4) Int. Gothenburg - Hotel - room - night
MAGNUS is standing with an almost empty glass
of Scotch at the window. Free of emotion he stares outside.
LEILA, a prostitute in cheap lingerie is lying
on the bed. She smokes a cigarette.
Next to her the half-empty bottle is standing on
the bedside locker.
Next to the bottle there is her glass of
Scotch and money which Magnus apparently paid in advance.
Magnus slowly turns around. They look at each
Impatiently she puts out her cigarette.
Are you ready love?
Magnus smiles wearily.
No hurry. No hurry. I paid you for the whole
Of course. Just don't think you'll get a
penny back if you're just gonna stare out of the window all night.
Again he looks out of the window.
Let's talk a little.
Magnus turns around to her.
What kind of guy are you? Paying all that
money just so you can witter on?
Magnus is surprised by her asperity.
Who said I ONLY want to talk?
What the fuck, I am not into psychos!
Or you've got some kind of conscience? I
won't be telling you my life story. And I'm warning you, don't try anything
Carefully she looks into her half-open purse.
A can of pepper spray can be seen inside.
Alright, never mind.
He drinks the remaining Scotch from his glass.
So ... how about I tell you something?
How about I give you a blowjob and you just
fuck off? I don't need guys like you.
Oh shit, why did I bring him here?
Magnus pretends to not hear what she just said.
Sometimes I don't know anymore whether the
things I'm doing are right or wrong...
Leila rolls her eyes. Pause.
I mean... well, it is right.
But there are also days when it makes me
feel down... Somehow at least.
Oh, I don't know.
Leila does not take him seriously.
And that's why you chose me to keep your
dirty little secrets? Tss.
(deep in thoughts)
Yes, why not?
Maybe you should go to church and confess
I don't believe in god.
So tell it to your psychiatrist or... Oh,
let me guess. You can't afford one.
No, I... I'm sure it will be in safe hands
Of course! Who would believe a whore. Come
on. Tell me!
Magnus again looks out of the window.
(takes a deep breath)
You know... Actually I'm a rather normal
Leila lights another cigarette.
And most of the time my life is simply shit.
Yes... and lonely...
Most of the time I'm a looser, ... the very
one who's now standing right in front of you.
Leila checks her nail varnish. Obviously she
It's different. Then I'm someone special...
and my life makes sense. I'm someone...
So, who are you then?
Then I'm someone, who helps others in their
misery. Someone, who delivers others from their fate. Someone who protects and
liberates... I am...
Leila interrupts amused.
No, no, I mean...
Leila gets up and goes to Magnus. He looks so
lost that he doubtlessly is no danger at all.
Come on! It's not my job to listen to this
She grabs between his legs.
My job is to do something else.
Magnus closes his eyes while Leila is getting
on her knees right before him.
His features relax and he escapes reality.
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