There is the sound of a loud wolf-whistle.
Richard turns to the source of the whistle.
A beautiful European woman is smiling at him. This is
Francoise. She approaches and takes the key from his hand.
She turns the key in one direction, then the other, while
twisting the handle.
The door swings gently open. She stands back
Footsteps approach from the stairs.
Francoise is joined by a young man, ETIENNE, who catches up
with her. He nods at Richard as he takes her arm. They walk
away from Richard to the next door.
Eh - bonsoir.
The couple reach their door. They enter their room and the
door is closed behind them.
Alone in the corridor again, Richard contemplates their
I was traveling alone for two reasons.
First of all, being alone allows you more
opportunity to absorb your experiences on
a personal level. Secondly, and this I
felt acutely at that moment, there was no
one who wanted to go with me.
INT RESTAURANT. NIGHT
Richard is in the restaurant which is quiet now.
He is alone at a table eating and drinking. On a high shelf
several feet away a Hollywood action film, all gunshots,
car chases, and explosions, plays on the television.
Most of the tables around him are empty.
Richard is interrupted by the man he met earlier, Daffy, who
pulls up a chair beside him.
Look, I'm sorry to bother you but I
was wondering if you could help me
Help you out?
Yeah; just ten or fifteen dollars maybe.
I'm sorry, I don't think so.