EXT - PRAGUE STREET - NIGHT
A luxury police vehicle travels along a downtown street in Prague with
Western advertisements displayed. Car stops at traffic lights.
INT - POLICE CAR - PAVEL/MIRA/DRIVER - NIGHT
Mira and Pavel are in the rear seats with uniformed Driver up front.
Mira turns to look out of window.
45 yr-old Czech Police Chief, smartly attired)
Czech man 50+ yrs, heavy set)
INT\EXT - POLICE CAR - MIRA - NIGHT
Mira notices an unattended Prague Echo newspaper stand which reads,
"FIRE DESTROYS OLD SECRET POLICE H.Q._ It also displays the slogan,
"The Echo - Prague_s English language paper._
INT - POLICE CAR - MIRA/PAVEL - NIGHT
Why are there still such headlines?
This press we cannot control.
Americans, I think.
You know everyone can be controlled Pavel.
Where are you storing the personnel files?
In a building belonging to the
University in the Old Town.
You are quite sure it's secure?
The files are in a sealed room and the
University are under strict orders to
The storage facility will be ready
within a week, I'll call you then.
Pavel nods and Mira taps the Driver on the shoulder. Mira takes a
envelope out of his inside pocket and hands it to Pavel.
EXT - PRAGUE STREET - PAVEL/MIRA/DRIVER - NIGHT
Show the police car pull up. Across the road is the "ROKOKO_
nightclub with neon sign. Mira climbs out of the car. The police car
drives off. Mira crosses the street away from Rokoko. Show the
entrance to the Rokoko club. TWO armed foot-patrol Police OFFICERS
casually walk past the club.
INT - NIGHTCLUB - DOUG/KATKA/CHRIS/JOSH/HOLLY - NIGHT
A poetry evening is in progress in the dimly lit lounge of Rokoko
nightclub. At the front-centre of the lounge is an overhead red lamp
and a bar stool, beside which is standing Lawrence.
Hip-looking American in early-twenties)
....... and yes she wore your bathing
suit, clad and clinging round her sex
and yes I thought of you, when you
were still a bubble of breath and
hope and love,
Show trendy young Western people conversing in groups and drinking
wine & beer. It is crowded with all couches occupied and many people
lying/sitting on the floor. To one side is a PHOTOGRAPHER and
ASSISTANT with equipment set up.
for those that died and never lied;
to your face or heaving breasts
I dream of nightly between damp sheets,
as I run from you and think of Joleen.
Show audience's enthusiastic applause. Katka weaves through the crowd
carrying two beers and a cocktail. A young MAN blocks her path
momentarily and they exchange smiles as she passes by.
19yr-old beautiful Czech girl)
Okay....The next one I'd like to share
with you is called, "Revisited."
A camera flashes. Lawrence blinks a few times, shaking his head as he
thumbs through loose papers, dropping one. Show the Photographer
working with equipment.
Old Town Square a maze of cafes
Change shops offer souvenirs
Moving-walks span Charles Bridge
Charging a dollar a ride
Fairy tale castle on the hill
Licensed to Disneyland
And occupied by a dreamer
Directing from an ivory tower
Built from sweat, tears and fear
As part of his inheritance
Not content with money and mortar
Pen, paper and wife
To carry on and tell the tale
He must aspire to greater things
Follow Katka back to a couch and table where DOUG and CHRIS are