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									         English dialogue list of “A man who ate his cherries”


REZA

Oh my God! What happened? Shut down the machine!

MAN

My hand!

REZA

Get a hankie.

man 1

He lost his finger. Go get ice from the kitchen.

man 2

Where's the finger? Get the finger and put it on ice.

REZA

Call an ambulance!

AHMAD

Let me see your fingers. There's two more missing. Ice!

driver

The ambulance takes forever. Let's take him in my car.

REZA

Take him. Be strong.



2 - int. - factory restaurant - day

MAN 1

What happened with this guy? Something is not right. This machine is really slow.
Your hand could never get stuck in it.
MAN 2

He must have put his hand in the machine on purpose.

man 3

I don't think so. The guy is new. He can't work the machine.

man 4

I heard two of his fingers were not found. What's up with that?

man 5

I don't know what to say. I heard the ambulance was late. Is it true?

MAN 4

Well, if that's true, even the finger they found is not going to get fixed.

man 6

I heard he has money problems. Maybe that's why he did it, to get money.

man 7

You think money is worth cutting your fingers off? God knows where he's hiding his
fingers.

man 8

He did it on purpose.

man 9

I don't think so. He'd be crazy to stick his hand in the machine. Why would he do
that?

MAN 8

I don't think a machine this slow can grab someone's hand.

MAN 9

Maybe he wasn't paying attention. Then, after it happened, he figured why not get the
$7000 for all his suffering.

man 10
I don't know. Maybe he just wasn't paying attention. Maybe he's got a lot on his
mind.

man 11

Anyway, I hope he gets well. He's really young.



- INT. - FACTORY - DAY

AHMAD

Rena, tell this guy to step on it so we can watch the game.

REZA

Just let him drive.

AHMAD

Why don't you come over to my place? We can watch the game together.

REZA

I'm really tired. Plus, my wife will start nagging again if I go home late. I'm just
going to go home and crash in front of the TV.

AHMAD

Come on. The other guys are coming over. It'll be fun.



- EXT. - ALLEY - DAY

WOMAN

When will we have water again? It's already been four hours.

MAN

We're doing out best to get it fixed.

WOMAN

Well, hurry up. Sarah, come here.
13 - INT. - HOME - NIGHT

REPORTER

Mehrdad Ghobanloo, who is now entering, has won in Piroozi Team.



15 - INT. - FACTORY RESTAURANT - DAY

AHMAD

So, what do you want to do?

REZA

I don't know.

AHMAD

Don't take this the wrong way, but you should have seen it coming.

AHMAD

Your wife wants a kid and you can't have one.

REZA

No. That was three, four years ago. I don't know why she left now.

AHMAD

Yeah you do. You gave her a hard time.

AHMAD

Convince her to let go of her dowry and bring her back.



16 - INT. - ZARI'S SISTER'S HOUSE - DAY

ZARI'S SISTER
I'm taking everything out.

ZARI'S SISTER

If you see something you want, let me know.

Mom called.

ZARi

And?

ZARI'S SISTER

She said they're leaving tonight. They'll be in Tehran in the morning.

ZARI'S SISTER

I love this picture of you.



- INT. - courthouse - day

WOMAN

Mateen, Sweetheart, stay with this man for a few minutes. I'll be right back. Sir, can
you watch my son for a few minutes.

boy

No, I don't want to! Let me go!

REZA

I know it's none of my business, but why did YOU come to court?

MAN

Why does anyone go to court? You want to divorce your wife; you go to court. What
kind of question is that?

REZA

You look so happy. You don't have to pay her dowry?

MAN

I do; a lot.
REZA

So, you're going to pay?

MAN

Absolutely not. Not even a penny. Nobody gives dowry. What? Your wife? Are
you afraid of her? Move your head; let me see her. Let her go. Better yet, throw her
out of your house.

(beat)

Why are you doing this to yourself? You're like my brother. What dowry? I went
home and she was gone. She left without telling me. Three days. I went to the police
and told them my wife is missing. They gave me an official report, stamped and
everything. Then, I went home and took care of the kids. After three days, she came
home. I gave her her bags and told her to go to her dad's house. Where does she
think she wants to go? She's waited so long for someone to marry her, now she
leaves? Anyway, I got a letter to go to court and her family threatened me, but as you
can see, I'm here, happy and smiling, to finalize the divorce. Why are you so upset?
Relax.

REZA

So what did you do?

MAN

I told her to give up on the dowry because if she doesn't, I will make a formal
accusation against her and she will go to jail. A woman can't just leave her husband's
house without his permission. It's the law.

REZA

Wow! What kind of man are you?

MAN

A smart one! Look at this kid, coming and going for an hour. In the end, they'll all
want to be mothers and have children. They fuck with your brain.

REZA

You ARE smart!

MAN

Three or four years ago, I was on a motorcycle with one of my friend when an SUV
hit us and ran. We were thrown in the air. Thank God we didn't fall into the river.
We landed on some garbage. Thanks to whoever their trash there. Otherwise we were
dead , We were there for four hours and nobody took us to the hospital until some
cops found us. smoking is prohibited here. Be careful.

REZA

One of my relatives lost his life like that. Nobody helped him and he bled out.

MAN

I swear if it wasn't for my kids, I wouldn't stay here even an hour. I would go to my
hometown.



- ext. - street - day

REZA

Zari, wait. I want to talk to you. Don't go.




MAN

Four Kent cigarettes, please.

Vendor

It's 100 Tomans per cigarette.

MAN

I got it for 50 Tomans yesterday.

VENDOR

Where from?

MAN

From you.

VENDOR

Get out of here. Take your money.

MAN
I'm telling you I got it from you.

VENDOR

Don't bullshit me.

MAN

Shut up, asshole. Don't talk to me like that.

The man takes his money and leaves. The vendor is very angry.

VENDOR

You're the asshole! Trash!

After the man is gone, the vendor turns to Reza angrily.

VENDOR

What do YOU want?

REZA

Four Kent cigarettes, please. I can light them. Damn! This doesn't work. Yes, of
course .



- int. - factory restaurant - day

REZA

No. I didn't accept it. I have to pay about 200,000 Tomans a month.

AHMAD

For 250 months! What were you thinking? Why did you promise her so much
money?

Reza eats and doesn't answer.

AHMAD

Where are you going to get 200,000 Tomans a month? How can you survive? You
have to convince her to let go of the dowry.



- int. - rozaneh publications - day
WOMAN

Zari, do you want me to heat up your food?




ZARI

Thanks, but I didn't bring any food today. I'm going to go out, get some fresh air, and
get something to eat.

At this moment, the phone rings. Zari answers. The woman leaves.

ZARI

Ordibehesh Publications, how can I help you?

(beat)

Yes. Please hold.

Then she connects the line.

ZARI

Mr. Sadeghi is on the line.

ZARI

I'm going to lunch. I'll be back.

MAN

Hurry back. We have lots of work. No for that book they didn't give me the
certificate.




- ext. - street - day

ZARI

One chicken sandwich. Is it ready? it's almost ready.

MAN
Yes. To go? Here you are. Have a good day.

26 - ext. - park - day

REZA

Hi.

Zari turns around surprised and sees her husband.

ZARI

What are you doing here?

REZA

I came to talk. You didn't let me talk to you at the courthouse.

ZARI

We can't talk now. I have to get back to work.

REZA

I could have gone to the police and filed a report against you for leaving the house
without my permission, but I didn't.

(hesitates)

Because I didn't know. Now, I'm paying for it. You are destroying my life by making
me pay all that money. And you know it!

ZARI

I'm doing exactly what you did to my life.

REZA

You have always been immature. It doesn't matter anymore. If you want a divorce,
let go of the dowry and you'll get faster results.

ZARI

You know that I can finalize the divorce very quickly because of your history. I want
my money first. I want to stay in Tehran.

REZA

Stay in Tehran?
ZARI

Yes. I'm buying a house.

REZA

Buying a house? With what money?

Zari gets up to leave.

ZARI

I'm getting a loan. But I need that money, too. If you pay half of it in cash, I'll let go
of the other half.




27 - int. - Factory office - day

secretary

Mr. Ahmadian, don't wait here. His meeting will take long.

REZA

I'll wait a little longer.

SECRETARY

Yes.

(beat)

Yes. I'll be right there.



director

What do you want? Who let you in here? Can't you see I it's a meeting?

REZA

I'm sorry but I've been trying to meet with you for two days. They keep telling me
you're busy.

DIRECTOR
That's correct. What do you need? I am terribly sorry and I do apologies, you Guys!

REZA

I'm here for a loan.




DIRECTOR

Miss, please bring me my jacket. I'm going out to dinner.

(beat)

The money you're asking for is all my employees' pay for a whole month. You really
think we're doing that great? Do you think we make gold instead of Rubber?

REZA

Sir, I've been working here for seven years and I've never asked for a loan.

SECRETARY

Sir, your jacket.

DIRECTOR

As you said, you've been working here for seven years. Have we ever missed your
payments for two months?

REZA

No, Sir. But if I don't come up with this money, I'll go to jail.

DIRECTOR

It's 25 million Tomans. Why don't you ask two or three different friends and
relatives?

REZA

I did, but no one could afford to lend me that much.

DIRECTOR

Do you own a house?

REZA
No, I'm renting. How much money do you have ?

DIRECTOR

Go find someone who owns property and can get a loan for home improvement.
Then, pay the mortgage. That's the only way to get this kind of money. I can't do
anything for you in this situation. If I had money, I would pay my employees on
time. That's more important. Please. Also, next time, don't come in my office
unannounced.

REZA

Yes, Sir.




- int. - factory hallway - day

REZA

Hello. How are you? When did you come back?

MAN

Two or three days ago.

REZA

How are you?

MAN

I'm better. As you see my fingers are gone.

REZA

You can't work with this hand, can you?

MAN

Well, they gave me a desk job. They payed me a few million Tomans, too.

REZA

Are you upset?

MAN
Well, yes. But my situation got a lot better. All right , I have to go .




- int. - factory - day

REZA

Nasser, my man.

Nasser

Hey. Reza.

REZA

Nasser, are you still paying mortgage on your house?

NASSER

Yes. Why?

REZA

Nothing. Some thing's come up and I need money.

NASSER

I hope it's not too bad. You know I am not good that this kind of stuff .

REZA

It's alright. Do you know anyone who can help me out?

NASSER

Not really. You know Rassool who works in press? His brother-in-law works at a
bank. He might be able to help you.

REZA

You think so?

Reza goes to Rassool.

REZA
Rassool, do you think this brother-in-law of yours who works in a bank can get me a
loan?

rassool

I don't think so, but I'll ask him.

REZA

If he can get me a long term loan, I will really appreciate it.

RASSOOL

I'll tell him, but I really don't know. Do you have a deed?

REZA

That's the problem. I don't.

Reza goes to another man in the factory.

REZA

Hello, Mr. Hosseini. I heard you own a house.

MAN

No. Who told you that?

REZA

I just heard from here and there.

MAN

With this salary and this economy, who can afford to buy a house? Anyway, why do
you ask?

REZA

No reason. I was asking for someone... for rent.




- int. - eghtesad novin bank - day

REZA
Hello. We're here about a loan.

employee

Please, have a seat.



REZA

Actually, for now, I just want to know the conditions. I brought the deed to see if I
qualify or not.

EMPLOYEE

How much do you want?

REZA

25 million.

EMPLOYEE

We don't ever give 25 million Tomans. Home improvement is 20 million with a 20
percent interest for five years. You'll need a deed with two guarantors.

REZA

I have the deed. Please check and see if this is acceptable. How much is the monthly
payment?

EMPLOYEE

The payment, if you qualify, will be 530,000 Tomans per month.

REZA

530,000 Tomans?

EMPLOYEE

530,000 Tomans.

REZA

That's too much. How much can you lend for 200,000 Tomans per month?

EMPLOYEE

That would be under 10 million. Even that will be 215,000 Tomans.
REZA

Let's go. your welcome .




35 - int. - home - night

MAN

This pipe is completely drained. You'll be fine. If there is a problem, call us.
Someone will come and fix it.

REZA

Thanks. Would you like some tea?

MAN

Thanks.

REZA

You're welcome. How much do I owe you?

MAN

15,000 Tomans.

REZA

How much? If I had known, I would have bought a new one.

MAN

You were standing right here. You saw how much time it took me to fix it.

REZA

I really think you are charging too much.

MAN

I'm really not. Call the company and talk to them.

REZA

I'm dealing with you, not the company.
MAN

You saw how the thing was clogged. Besides, I was expecting a tip.

REZA

Right. Count this.

MAN

Thanks. This is not enough.

REZA

It is.

MAN

No, seriously. The company will take it off my salary.

REZA

I'll pay more next time.

MAN

I'll ask less next time.

REZA

It's embarrassing... but I don't have anymore money. We have to work it out
somehow.

MAN

Don't worry about it. Call me if there is a problem. I'll come and fix it myself.




int. - restaurant - day

girl

How did you get the money?

BOY

Would you believe it if I told you I stole it?
GIRL

What did you steal?

BOY

Not so loud! Last night, I went home. A lot of relatives were visiting. I went through
their coats and jackets. I got 10,000 from one, 5,000 from another, 2,000 from
another...

GIRL

(laughing)

You're crazy! NO. 88

BOY

We'll throw a party your friends will love.

- ext. - alley - day

REZA

I'm talking to you. Wait.

ZARI

I have nothing to say to you.

REZA

Wait, I'm telling you...

ZARI

Why are you doing this? People know me here.

REZA

What the hell are you doing to me?

ZARI

It is what it is.

REZA

You know I don't have that kind of money.
ZARI

I'll make you pay every penny of it.

REZA

This is how you treat me?

(to his friend)

This is useless. Let's get out of here.




Int – Zari's house – day

T Why bothering yourself ? I wonder how dare this incompetent man , How can't
satisfy his wife, is coming here every time and shout aloud ! piece of shit !




- int. - factory restaurant - day

REZA

That took long!

AHMAD

It's a crappy situation. They've fired so many people. All the work gets dumped on
us.

REZA

You miss it. It was such a great game!

AHMAD

Was everyone there?

REZA

Pretty much. When you're done eating, come over to the paint room. I want to talk to
you.
- int. - paint room - day

Reza is alone sitting on a chair. He lights a cigarette. Ahmad enters and walks to
him.

AHMAD

You're smoking in here again.

REZA

Come here. I want to tell you something.

AHMAD

What?

REZA

I'm getting the money.

AHMAD

Really? Cool! Where from?

REZA

First, you've got to promise something.

AHMAD

If I can.

REZA

Don't say anything until I'm done. What are you doing tomorrow?

AHMAD

Tomorrow, when?

REZA

After work.

AHMAD

Nothing special. Probably hanging out with friends.

REZA
So you can come?




- ext. - under parkway bridge - day

REZA

What are you talking about? I'm telling you, I'll handle everything. You won't be
held responsible for anything. You want me to write it on paper? I just need one
small favor from you. That's all.

AHMAD

You'll get yourself killed.

REZA

Not so loud! I'm not a mosquito to get killed like that. I'm telling you I can handle it.
First you agreed. Now that we're actually going through with it, you're backing out.
I'll be right back . where are you going ?




52 - ext. - parkway bridge - night

REZA

So, remember: when I jump, you start yelling and you stop the car. Don't let the car
get away.

AHMAD

Don't worry about that.

REZA

You see? They're not going fast, right?

AHMAD

What do you want me to say?

REZA

I'm going for it.
Reza leaves but comes back.

REZA

Give me your cell.

AHMAD

It's not charged. Here.

Reza takes the phone and dials.

REZA

Hello. Help us. Send an ambulance to Parkway Bridge. There's been an accident.
Hurry. He's going to die! Hello? Hello?

REZA

This piece of shit ran out of battery. See if you can turn it on and call emergency.
hurry up

AHMAD

What do we need an ambulance for? I'll throw you in the same car and take you to
the hospital.

REZA

Ahmad?

AHMAD

What?

REZA

What if I die?

AHMAD

No. Don't worry. They'll see you and they'll slow down. If you want to do this, go
before someone sees us. Just watch what kind of car it is you're throwing yourself
at.Go before the police sees us .



53 - int. - hospital - day

AHMAD
You're awake?

(beat)

Are you ok?

Reza nods.

AHMAD

Do you want something to eat?

AHMAD

I have good news.

Reza smiles softly.

AHMAD

The owner of the Mercedes called today.

								
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