

♪ To Earth, who can tell? ♪

♪ I guess there is no one to blame ♪

♪ We’re leaving ground ♪

♪ Leaving ground ♪

♪ Will things ever be the same again? ♪

Both: ♪ It’s the final countdown ♪

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♪ The final countdown ♪

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♪ Ohoh ♪

♪ We’re heading for Venus ♪

♪ Venus ♪

♪ And still we stand tall ♪

♪ ‘Cause maybe they’ve seen us ♪

♪ And welcome us all, yeah ♪

♪ With so many lightyears to go ♪

♪ And things to be found ♪

♪ To be found ♪

♪ I’m sure that we’ll all miss her, oh ♪

♪ It’s the final countdown ♪

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[Group cheering in distance]

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[Speaking Spanish]

Come on, come on!

Hey, nice party. You stop here tonight?

Thank you, thank you.

You stop here?

Hey, man.

We’ll buy you a free shot, and to play raffle for win.

Free drinks all night.

Hot chicks inside.

[Laughs]

Anywhere around here with music from my century?

Okay, okay. Go straight on.

And when you see the pink and blue lights, go left.

Mojo. I got my mojo working.

[Laughs]

Gracias, amigo.

De nada, man.

Dystopia. Fiesta [Speaks Spanish] Dystopia!

[Speaking Spanish]

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[Midtempo music plays. pool cue thuds]

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Thanks.

Señorita. Scotch, por favor.

[Speaking Spanish] in particular?

The oldest one you’ve got.

[Chuckles]

Oh, ice?

No. Gracias.

♪ Make my day ♪

This

This ship?

Yes. The American Star.

The American Star.

Is it here?

Yeah, it’s here. It’s…

Actually let me show you.

It’s on the other side of the island.

Mm.

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So…

So we’re here.

And it’s all the way there.

Thank you.

You’re welcome.

All right. You good?

Mmhmm.

♪ Go ahead, make my day ♪

♪ Go ahead, make my day ♪

[Speaking Spanish] por favor.

♪ Make my day, make my day ♪

♪ Make my day when I come back home ♪

♪ When I’m so tired and I’m feeling sad ♪

[ Engine starts ]

Good night.

[Pounding]

Man: Hey!

[Pounding continues, man shouting in Spanish]

[Pounding and shouting continue]

[Pounding, shouting continues]

Hey!

iPor favor!

I need help!

[Shouting in Spanish]

[Pounding]

Hey!

[Breathing heavily]

Thank you. Thank you.

[Shouting in Spanish]

[Music playing in distance]

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Thank you. Thank you.

Do you want one?

No, gracias, okay?

Thank you, man.

You’re a friend. Thank you.

Hey, hombre.

[Shouting in Spanish]

[Engine starts]

[Lock disengages]

[Sighs]

Mm, mm.

[Breathes deeply]

Ahh!

[Indistinct conversations]

[Muffled humming]

[Blowing]

Aren’t you hot?

Very.

Um, why don’t you put some trunks on?

I don’t want to.

Woman: Max!

Uhoh. Think Mum’s calling you, Max.

[Blows]

[Muffled] Byebye.

[Mumbling] Byebye.

[Muffled humming]

[Man speaking Spanish on radio]

Hola.

Buenos días.

Buenas tardes.

Buenas noches.

Fuerteventura.

Islas Canarias.

[Man continues speaking in Spanish]

Beautiful.

[ Window whirring ]

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[Window whirring]

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[Horn honks]

[Sighs]

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[Wind blowing]

[Waves crashing]

[Gulls crying]

[Ship horn blowing]

[Ship horn blowing]

[Vehicle door opens]

[Vehicle door closes]

This is new.

[British accent] I’m trying to look more like you.

[Laughs]

Come here.

[ Laughs ]

Mwah. Mwah.

Good to see you.

So, why are you here?

Just making sure everything’s in order.

It is.

You sticking around was a bit of a weird choice.

My job.

I know.

And it’s an important one.

They all are.

I don’t understand what it is about this place.

It’s just windy, and it’s like Blackpool.

I like it.

Is that why you stayed?

You having a holiday?

Were you born in that suit?

Classy shirt.

That’s what the ladies say to me.

[Chuckles]

Lunch?

Yeah.

[Laughs]

How’s Mum?

She’s fine.

Still calls me every night.

Reminds me to hand in my bedding.

She’s convinced I’m still in the Paras.

She was so proud of you in that uniform.

Your dad would have been, too.

You never stopped talking about being a soldier

when you were a kid.

That’s what we are, isn’t it?

Private sector

better pay…

less risks.

We still carry guns, you know.

Still follow orders.

Not the same.

It’s not the same.

Honor.

Dying for queen and country.

Didn’t you and my dad cover that in the Falklands?

Hmm?

[Humming “God Save the Queen”]

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Fuck off!

How does it go? That thing? The cheers.

“Here’s to you…

Here’s to us.

Who’s like us?”

“Not many. They’re all dead.”

Cheers, Dad.

[Laughs]

I could get used to this.

Don’t get too used to it, eh?

You don’t like my company?

Hmm?

I could give you a hand with the job.

Bugger that. It’s your job.

Speaking of which, the target will be here

in a couple of days, so…

…get your holiday time in now.

What do you know about this crowd, anyway?

I didn’t even know that.

Rule number one

 

The less you know about the target, the better.

What’s rule number two?

Ryan always pays the bill.

[ Engine starts ]

Give my love to Mum, eh?

No.

Mention your name, she gets all pissed off.

You sure you don’t want to borrow my shirt?

Travel safe, Ryan.

I’ll try.

[Horn honking]

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[ Chuckles ]

No, it’s not you.

No? No.

You’re right.

Went looking for the American Star today

and couldn’t find it.

Really? Maybe you got the wrong beach.

I think I’ll try again tomorrow.

See you then.

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Actually, you know what? Maybe I can go with you.

I mean, I’d love to see it again.

I’m busy in the

in the morning,

but we could go at sunset if you want.

Which hotel are you staying at?

Oliva Beach.

I’m Gloria.

Wilson.

Nice to meet you, Wilson.

And you, Gloria.

So, 5:00 p.m. in the lobby?

Great. See you then.

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Hmm.

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[Elevator bell dings]

What’s going on out here?

Nothing.

Your key work?

Yeah.

Oh.

Did you buy some swimming trunks?

Nope.

Aren’t you going to?

Nope.

Why?

Because I have no intention of taking a dip.

Can’t you swim?

Of course I can swim.

And I can parachute jump.

Really? Mm!

So what

what are you doing out here, Max, eh?

My dad.

What? He snores.

[Snoring]

Sure does.

Do you snore, too?

Very probably.

Do you really know how to parachute jump?

I wouldn’t lie to you.

[Snoring continues]

You’re not gonna spend all night here, are you?

Just a while longer.

Nightnight, Max.

Night.

[Lock disengages, door opens]

Hm.

Ah.

[Lock disengages, door opens]

[Door closes]

[Snoring]

[Uptempo music plays, woman singing in Spanish]

Cuatro, cinco…

seis, siete, ocho.

[Shouting in Spanish]

iArriba!

Faster! Faster!

Come on! Faster! Faster!

Hola, Gloria.

Hello. Perfecto for the beach.

[Shouting indistinctly]

iArriba! IArriba! iArriba!

Do you want to join them?

Uno, dos…

Maybe tomorrow.

Man: …tres… Come on, let’s go.

[Humming]

[Chuckles]

Why Fuerteventura?

Someone suggested it.

Do you always go on holiday alone?

I like meeting people.

This must be like being on holiday all year ’round.

Yep. I fucking love it.

[Chuckles]

Do you mind? Nope.

You want one? No. I’m good.

[Humming]

[Sighs]

[Humming] [Sighs]

You always lived here?

Eight years.

What made you move here?

My mom. She lives here, in Puerto del Rosario.

She’s a realestate agent.

Do you want to buy a holiday home?

Huh? [Chuckles]

Dad?

He’s around somewhere.

What do you do?

Security.

Alarms?

Personal.

You’re a bodyguard?

I deal mainly with business.

You’re from London, right?

No. What makes you think that?

Well, because I hear it. I used to live there.

Oh. Yeah.

Where?

Wherever they let me crash for the night.

[Humming]

Are you married?

Divorced.

Kids?

None that I know of.

And you?

I’m like you. I like meeting people.

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Here. Left.

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[Laughs]

What?

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Yes.

Now we walk.

Ah!

[Waves crashing]

[Ship horn blows]

How the hell did it get here?

All right, so basically,

a tugboat was towing it from Greece to Thailand

to

to turn it into a floating hotel.

They were caught in a storm. The towline snapped.

It ran aground and broke in two.

When was that?

Early ’90s.

They planned to dismantle it and sell it as scrap.

There was

There was talk of taking it to Texas, as well,

to turn it into a prison.

Like the Maidstone.

Ah?

Prison ship in Belfast.

Are you an excon?

Why? Do I look like one?

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[Camera shutter clicks]

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So the locals looted it.

There’s basically bits of the American Star

all over Fuerteventura.

The currents here are super strong.

Some people drowned trying to salvage two grand pianos.

One fell into the sea.

The other one’s in a house near here.

Eleanor Roosevelt christened it.

The next day, Hitler invaded Poland.

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Not much older than me.

The Yankee Navy painted it gray, fitted it out with big guns,

and sent it to war.

And that’ll be 35 euros, sir.

[Creaking]

[Thud, water splashes]

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[Thud, water splashes]

[Creaking]

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Papas arrugadas.

Beer.

Cin cin.

Mmm.

They say there are three sorts of people

in Fuerteventura.

Those who live here, tourists,

and those who are running from something.

I don’t live here.

And you don’t look like a tourist.

I’m going to use the men’s room.

[Water splashes] [Sighs]

[Sighs]

[Breathes deeply]

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[Ryan speaking indistinctly]

Ryan: “I can see your house from here.”

[Laughs]

[Laughs] You don’t get it. There’s a language barrier.

Oh, it’s a funny joke, trust me.

See the moon? Look at the fucking moon.

It’s awesome. Wilson. Come.

What is it? He’s English, like you.

Oh, this is your friend?

Oh, no way. Let me see.

Hey, mate. Nice to meet you. I’m Ryan. Wilson, is it?

Wilson. Nice to meet you.

Your friend here, Gloria,

she was just telling me

She was trying to teach

my uncivilized ass how to eat these…

What are they called?

Papas. Papas?

Arrugadas. That’s the last bit. Arrugas?

Arrugadas. Got it in one. Nailed it.

And it goes with this sauce, right?

This is the mojoe…

Mojo. Moho. So the mojo is…

Not moho. Mojo.

So Mojo is the

the bar?

Mojo is

Yes.

Named after the blues singer. Yes.

“Moho” is the sauce… Mojo is the sauce.

…for the wrinkled things.

Yes. Got it. You’re awesome.

Good.

Anyways…

I’m gonna get out your hair.

I don’t want to interrupt you anymore, but I’m gonna go.

I’ve got

My friends are waiting for me.

So they’re in Costa Calma in the south.

Oh, really? Yeah, yeah, yeah.

So I’m staying in the south. I used to live there.

Actually, yeah.

I can, like, text you some addresses and… Mm.

Yeah, that’d be awesome. …restaurants and stuff.

Yeah, that’d be great. Yeah, I’d love that.

It was really a pleasure to meet you.

I’m lucky I met you here. Yeah. Yeah, yeah.

All right, take it easy. All right.

Put a coat on. You look cold.

Take it easy, Wilson. Nice to meet you, mate.

Papas arrugadas!

Yes! [Laughs]

He’s nice. Huh?

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[Device beeping]

Yeah. Honestly, it felt like a miracle.

What?

Well, us being there just at the moment the ship moved.

Oh.

It’s as if it was waiting for someone to be watching.

Maybe tonight, it will sink completely.

That will make us the last two people

ever to see the American Star.

Mm.

[Julio Iglesias’ “Me Olvidé de Vivir plays]

My mom loves this song.

Mm.

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[Julio Iglesias singing in Spanish]

It’s Julio.

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What’s the name of it?

“Me Olvidé de Vivir.”

“Me Olvidé de Vivir”?

In English?

“I Forgot about Living.”

Mm.

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It’s about man who doesn’t know

what he feels anymore.

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Look at the stars. Look.

Kill the headlights.

Turn them off.

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♪ Me olvidé de vivir ♪

♪ Me olvidé de vivir ♪

[Laughs]

♪ De tanto cantarle al amor y la vida ♪

Thank you for the ride.

Thank you.

See you at the bar later?

It’s been a long day.

All right.

Actually, my mom’s coming for lunch tomorrow.

Do you want to join us?

Don’t you think you should check with mom first?

Well, she’s like us. She likes meeting people.

1:30 tomorrow.

Sure.

[Ring tone playing]

Where are you?

I thought you might be. Wait for me.

♪ Easy love ♪

♪ Is the love there, too much of fire ♪

♪ Hopeless ♪

♪ Easy love ♪

♪ Is there love there, too much of fire ♪

So what was that all about today?

I’m following orders.

I’ve been told to stay on the island.

I work alone.

Just think of me as the wind beneath your wings.

I don’t need you, Ryan.

Don’t shoot the messenger, mate.

If you got a problem with them, take it up with them.

Knock yourself out.

Good news though.

Got another job for you in two weeks.

I’d rather finish this one first.

Everything is fine, right?

Of course it is.

Gloria is lovely, by the way.

She’s a bit skinny,

but she’s got really nice tits.

Now don’t worry. I’m not trying

to tread on your turf, uncle.

I would never do that.

[Cellphone rings]

It’s my mom.

Stay in the south, right?

[Cellphone ringing]

Hiya, mum.

Yeah, if you change it to region two,

it’ll start working no problem.

Yeah, it’s the DVD region.

♪ Easy love ♪

♪ Is the love there, too much of fire ♪

♪ Hopeless go under ♪

[Seagulls crying]

[Waves lapping]

Good morning, Max.

I found one of your toy soldiers in the corridor.

Remind me to give you it back later.

Okay.

[Groans]

[Groans]

What’s with that shirt, eh?

Real Madrid.

Yeah, I can see that.

Where are you from? Madrid?

Cardiff.

Cardiff.

So why isn’t your favorite team Cardiff?

I mean, you know, where you were born,

your hometown team, or some other Welsh team?

Swansea maybe, I don’t know.

They haven’t won any Champions Leagues.

Well, how about Liverpool then?

They’re nearly Welsh.

How many Champions Leagues have they won?

Six?

Real Madrid, 13.

How many can you do without it touching the ground?

Oh, you want me to play keepy up, huh?

How many you think I can do without dropping it?

Don’t know.

All right.

Let’s have a bet, then.

I’ll bet you I can do 20.

Alright? For the ball.

If I don’t, I’ll give you 20 euros.

Just a sec. Wait.

There you go.

30 euros, 20 kicks.

30 euros, 20 kicks.

There’s 20.

And there’s 10.

30, right? Okay.

It’s been a while. Move back a bit.

Okay.

Now you get best of three. All right?

One, two, three…

[Grunts] 14, 15, 16…

One, two…

One more. I get one more go!

Oh!

Here we go.

Three…

Two…

No! [Laughs]

Okay. You win.

[Coughs]

Oh.

[Sighs]

Can you really parachute?

[Pats] Come here.

Look.

I want to learn, too.

Well, you’re a bit young.

Well, how old were you when you learned?

19.

Weren’t you scared?

I was terrified the first time,

and I couldn’t wait to go back up

and back up and back up again.

All right. Off you go. Off you go.

Unless you want another bet.

No? No. All right. [Groans]

Go on. Your mother’s calling you somewhere.

See you later, Max.

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[Dog barking]

Hola?

[Cat meows]

That’s Gloria.

All those other photos were taken by her.

She doesn’t like smoking in the house.

[Chuckles]

My name is Anne.

I’m pleased to meet you, Anne.

Wilson, isn’t it?

Mmhmm.

Gloria just went out for shopping.

She will be back in a minute.

Fancy a drink?

Well, I brought some wine.

Ah. [Speaking French] Merci.

And the flowers are for you.

Mm.

We will put it in the fridge, shall we?

I’m having a beer. Want one?

Sure.

Please have a seat.

[Bottles open]

[Glass clinks]

Gloria tells me that you are thinking of buying

a house on the island.

It’s a fabulous place.

I’ve been here for almost 15 years.

I wouldn’t change it for the world.

I’ll bet.

You are in security?

Yes.

[Speaking French]

I have been.

Exmilitary.

Is it that obvious?

My father was a colonel and a full man, violence.

We never got on.

Do you have children?

No.

How long are you planning to stay?

Oh, just a few days. This is a short holiday.

Gloria doesn’t usually introduce me to her friends.

You must have made a big impression.

[Chuckles]

She took you to see that ship?

Oh, the American Star.

Mmhmm.

It’s only a heap of scrap metal,

but Gloria’s always found it fascinating.

Gloria hasn’t realized yet, but the reason of her interest

in you is that you remind her of her father.

So he’s a military man, too?

No.

And it’s not that you look like him either.

Well, whatever it is, Anne…

…I’ll take it as a compliment.

[Door closes]

Gloria: Maman?

Bonjour, mon cherie.

There you are, drinking your beer.

[Speaking French]

Okay.

[Speaking French]

[Speaking French]

If you wanted to be on your own with our guest,

you should have just told me.

[Chuckles] I was trying to sell him a house.

Wilson, grab some wine.

[Conversing in French]

So what’s she been saying?

Nothing.

Really.

Lunch is ready. Voilà.

May I?

No, black’s fine. Thank you.

Do you want?

Merci.

♪ Oh, you lied right from the start ♪

♪ I can’t convince my stupid heart not to believe ♪

♪ You know, you’ve got two good men strung out ♪

[Volume increases]

♪ And there’s not the slightest doubt ♪

♪ That other men have loved you before ♪

[Laughing]

♪ That’s what you were doing well ♪

♪ And living here till I can’t ♪

[Laughs] ♪ Take it anymore ♪

♪ If I had one more I was surprise ♪

♪ I’d stand up or step aside ♪

♪ But, girl, I love you ♪

[Laughs]

♪ So I’ll accept ♪

Cup. No excuse, my dear.

♪ I can’t stop or rise above you ♪

♪ Now let the other man speak up for himself ♪

♪ I’ll speak for me and no one else ♪

You and I both know that you that haven’t

the slightest intention of buying a house on the island.

Right?

♪ I dream of heaven and live in hell ♪

♪ Till I can’t take it anymore ♪

♪ I’m too far gone ♪

Don’t hurt my daughter, okay?

♪ Up off the ground and start all over ♪

♪ Now here, I must win or lose ♪

♪ No matter which one you may choose, you still be in clover ♪

[Laughs]

♪ While you’re making up your mind ♪

♪ I’ll be praying all the time ♪

♪ Praying you won’t let me go ♪

♪ Yeah, you work your thing so well ♪

♪ I’ll dream of heaven and live in hell ♪

♪ Till I can’t take it anymore ♪

[Brake clicks]

Thanks for the ride.

Just promise me one thing.

Yes?

You’ll buy yourself a new bike, Mademoiselle.

I promise.

It was nice having you for lunch today.

It was delicious and interesting.

You make a nice couple.

With all respect, I don’t think I’m your mom’s type.

Nobody is.

[Chuckles]

When are you leaving?

A couple of days.

Come and say goodbye before leaving, okay?

[Car beeps]

[Engine starts, revs]

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[Horn honking]

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[Brake clicks, seatbelt unfastens]

What the fuck are you doing?

Are you deaf? Why are you tracking me?

Tracking you? I’m tracking her.

Fucking knows the target.

Here, read that.

You know, the one you’re involved with?

I’m not involved with anybody.

Don’t fucking lie to me! Read that.

That’s for you. It’s your fucking present.

Fucking hell.

You went to a bar. You went to the beach with her.

You watched her swim.

You went and had lunch with her mum.

What the fuck is wrong with you?!

Read that. Two years in Holloway.

A year in a French prison. A year on probation.

Shagging a fucking drug dealer.

She’s fucking Pablo Escobar.

And you’re driving around with her in your fucking car!

Rule number one!

Fucking hell!

Anybody else know about this?

Yeah, yeah, I’ve told everyone.

What do you think?

You trust me?

Fucking hell.

I always trust you.

I’ll finish this job.

I’ll call you when it’s over, and we can both go home.

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

Hello, Max.

My dad says I’ve got to give you the money back.

You told him?

My mother found it in my trousers.

Oh, you should have said that you found it on the beach.

[Groans]

Max.

You know when Mom and Dad tell you

that you must never tell lies?

Sometimes you have to.

Sometimes you have to lie to whoever it is,

your friend, your best friend, your girlfriend,

your wife, your teacher, even your mom and dad.

For your own good.

You won that money fair and square.

You win those 30 euros. We had a bet. I lost.

You lose, you pay up.

You win, you collect.

Fact of life.

All right? All right.

Now, when were you supposed to give me this money?

At breakfast.

Oh. We’re leaving tomorrow.

Oh, Maxie.

I’m sorry. We’re just getting to know each other.

Anyway, there’s 10 euros. There’s 20 euros.

Come on. And there’s 30 euros.

Hide them in a better place than you did last time, okay?

Good.

Hang on a minute.

Don’t move. Stay right where you are.

I’ll be right back. Okay?

[Door closes]

Tada!

Does it really fly?

It will if you launch it from a high point.

Come on.

What? Where are we going?

Come on! Come! Come on!

Come!

Come on!

It’s a good place, Max.

Who showed it you?

No one.

Here.

It’s yours. You’re gonna throw it.

You want to be a paratrooper one day, don’t you?

So go for it, Tom.

You mean Max.

I know it’s Max, but we call every newcomer

in the regiment Tom.

I’m gonna help you, okay?

It’s all right. Come here.

Come on, Maxie.

The thing to remember, Max, is this.

That every soldier should be willing to lay his life

on the line for another soldier.

Vice versa. I guess that’s the best lesson to remember, hm?

So do you trust me?

Yeah. Good.

I’m gonna get hold of you, okay?

[Grunts]

There you go. I got ya. Look at me here.

Now look down. Don’t be scared.

See? Now, when I say “now”

 

Look down. I’ve got hold of you. It’s all right.

You want to be a paratrooper, don’t you?

Alright, now, put your right hand back.

Right, when I say “now”,

I want you to throw that out there as hard and as fast

and as far as you can. Ready?

You ready? Put your arm back.

One. Two. Three. Now!

Yeah. Look over there.

[Wind whistling]

♪♪

Look.

♪♪

♪♪

[Motor sputters]

[Motor sputters]

[Motor sputtering]

Need a lift?

Well, what I need is a new bike, as you said.

Oh, actually, I have to drop some some stuff

at my mom’s client.

Can you take me there? Sure. Hop in.

Yeah?

That’s a nice surprise.

[Dog barking]

Nice, huh? Shall we go inside?

No, I’ll wait.

All right, I’ll be five seconds.

And then after, let’s take a dip in the ocean.

Sure.

♪♪

[Sighs]

[Indistinct talking]

[Wind whistling]

Whoo!

Whoohoo!

Oh, it’s so nice.

Let’s

Let’s take a quick dip.

Huh?

Allez Wilson! Allez Wilson! Allez Wilson! Whoohoo!

[Speaking French]

Whoohoo!

Whoo!

Allez!

[Shouting indistinctly]

♪♪

♪♪

[Beeping]

♪♪

[Speaking French]

♪♪

[Beeping]

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

What, were you gonna do, abandon me here?

Are you okay? What’s wrong?

I just want to get out of here.

Why don’t you take a dip?

Last time I took a dip in the ocean was 30 years ago.

How come?

I watched my best friend die in it.

So are you getting in or what?

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

He drowned?

Hypothermia.

What happened?

A war.

A war? What war?

The Falklands.

You were in the Falklands?

Yep.

So no ocean for me since then.

Tell me about London, Gloria.

What were you doing there?

What? Will you tell me about it?

You don’t remember?

Huh?

Maybe this will help your memory. Huh?

Have a look.

It’s you, isn’t it?

How was Holloway? Nice?

Then a French prison? Ooh, the fucking lie.

Now your heading straight for a Spanish nick

unless you change your lifestyle.

Anything to say, Gloria?

All right, just stop the car.

Stop the fucking car!

Stop the car right now!

Stop the car! Or I jump!

Don’t be silly.

Aaah!

[Engine revs]

[Indistinct shouting]

[Grunts]

Where’s my fucking phone now?

Get the fuck out of here!

Just go. Just…

Leave! Fuck you!

Motherfucker! Piece of shit!

Get off the island!

You never saw me!

[Shouting in French]

I was never here!

You motherfucker! Piece of shit!

I fucking, fucking, fucking trusted you!

You’re fucking with my mom!

You know what? I don’t fucking need anyone!

I don’t fucking need no one!

♪♪

♪♪

[Beeping]

You want to drink something?

Yeah. Okay.

[Dog barking in distance]

Is it yours?

[Loud slap]

Okay?

Can you check if we have some lemon, please?

[Clattering]

[Gunshots]

[Gunshots]

[Motorcycle approaching]

Wait. Yeah.

[Dog barking in distance]

Thomas?

Thomas?

Thomas? [Gasps]

I told you to leave the island.

Go now. There’s still time.

[Gunshot]

[Gasps]

[Gloria groans]

[Groaning]

Man: Gloria!

Gloria!

[Gloria groaning]

[Screams]

Can you finish her? I’ll do him.

[Whistling]

[Gasps, coughs]

Oh.

Gloria, look at me.

Look at me.

[Groans]

Look at me.

Okay, okay.

I’ll be all right. [Coughs]

♪♪

Look at me.

Goodbye, Gloria.

♪♪

[Whimpers]

It’s okay.

It’s all right.

No, no. You’ll be fine.

Just…

let go.

[Gasps]

[Stammering]

♪♪

♪♪

[Man shouting]

[Gunshots]

♪♪

[Gunshot]

♪♪

♪♪

[Cellphone ringing]

Hiya, Mum.

Yeah. No, I’m a bit busy at the minute. Can I

Yeah. I’m still out here. Yeah, it’s lovely weather.

Yeah.

Well, it’s mostly rocks and desert, to be fair.

Uncle sends his love.

Listen, mum, I’m gonna have to call you back, all right?

All right. Tara.

♪♪

♪♪

[Engine stops]

[Waves lapping]

[Creaking]

Who’s like us?

Not many.

♪♪

♪♪

 

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