Carla's Song

Synopsis: 1987, love in time of war. A bus driver George Lennox meets Carla, a Nicaraguan exile living a precarious, profoundly sad life in Glasgow. Her back is scarred, her boyfriend missing, her family dispersed; she's suicidal. George takes her to Nicaragua to find out what has happened to them and to help her face her past. Once home, Carla's nightmarish memories take over, and Carla and George are thrown into the thick of the US war against the Sandinistas. A mystery develops over where Carla's boyfriend is, and the key to his whereabouts may be Carla's friend Bradley, a bitter American aid worker. She finds her family, the Contras attack, and she and the Scot face their choices.
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Director(s): Ken Loach
Production: Shadow Distribution
  4 wins & 4 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.9
Rotten Tomatoes:
83%
Year:
1996
127 min
34 Views


broke last Saturday.

But you told me I should

come last Saturday.

Once I've fixed it,

you can get on it.

- How are you doing?

- George Lennox?

- I remember you on the bus.

- Yeah, hi.

- How are you doing?

- Well, I got your address from the bus.

And I just want

to say thank you.

No, not at all.

It was a pleasure.

- And did you lose your job?

- No. Short sabbatical we call it.

- I'm very sorry.

- Don't worry about it. It's no problem.

I brought... This is for you.

This is present for you.

That's really nice of you.

Thank you very much.

Better stick it in my pocket.

Thank you very much.

That's really nice of you.

Listen, do you want

a wee cup of coffee?

- I can't. - I need to say

thank you for the present.

Please. Just two minutes. Yeah?

You make sure she stays here, right?

You stay there. OK?

What's your name?

- Where'd she go?

- She ran away.

I thought I told you

to look after her.

- She ran away up there.

- That way?

- Aye.

- You watch my stuff, OK?

See you later.

- Thanks very much.

- Keep the change.

- Two coffees.

- Two coffees, OK. Sorted that.

It's cold. Are you cold?

It's always cold here.

Listen, erm... George.

- Carla.

- Carla.

- Very nice to meet you, Carla.

- You, too.

So where is it you come from?

Don't ask me question.

No question, please.

- No questions?

- No.

Fair enough, no questions.

It's a really nice name, Carla.

Thank you.

- I don't suppose you've got a second name.

- I'm sorry, I have to go.

No, you don't need to go.

Don't go.

I'm sorry about your job.

I have to go.

Why do you need to go?

I have to go.

Carla, you give me

your phone number?

Come on.

I'm amazing company, really.

I'll even let you drive my bus.

I'll phone you.

- You want the change, Sammy?

- Aye.

All right, girls?

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Paul Laverty

Paul Laverty (born 1957) is a Scottish lawyer and scriptwriter. more…

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