Synopsis: Jacob's family worries about Farrokh, the son of the family. Farrokh left Iran to continue his studies but he has not been in touch with them for a long time. Jacob travels to Sweden to look for his son...
Genre: Drama
Production: Disney Channel
Year:
2015
80 min
Website
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1 EXT. THE OCEAN - DAY 1

CLOSE ON a beautiful 40-YEAR-OLD WOMAN at the helm of a

powerful SPEEDBOAT -- her hair tossed back by the wind, her

mouth in a euphoric grin.

FADE OUT.

2 CREDITS -- ARCHIVAL FOOTAGE 2

MATT (V.O.)

My missionary ancestors came to the

islands and told the Hawaiians to put

on clothes, work hard, believe in

Christ, and stop surfing and hula

dancing. They made business deals

along the way -- buying an island, or

marrying a princess and inheriting her

land. Now their descendants wear

bikinis and running shorts, play beach

volleyball and surf, and take up hula

dancing. Hawai'i has always been a

place of contradiction.

3 EXT. HONOLULU - DAY 3

VARIOUS SHOTS of Honolulu begin a pattern of montages to be

interspersed throughout the film.

MATT (V.O.)

My friends on the mainland think just

because I live in Hawai'i, I live in

paradise. Like a permanent vacation --

we're all just out here drinking mai-

tais, shaking our hips, and catching

waves. Are they nuts? How can they

possibly think our families are less

screwed up, our heart attacks and

cancers less fatal, our grief less

devastating? Hell, I haven't been on a

surfboard in fifteen years.

4 INT. HOSPITAL ROOM - DAY 4

We ZOOM BACK from a panorama of Honolulu to find 50-year-old

MATT KING seated amid DOCUMENTS atop a makeshift desk -- he

has brought his work with him.

(CONTINUED)

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4 CONTINUED:
4

MATT (V.O.)

For the last 23 days, I've been living

in a "paradise" of IVs and urine bags

and endotracheal tubes and six-month-

old US magazines. Paradise. Paradise

can go fuck itself.

Matt looks up at the WOMAN we saw in the speedboat, now lying

stiffly on an upright HOSPITAL BED, her head cocked to one

side, a feeding tube in her nose, a ventilator in her

trachea, IVs in her arm.

MATT (V.O.) (CONT'D)

This is Elizabeth King, my wife.

Twenty-three days ago she was launched

from a powerboat during a race and hit

her head, almost drowned. Now she's in

a coma that scores 5 on the Glasgow

scale and 3 on the Rancho Los Amigos

scale, scores showing an extremely

severe coma. Liz is very competitive.

Whatever she does, she does to the

fullest.

5 INT. NEUROLOGIST'S OFFICE - DAY 5

Matt is getting the current DIAGNOSIS.

NEUROLOGIST:

She reacts non-purposefully to stimuli

in a non-specific manner, but

occasionally her responses are

specific, though inconsistent. Her

reflexes are primitive and often the

same, regardless of stimuli

presented...

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Alexander Payne

Alexander Payne is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer, known for the films Election, About Schmidt, Sideways, The Descendants, and Nebraska. more…

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