Before My Heart Falls

Synopsis: A girl (16) regularly fakes distress along the highway so she can rob good Samaritans who pick her up. One day, a man dies by mistake by her side. A fragile friendship will then slowly develop between her and the unsuspecting widowed wife.


Drive! Go!

Drop me off at the lake.

Gotta pick up my daughter

from daycare.

Can you drive me afterwards?

I'll take you home if you want.

That's nice.

- That could've turned ugly.

- It was just a guy.

- Be right back.

- Thanks.

What's that?

Show me.

Cute, huh?

Looks like her mother

dropped her on her head.

Retarded mom, happy baby.

One of you is lying.

He says it's him,

you say it's you.

You're a cute pair.

I don't give a sh*t who f***ed up.

You're both gonna pay.

Light a smoke for me.

We cost them $2,000.

So now they want $4,000.


People... The ones we f***ed over.

- Who?

- Ouellet and his crew.

- Sarah!

- What are you doing?

Holy sh*t!

Get off it!

Oh f***!

Come on, hit me harder.

That's not hard enough.

You want me to smack you?

Do you hitchhike a lot?

Now and then.

- Do you?

- No.

I used to, before I had a car.

That's probably why I stop

and give people rides now.

Or maybe it's just

because you're a guy.

What does that mean?

Not very many women pull over.

If I were a woman,

I'd give a girl a ride.

Do you only give rides to girls?

No, but to be honest,

guys make me a bit nervous.

What are you studying?

I haven't made up my mind yet.

I really like history.

That's what I teach.

- What school do you go to?

- Frenette.

Oh yeah? Who's your teacher?

Louis Dagenais

and Jean-Guy Brossoit.

I don't know them.

You wanna go get a drink?

Or do you have to get home?

I have to get home.

One drink won't kill you.

I can't.

Call your wife.

You don't even need to call her.

It's just one drink.

- That's the same as lying.

- What difference does it make?

Once you start leaving out things,

your relationship is doomed.

What do you have

if you don't have honesty?

Come on, everybody lies.

Wrong. Dead wrong.

When you lie, you're turning

your back on reality.

It's like erasing things

out of fear or cowardice.

Not necessarily.

Look at history.

Sometimes you gotta lie

to protect yourself or others.

Sure, you can lie for a good cause,

but the truth eventually comes out.

So how about admitting

you lied about where you studied?

I know all the teachers there.

There's nobody named

Dagenais or Brossoit.

Give me back my wallet.

Give me your ring.

Hurry up!

Don't do this.

- Drop your pants.

- What?

Drop your pants so I can

get the f*** out of here! Now!

- Please...

- Faster.

Come on, breathe.


It's gonna be all right.

Forget about it.

It was an accident.

It's not your fault.


Stop it!

- Go get it!

- Kick it to me!

Over here!

Hello! I'm here about the wallet.

I'm the one who called.

What did you say?

I don't want it!

Why did you make me

come all the way here then?

You volunteered.

You don't want it anymore?

You want a reward, is that it?

Can I use your bathroom?

Top of the stairs.

I found it like that.

I thought you'd be happy

to get it back.

Where exactly did you find it?

- Here?

- No.

Farther up, I think.

After the turnoff.

Mind if I smoke?

Open your window, please.

I think it was here.

It all looks the same now.

Was it before

or after the turnoff?


Have a good look.

It'll come back to you.

OK... out.

- What?

- Get out and look around.

Think hard, for Christ's sake!

It'll come back to you.

It was here!

Right here, I'm sure.

It was out in the open.


After all that driving around,

you don't even wanna see?

Take the money

so we can get out of here.

- Don't you believe me?

- Yeah, I do.

I don't know what I'm doing here.

They must've tossed it

out the window.

Stop it! Are you crazy?

Am I gonna see you again?

What for?

- I dunno.

- "I dunno."

Here, put your number in there.

I'll text you.

This is where I used to live

when I was little.

Don't you believe me?

Sure, I believe you.

What are you doing here?

I came to see you.

I wanna register.

How did you know I work here?

You told me.

I don't remember saying that.

Go to the registrar's office.

They'll take care of you.

Can't you do it?

I'm a teaching consultant,

not a guidance counsellor.

I work with faculty, not students.

Anyway, it's too late for you

to start this term.

And it's too early

to register for the winter term.

You're kind of stuck in between.

What do you want to study?

I don't know.

You must have some idea

if you're here.

I don't know...

History, maybe.

I came to see

if you were all right.

You think I need your help

to fill out an application form?

I talked to the police.

They want to ask you

some questions about the wallet.

Do you mind?

How did you

come across it exactly?

I was walking along the highway.

- You do that a lot?

- I hang out there sometimes.


I go ATVing there.

You know you're not supposed to.

- Everybody does it.

- That's not a good reason.

How do you think

the wallet ended up there?

I don't know.

You said it was thrown

out of a car.

That's what I figured.

I see.

Have you ever been out

hitchhiking in that area?

- No.

- You sure?


No, that one.

What did you tell the cops?

Louis told me they questioned you.

You trying to get out of

paying your debt?

- That's got nothing to do with it!

- It's got everything to do with it!

Stop it!

F***ing retard!


You're wasting your time

with those two.

- Over here!

- I'm telling you...


- I wanna see Ouellet.

- He's not here.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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