Lilja 4-ever

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2002
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THREE MONTHS EARLIER.

SOMEWHERE IN WHAT WAS ONCE

THE SOVIET UNION

- Hi.

- Hi, come in.

- Shall we go?

- Sure, I just have to pack my things.

- What things?

- My things. I'm moving!

- Where?

- The States!

- What?! The States?

- It's true! You know mom's boyfriend?

He lives in America.

Mom's moving there and I'm going with.

- What you gonna do there?

- I don't know. We leave on Friday.

- You're kidding!

- It's true!

- It's a dumb joke.

- It's true. What am I gonna do here?

- I can't believe you're moving.

- Believe it, I'm going...

- Can I pay for a pack of Marlboro later?

- No, you can't.

- Wall Street, then?

- I said no.

- We always can with the other cashier.

- Don't lie, girls.

- We're not lying. We can...

- I said no!

- Bitch!

- What?!

- What you doing!

- Doesn't matter, I'm off to America!

How come

you decided to go to America?

Mom met her boyfriend

through one of those dating agencies.

He's Russian,

but he lives in America.

It's incredible!

- Shit... I'd also like to go away.

- You can visit me in America!

What's this about "America, America"?

What's she shouting about?

- She's going there.

- You're just lying. Really?

- Can't I come with?

- No.

Take me with you. I speak English.

Hello, my name is Volodya.

Fool...

Listen... there was something

your mother wanted to say to you.

Go on.

Well...

Sergei and I have discussed it-

- and decided it's best

if we go over first.

We'll go first

and you'll come a little later.

- You're big now.

- What!? I'm going to live here alone?

That's just how it is.

If it doesn't suit you...

then you don't need to come at all!

It's just me and you.

Just the two of us.

- I'll just say goodbye. Be right back.

- Fine.

Honey... I have to go now.

I left some money.

I'll send more when I get there.

Aunt Anna will be here soon.

Can't you at least give me a hug?

I'm leaving.

Fine...

- Good bye...

- Bye.

Wait, mom!

Mom! Don't go!

- My little daughter...

- Don't leave me, please!

Don't leave me, mom!

Don't go, stay with me,

I won't make it!

Don't go, mom!

If we don't leave now...

- I'll call. I'll call you!

- Mom!

I'll call when I get there!

- Who is it?

- Anna.

- So... Has she left?

- Yes.

- Get dressed.

- What?

- Let's go, we're off to your new flat.

- What new flat?

- You're going to live in another flat.

- What?

This flat's too big for you.

I told you to get dressed.

- I'm not going. This is my flat!

- You must obey me.

Let's go.

Here it is.

The old man that lived here died a few

weeks ago. These are his things.

- Are you crazy? I'm gonna live here?

- Yes, you will.

As long as your mother isn't here,

I decide.

Everything's here: Fridge, windows,

it's warm...

- Why can't I live in my flat?

- No one can pay for it.

I can't and you can't.

- If you don't...

- No way I'm living here!

If you don't want to live here,

live on the street.

- You bitch!

- It's the streets or an orphanage!

- Hi, Lilya.

- Hi.

VOLODYA:

Our Father, who art in heaven.

Hallowed be thy Name.

Thy kingdom come.

Thy will be done.

On earth as it is in Heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread

And forgive us our trespasses. As we

forgive those that trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom, and the power,

and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

Very good.

You could do better.

Are you still here?

I thought you'd gone to America.

You did really well in the test.

- A golden future awaits you.

- What?

I was kidding.

Go to hell, bitch! You can be sure

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