Synopsis: Approaching their 15 years of marriage, Lily has never been so determined. Tonight she will kill her husband no matter what. However, an unexpected event will upset her plans..
Genre: Drama, Short



Inspired by true events.

- Does it have a soul?

- I don't know how to answer that.

- They say before forty days, it has no soul.

- I don't know how to answer that.

- Is its heart beating?

- Yes.

- It's already beating?

- That's right.

You still have seven weeks

to think it over.

- It won't change in seven weeks?

- Of course it will.

But we can still do it.

After twelve weeks,

we can no longer intervene.

But that's just it...

What if I still want this

after twelve weeks?

We'll arrange for you to go to Holland.

- You can do it in Holland?

- Yes, up to eighteen weeks.

They're very competent.

Do you speak Dutch?

- A little.

- You'll be fine.

- It'll be more expensive.

- How much?

Excluding travel costs

and other expenses, 800 euros.

800 euros.

And here?

If you have insurance,

it's 3.50 euros.

- 3.50 euros for everything?

- Yes.

For the insurance forms,

it mustn't go on record.

No one will know.

Even if anyone intervenes,

your privacy is protected.

- Your parents will never know.

- They're not the problem.

I respect doctor-patient confidentiality,

as does everyone here.

I wanted to ask you...

- Have you done this before?

- What do you mean?

Have you ever been in my situation?

Why do you ask?

I don't know.

Do you consider it serious?

To take out a baby?

It's not a baby, it's an embryo.

We take out an embryo.

I think it's serious.

- Wednesday.

- Can't they do it earlier?

No, you need a week between

the first meeting and the operation.

- Never less.

- Why?

To make sure that

this is what I really want.

Normally, it takes even longer,

but I insisted on doing it quickly.


I have a Pakistani inside me.

I know.

It's Pakistani, a Muslim.

I know. Zahira, I know.

When are you working in the shop?

- Tomorrow.

- OK, tomorrow's good.

We agreed.

You'll talk to him tomorrow.

We'll see.


Promise you'll talk to him.


I'll talk to him.


That's it. Just a bit more.


Add the spices. Not too much.

Looks good.

Just a moment, Fares.

This is important.

Zahira's very first biryani.

We'll see.

We haven't tasted it yet.


No, it's alright.

Yes, if all goes well.

They think the operation is Wednesday.

But I'm not going.

Yes, I understand.

OK, tomorrow after class.

At five.


There's still a chance.

How much will it cost?

3.50 euros.

- What?

- I know, it's crazy.

My cardiologist costs 100 euros.

He found the name for what I have.

The syndrome...

- Brugada.

- That's it.

Brugada syndrome. 100 euros.

- Dad?

- Yes.

Zahira wants you to meet Tariq.


She says it's important.

He's the kid's father.

There is no kid.


They're willing to get married.

Tariq is a Muslim.

He's Pakistani.

That changes everything.

- What are you playing at?

- Nothing.

I just want things to work out.

Wednesday will be a start.

That'll sort out her life.

- And Hina?

- What about Hina?

What does Hina think?

If she knew, she'd agree with us.

- I don't think you fully understand.

- I do understand.

I understand,

but I also understand Zahira.

You understand her?

Yes, I understand her perfectly.

- You do?

- Yes.

You'll be late for school.

I spoke to him

but he won't hear of it.

- Do you agree with him?

- What?

Do you agree

or are you scared of him?

It's not that I agree,

but I do understand him.

You know how he is.

You're on his side?

No, that's not it.

What will you do without your family?

- Zahira, you'll be alone...

- I'm not alone. I've got Tariq.


- Hello.

- Hello.

Do you know how lucky you are?

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