1 INT. MALLORCA. ROPER’S VILLA. OFFICE/LIVING SPACE. DAY. INT. MALLORCA. ROPER’S VILLA. OFFICE/LIVING SPACE. DAY. 1
Want to know how it works?
PINE’s face. Close-up. He smiles. Nods.
ROPER’s face, close up.
Fig leaf operation. You’re the fig
Tradepass Holdings. 34 years old.
commerce, no skeletons, no murky
past. Maybe we’ve done deals
before, maybe we haven’t, let them
guess. I go to the clowns - George
and his friends, the brokers, the
brilliant plan, needs backing,
something to do with agricultural
hardware, global roll-out, quick
profits, my gift to you. He’s
young, he’s handsome, he’s good
with the right people, didn’t want
you missing out. It’s called
time. Very tight circle, few chaps
as possible. We register the
company in Cyprus, bank in Geneva,
be filed. You’re my lead actor,
you’re my main man, you’re my star.
We make the deal, no one knows what
we’re really buying, no one wants
to know, no one cares, they just
want money, they don’t want to know
what’s really at stake, they
wouldn’t sleep at night, they
wouldn’t wake up with their perfect
little children, little eggs in
china cups, they mustn’t know how
the money is made, no one must know
Andrew. Just you and me. We know.
Our eyes are OPEN.
And then. When the deal’s done, and
the profits taken, the company
ceases trading, disappears off the
face of the earth. Something
happened. No one knows what. Except
us. We know.
And what did happen?
Listen it’s eleven o’clock.
side by side.
What’s going on?
what. I thought I told you.
Not Thomas. Andrew. Andrew is
He stares at her defiantly.
Well in case you and Andrew forgot,
might want to take him to the
No you take him. I don’t have the
Why don’t you tell him that
It’s a goodbye present.
DANIEL blushes. Hands it to ROPER. Beat.
My god I think the boy’s got
Right. Time you were going.
Aren’t you coming?
Can’t I’m afraid. Your mother will
be at the other end. Come on be a
rather lovely painting.
2 EXT. LONDON STREETS. DAY. 2
REX MAYHEW is cycling. Rush hour, busy traffic. But he has
taken this road many times before.
Cottage down to St John’s Wood.
to let it pass on his left.
But it does not.
MAYHEW looks back, he can’t see who is driving.
MAYHEW continues to cycle.
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