The Beach script
The Beach (2000)
Synopsis: The Beach is a 2000 adventure drama film directed by Danny Boyle and based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Alex Garland, which was adapted for the film by John Hodge. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Virginie Ledoyen, Guillaume Canet, Robert Carlyle, Tilda Swinton, and Paterson Joseph. It was filmed on the Thai island Koh Phi Phi.

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.


Et voila.

The door swings gently open. She stands back


Thank you.

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.


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.


Excuse me.




I'm Daffy.


Richard. Hi.


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.

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John Hodge

John Hodge is a British screenwriter and dramatist, most noted for his adaptation of Irvine Welsh's novel Trainspotting into the script for the film of the same title. His first play Collaborators won the 2012 Olivier Award for Best New Play. more…

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