Night Across the Street

Synopsis: A drama centered on an office worker on the verge of retirement who begins to relive both real and imagined memories.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Director(s): Raoul Ruiz
Production: Cinema Guild
  3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
110 min

so it's "see you next Monday,"

and so on forever.

For God's sake Don Celso.

We're having a leaving party

for you tomorrow.

There's no way out.

What's done

is done.

Perfumed with aftershave.

Long John Silver.

Why Long John Silver?

That's what they called me

on the Hispaniola.

What's your name?

People call me Celso,

but my real name is Rhododendron.

Rodo... What?


What's that?

My grandmother always said rhododendron.

So that must be my name.

But people call me Rodo.

Like Rolo but with a "d".

You can call me

Captain from now on.

Captain Long John Silver.

Look, that's my brig out there.

I can't see it.

Close your eyes and say "Black Spot"

three times.

Black Spot,

Black Spot.

That ship's from a film.

I saw it last Sunday.


one kilo.

Nuts, one kilo.

Dried apricots.

Dried apricots.

- One kilo.

- One kilo.


a quarter and a handful.

Raisins, a quarter.

Fifty stone marbles.

Fifty stone marbles.

Peoples' faces are like

a landscape after an earthquake.

One Marseille soap.

I look at that face and say to myself,

"I know that landscape.

"I've been there.

"I know that hill.

"That field was a good friend of mine."

Excuse me.

I once met someone like you.

In Paris. He was called Adamov.


Doesn't mean anything to me.

He died.

That rings a bell.

He killed himself.

No, Seor Giono.

You can't kill yourself.

You lend yourself to death.

How can you do it yourself?

Death comes and it stays.

Where does death leave the marbles of time?

Yes, of course.

I'd forgotten about them.

And, even worse, I'd forgotten

that every marble

is a different size.

There's no...

There are no two moments

of the same size.

So how can you play marbles?

Ha! That was a joke!

Marbles? I don't know.

But you can play "follow the leader."

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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