The Place

Synopsis: The fates of an apparently random group of strangers who each come into contact with a mysterious figure who they believe possesses the power to grant any wish, in return for which they must carry out a task he assigns them.
Genre: Drama
105 min


- I did what you asked.

- And what exactly did you do ?

I clobbered a guy.

- Who ?

- Who cares who, I did it!

Lower your voice.

More details, that was our deal.

There was a rally.

A brawl broke out so I stepped in.

There was this kid

who was itching for a fight.

- So I obliged.

- Did you hurt him ?

- Quite a bit.

- Quite a bit isn't enough.

Or you would've gotten what you want.

Listen, I need to find that money.

Clobber a guy and you'll find it.

- Mrs. Marcella.

- Morning ! How are you ?

- Busy day.

- Good.

- How are things going ?

- Well.

- Find what you needed ?

- Yes.

It's amazing

what you can find online.

And they deliver to your home,

just like the corner store !


I think it'll be ready in a week.

Moving ahead quickly.

- Tell me more.

- The small pieces are the hardest.

I'm no longer good with my hands,

they shake.

And it's hard for me to concentrate.

What do you think about

while working ?

I'm scared.

Yes, because I think about

all the people who will die

and this anguishes me.

You know... it'll happen

in a split second for them.

But I think about their loved ones,

those who are left behind...

They'll suffer for quite some time.

Do you still want to do this ?

Of course I do.

I want my husband to come home.

He will come home

when it's all done, right?

If you do what I asked, he will.

Do you force everyone who comes here...

to cause harm ?

No, not everyone.

Here you go,

salad with tuna and tomatoes.


- And a diet Coke.

- Thanks.

- Pick someone ?

- Yes.

This is her name and address.

How old ?

She's six...

Why her ?

She's a little girl.

- But why her ?

- I don't know.

She's young, she just started life,

her parents are young

and will get over it.

I saw her playing at the park.

Enough, please.

- The plan ?

- I followed them home.

The girl and her parents.

- I don't know if I can do it.

- You don't have to.

If I don't, my son dies.

Tell me one thing...

What ?

How do I know

that you're not the devil ?

You don't.

I've been a nun for 11 years.

I got the calling

when I was just a kid.

I always wanted to take my vows.

I felt God's presence.


What did you feel ?


A sense of comfort.


And I no longer feel it.

I lost it.

- Want to leave the order ?

- No.

I want to feel God again.

Can you help ?


- What do I have to do ?

- Let's see...

Get pregnant.

I'm a nun !

If you want to feel God again

you have to get pregnant.

I can't.

Technically, you can.

You're asking me to sleep with a man,

that's absurd !

You just asked me

to help you feel God again.

If I do it, I'll feel God again ?

Just like before.

I don't know how to pull off a robbery.

Newborns don't know how to walk...

just do it.

Nonsense, give me something else,

I won't steal.

- Then don't.

- But I want to be prettier.

Then do what I said.

Quit wasting my time.

Damn it.

Well, I have a friend who lives

in a mansion in the suburbs.

Saturday we went dancing

and she mentioned her grandma

left her diamonds and jewels.

If I steal them and sell them,

is that okay ?

Sure, so long as it's 100,000 and...

Five cents, got it.

- What'll you do with that five cents ?

- Like I said, it's not for me.

You really think

I'm capable of doing this ?

I think people are capable

of more than they think.

If you say so...

You think being prettier

will make you happier ?


And ifl get caught, I'll blame you.

- No, you won't.

- I will.

I'm sure you won't.

Well ? Have you made a decision ?


I picked her.

- Why her ?

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Paolo Genovese

Paolo Genovese (born 20 August 1966) is an Italian director and screenwriter. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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