Dreaming of Joseph Lees (1999) - full transcript

Somerset, 1958. Eva enters adulthood with good humor, keeping house for her absent-minded father, letting her younger sister Janie in on the secrets of growing up, working at a furniture factory, and dreaming of Joseph Lees, her second cousin who's off in Africa and Italy as a geologist, but has lost a leg in an accident. She's also considering the advances of a local farmer, Harry Flite, ebullient and head over heels for Eva. She agrees to live with him and seems happy, then at a family wedding, Joseph appears, she asks him to dance, and her fantasy begins to clash with Harry's obsession.

When I was 14,

I fell in love
with my cousin,

Joseph Lees.

He was like no one else
in our family.

He knew about books and art

and wanted
to travel the world.

But I was just a girl.

And though he never
thought anything of me,

I couldn't forget him,

not even after
he went away,

not even after the accident.





Some people

believe there's only one
other person in the world

that can set
your heart on fire.

I always thought
it was Joseph Lees.

When we were still living
in the north,

I was waiting for him
to come back home,

waiting for him
all the time,

but he never did.

And then my dad brought us
to live down here,

and I don't even know
where Joseph is anymore.

I don't really see anyone,

only my family and the men
in the sawmill.

And Harry Flite.

Want to give
a hand here?


-What are you doing here?
-I had to see you.

Come out
to the farm tonight.

What for?

You know what for.

Maria won't be there.

Come on, Eva.
Give him a kiss.

So, will you?

Harry, I've got work to do.

You're the only one left,
you know.

Only one what?

Never been
to heaven and back.

Well, I shan't be going there
with you, Harry Flite.

Who with, then?

Eva, I can't
find my book.

It's at the bottom, Robert.

What have you
got there, Janie?

Here's Uncle Walt with his hat
at the chamber ball.

Who's that, Dad?

Joseph Lees.

Now, he's your
Uncle Walter's nephew.

-I thought he was your cousin.
-Is he?

I suppose he must be.

Now, that was taken
at the party they gave him

just before he went away to...
Where was it now?


Italy, Dad.

Who's the girl?

Ooh, um...

That's Eva, Dad.

Ooh. Hee hee.

What happened
to Joseph Lees?

He lost his leg.

Yeah, lost it in a quarry.
Stupid, I suppose,

but then you
never really know

what makes people
do things, do you?

Then what happened
to him?

I don't know.
I don't know.

What do you think
he's up to now, Eva?

I don't know.

Haven't really
thought about it.


Lees, Lees.

It's like a love story
that goes on forever.

I promessi sposi.

The illustrations
are by Antonio Laeli.

This book belonged
to my grandfather

in Italy.

Take a look.

Whereabouts did he live
in Italy?

In the north,

he worked in the marble
quarry at Carrara.

I've got a cousin
who lives in Italy

and worked in a quarry.

I'm not sure if it
was marble, though.

Was he a laborer,
your cousin?


He's a geologist.

Eva, you've got to hear this.

It's the best thing
I ever listened to in my life.

What is it?

It's my heart
and my soul

ripped out
and turned into music.

Come on, come with me.

-Come on.

Close the door.

Close it.

♪ Never know
how much I love you ♪

♪ Never know how much I care ♪

♪ When you put
your arms around me ♪

♪ I get a fever
that's so hard to bear ♪

♪ You give me fever ♪

♪ When you kiss me ♪

♪ Fever when you
hold me tight ♪

♪ Fever ♪

♪ In the mornin' ♪

♪ A fever all through
the night ♪

How long do we
have to stay?

Not long.

Come on,
you'll like it.

Cor, what's that smell?

Careful, Robert.
Mind the mud.

Thought you
weren't comin'.

Robert and Janie
wanted to see the pigs.

Come here, then.

Why, this is the mother.

This is Sara Saddlebag.

Now, she's had the most
piglets of them all.

She's had more than even
old Lily over there.
You know how many she's had?

97 piglets
since we got her.

But you know what?

11 of them died.

-What of?
-Crushed by the mother.

-How many has this one had?
-This one here?

-That's not had any.
-Why not? Ain't it kin?

Yes, it's kin as you
like, but it's a boy.

See how it goes
wiggly round?

Just like
a little kid's curl.




Where are those earrings
I bought you?

Didn't want to wear them
just to come up here.

What, not even
for our Harry?

Maria, for god's sake.

You got no shame, girl.

Did he say anything to you?


Wasn't talking to you.

What did he say, then?


What did he say?

What did he say?

He said...

-He said...

That he'd give me
a bag of licorice

if I left you alone
with him.

A bag of licorice?

I said no.

Well, that was the right thing
to do, wasn't it, Eva?

Anyway, you're not interested
in Harry Flite, are you, Eva?


♪ My sister
will be your darling ♪

♪ My sister
will be your wife ♪

♪ But only
if you love her ♪

♪ And give up
your own life ♪


"I" before "E"
except after "C,"

except for
user exceptions.

-I don't understand.
-Don't worry.

Read this.

"A charge
is not normally made

"for local...

"delivery of... timber."

Listen, if you can't be helpful,
then just leave us alone, Janie.

"Please ask...

"for a...

"list of charges...



"outside a...


"radius of the sawmill."

Yeah, that was good.

Read that one now.

"They took him...

to the..."


"and cut off Joseph's leg."

What was that all about?

And don't come back!

Maria, you're my sister.

You're supposed
to be helping me.

Perhaps if you stood on
your own two feet a bit,

she'd think more of you.

And what's that
supposed to mean?

Well, be a bit more
of a man.

Fight a bit.

Have you been
to see Mr. Dian?

Look. That's not
supposed to be in there.

They might choke on that.

Go and see him.

All right, I will.

Why, you're not scared.

Excuse me. Do you know
where a Mr. Dian is?

Yeah, mate.
Through there.

Thank you very much.

What can I do
for you, Harry?

Well, come in, lad.

I know him, don't I?

Ho ho ho.

Do you, now?

Knowin' is a far cry
from bein'.

I want, I want to be a fighter.

A fighter.

That's right.

Now, there's the thing.

I can't believe we're
doing this, Maria.

What if someone sees?

Eva, it's lovely.
Come and have a look.

Come on.

It's Danny
coming out of the shower.


That is the most
beautiful thing

I have ever saw
in my life.

You see, if Mr. Dian
gave me a job in your sawmill,

I'd be able to look
at him every day.

Yeah, well, he's not
gonna give you a job

if you still read and write
like one of Harry's pigs, is he?

Let me look,
let me look.


What can you see?

Who are you
looking at?

My Danny?

Is Danny still there?


Great. He must be
coming out.


What are you
doing, Eva?

Good evening, Mr. Dian.

I'll see you tomorrow
at work, then, Mr. Dian.

Good night.

Good night.

You'd be better off
taking it with you

and wearing something else
on the train.

By the time you get there,
it's going to be all
crumpled up, isn't it?

And don't forget
your wireless.

What's that?

I said...

don't forget
your wireless.

Got it.

No, I mean, don't keep it
in at the funeral.

Are you sure you don't
want to come?

Have lots of family there.

I thought you said
you didn't want me to.

When did I say that?

I'll tell you
who's going to be there.

That poor cousin
who lost his leg.

Thought he was
in Italy.

No, no, he's been back for
a while now. Months, I think.

Which one was it?
Michael? Joseph?

Eva knows which one it was.

Look, have I got

I think I should
better come with you.

-I'll bring my shawl.
-No, no, I'll be all right.

♪ Dear,
what can the matter be? ♪

♪ Dear, what
can the matter be? ♪

♪ Dear, dear,
what can the matter be? ♪

♪ Eva can't wait
to be there ♪

I can't believe they didn't
tell me she was gonna die.

They must have
known for ages.

Nobody ever
tells me anything.

Eva, what...what
are you doing?

Coming with you.


-To the funeral.
-Well, she can't.

Why not?

Who's going to look
after Janie and Robert?

Maria can.

Now be sensible.

What do you want to go
to a funeral for anyway?

Well, it's...
Well, it's only for a night.

Now, look, just be
sensible, will ya, please?
Just be sensible.

-Well, you might
need me there, Dad.
-Look, now, be quiet!

I'm going
to miss me train.

Come on,
little Dolly Daydream,

time for the post.

Is it "I" before "E"
or "E" before "I"?

-In what?

"E" before "I."

There you are, then.
I've finished.

"My brother
Harry is in love...

"like no man has
ever loved a woman before."

"He talks about her
all the time.

"And sometimes
he shouts her name out

"in the middle of the night,

"and I can hear him
from my own bedroom.

"She loves him back,
but she pretends she doesn't."

"Women are like that."

"They like to deceive men
to make them stay with them."

That's very good, Maria.

What do you think, Eva?

Did Harry write that
for you?

Of course not.

Of course he did.


I've seen the way
you look at him.

How do I look at him?

Like he was burning you...

from the inside out.


I'm back.

Well, what was it like?

It rained.

One of the pallbearers
fell over.

Was Joseph Lees there
with only one leg?


Well, what's he
look like? Has he got
a sweetheart?

-Joseph Lees.

Joseph Lees?

Well, you must know.

...Yeah, I think
he was there.

Or was that
his brother?

For god's sake, Dad,
can't you remember anything?

Why, why is she
pestering me, Janie?

So, was he there?

Joseph Lees?

Why do you want to know
about Joseph Lees for?

Eva wants to know.

Eva wants to know

- Just shut up, Janie.
- For heaven's sake.

You're not carrying a torch
for him, are you, Eva?

No. Of course I'm not.

No, of course not. Much
too sensible for that.

Joseph Lees?

Wouldn't that
be embarrassing?

Gob, I've upset her.

You're looking
the wrong way.

Not my way at all.

Run away with me.

Where are you running?

Well, where do you
want to go?

I want to go to...

The mountains?



Or the moon?

Or my bed?

My art class.

But I might see you later.


Do not forget that this man
who is sitting here

is a solid form.

He is not a thin thing
to be sketched.

Underneath his skin
there is muscles and bones.

The male form is different
from the female form.

The female form
is like the female brain...

soft and changeable.

But the male form
is a hard thing.

It is hard in itself,

and it is a hard thing
to capture.

Do you see, Eva?



Did Eva hit ya?

Wish she had.

Always get these damn things
when I'm nervous.

Do I smell of pigs?

You smell of blood.

Women like that,
don't they?

Can I come into
the fight with you?

'Course you can't.
Far too young.

No, I'm not.

-Yes, you are.
-No, I'm not.

-Yes, you are.
-No, I'm not.

Hello, Harry.

You came.

What are you
doing here?

I want to come, too.

You can't.
You're too young.

Better go home
to bed, okay?

I'll see you later.

What would you do if it
was me going in the ring?

I'd think
you're a fool.

If I was doing it
for you?

I'd still think
you're a fool.

So, when's it all
gonna start then?

I want to see some
blood and gore.

My God, Harry.

Come here.

No, I'm fine.

-Come on, let me...
-Please. I'm fine. Please.

Listen, I'll be
back in a minute, yeah?

Go up closer, Eva. Go on.

Go on.
There's nothing like it.

Go on, Danny!

Come on!

Go on!

Go on!

Excuse me, please.

Please! Aah!


-Eva! Eva!

It's all right.
Come on.

You're all right now. Make way.

Make way, please.

So, can't I come in?

There's no point.

Dad and Janie are up.
Everyone's in.

You mean if they weren't here
you'd let me in?

Is that door
open or closed?

You're letting
all the light out!

I really ought to go and
see if Janie's all right.

You really ought to come up
to the farm with me.

I can't do that.


Never been
to heaven and back.

Run away with me.

Come up to the farm.

You're not the one
that cannot change.

Eva, let me in. Eva!

Eva, let me in!

Gonna marry him?

Don't be ridiculous.
Just because I...


Didn't you
see it all?

Most of it. Can't see what
happened inside your head.

-I thought you could.
-Only sometimes.

♪ My sister Eva ♪

♪ Is all in a fever ♪

♪ She kissed a man Harry ♪

♪ And now she's
got to marry him ♪

What will you
be good at, then?

Figure what I'm best at.

And what's that, then?

What do you mean
you're going?

You can't go off
and leave us.

It's not far.

And you'll be all right
without me.

You can come and visit us.

Harry's made it
really nice up there.

Are you going to sleep
in the same bed as him?


I don't know what's got
into your head, my girl.

You've only been going out
with Harry Flite

for a couple of months
or so.

If you're that bloody keen,

why don't you
just marry him?

I just don't want to make
the same mistake, that's all.

Which same mistake?

Like your mother did?

You think she shouldn't
have married me, don't you?

-How many potatoes
have you done?
-Enough, haven't I?


Go on, Eva.

You go.

Follow your heart.

You know folk'll talk,
don't you?

♪ My sister Eva ♪

♪ My sister Eva is... ♪


Got you again,

How did you get in?

Front door was open.

Harry's in the piggery
slopping the sows.

Come here! Ha ha!

Look who it is.

Ooh! How's life in
the madhouse, Janie?

You should know.

She means
our house.

I mean
Janie's house.

-That's what I mean.
-This is your house now.

So how's father?

He's all right. He's gone out
to buy a new suit.

What for?

A wedding suit.

Cousin Veronica's
getting married.

We're all invited.
You, too.

Father says it might
make you think a bit more
about doing it yourself.

Which one's Veronica?

Is that the one with
double-jointed fingers?

No, that's Angelica.

-Veronica is the one
who used to iron her hair.
-And she singed it.

And she plucked
all her eyebrows off.

And they never
grew back.

Poor Veronica.

But somebody
loves her now

if she's
getting married.

It's going to be
a huge wedding.

going to be there.

All the cousins
and second cousins.

Even the one-legged ones.


You ready?

Dad, why have you
packed so much?

In case
we need it.

But you're only
gone for two days.

Yeah, well, it's a long way off.
We might break down.

My God.

What's the matter?

Me wireless.
I forgot me wireless.

-It's on the dashboard.

It's here, Dad.

Right, thank you, Robert.

Hey, you in the front with me.
Your sister's in the back.

I'll be back soon.



I'll be going now.

Do you have to?

You'll be all right
on your own.

May not be.

You big baby.

It's good to get away!

Can't wait to get there.

I love weddings.

Don't you?

Perhaps he didn't
come after all.

Is Joseph Lees here?


Joseph Lees.

Well, his parents
are here.

But can't see him.

-There he is. In the back.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Flite.

Harry and Eva Flite.

♪ Well, all right ♪

♪ Okay ♪

♪ You win ♪

♪ I'm in love with you ♪

♪ Well, all right ♪

♪ Okay ♪

♪ You win ♪

♪ Baby, what can I do? ♪

♪ I'll do anything you say ♪

♪ Just gonna be that way ♪

♪ Well, all right ♪

♪ Okay ♪

♪ You win ♪

♪ I'm in love with you ♪

♪ Well, all right ♪

♪ Okay ♪

♪ You win... ♪

-Drink more, then do it.

If you don't,
I will.

No. You mustn't.

You have to do it, please.
It'll be over soon.

Why are you so desperate for me
to go and talk to him, anyway?

I just want to see
what happens.

Um, excuse me.

Would you like to dance?

She can't.


It'll be too late soon.

I can't. I can't.

Go on. Do it now.

Go on.

All right.

Would you like to dance?

I can't dance.

Yes, you can.

♪ It's just
gonna be that way ♪

♪ Well, all right ♪

♪ Okay... ♪


♪ I'm in love with you ♪

♪ Well, all right
Okay ♪

♪ You win ♪

♪ Baby, what could I do? ♪

♪ I'll do anything you say ♪

♪ It's just
gonna be that way... ♪

Do you remember when
I came to your house?

Um, you lived in the north,

and there was water everywhere.

'Cause your dad had been doing
something with the drains.

You drew a little picture of
the two us of together on a boat

escaping from the flood.

My dad, he tried to use it
to mop up all the water,

and you wouldn't let him.

And you cried.

I was so ashamed.

You didn't have to be.

That's when my dad
got remarried.

And I was going off to Africa
looking for diamonds.

Did you find any?

Not many, no.

Do you think you're
going to go back?

To Italy, I mean.

Joseph, I haven't
had a chance to say it,

but I have to say it.
I have to.

Your father would have
been proud of you.

Do you remember
Aunt Pam?

It's Eva, isn't it?


This man
is so brave.

Let me kiss you, Joseph.

Come on, Eva.
Time to go.

But it's not late.

We can't stay here
forever, can we?

I could bring Eva
back to the hotel.

I don't know. Come on.
Look at the poor lad.

He needs his sister.
Come on, Eva.

Been here long enough,
haven't you?



Careful there!

For you.

Have you
told Harry yet?


My dear Eva,

this is what I was trying
to tell you about Italy.

I probably didn't
do it very well.

The books and photographs
will do it better.

But I wish I could show you
what it's really like one day.

Who knows?



You and me, my darling,
are made for love.

You and I, Harry.

Well, you and I
are going dancing.


What's the matter?

I'm not really
in the mood.

Well, why not?

Listen, it just feels wrong.
I've got things to do.

Didn't feel wrong last time,
did it?

You was in the mood
for anything last time.

I'm sorry, Harry.
It's not you.

Well, who is it, then?

Who is it, then, Eva?

How long to go,
Mr. Dian?

I don't know, me darlin'.
I wasn't counting.

What are you doing?



Well, what's the book?

It's about Italian art.

Why do you want
to know about that?

Well, I might go
to Italy one day.

What for, work in
a spaghetti factory?

Don't be so stupid.

Well, what else
would I do there?

Well, don't you want to
talk to me now I come home?

What do you want
to talk about?

Where'd you get it from,
that book?

My cousin.
My second cousin.


What? I'm trying
to read my book.

Hell with
your bloody book

your bloody cousin
sent you!

You bastard, Harry Flite.

You're just jealous.

What have I got to be
jealous about?

You're jealous
of my book.


You didn't mean that. You...

meant jealous of
someone else, didn't you?

Didn't you?

Who is it, Eva?

Don't come near me.

You tell me who it is!

What are you doing?
Don't come near me!

Get away from me!



Brought your book back.

I-I wiped the mud off,

and I dried it out
for you.

It doesn't look
too bad now.

Look, I'm down on
my knees to you, Eva.
Please forgive me.

I've never done
anything to hurt you.

You know that,
don't you?

You know that.

It's just I'm scared,
that's all.

Please forgive me.

I'm so sorry.



I'd die if you
didn't love me, Eva.

I love you so much.

Dear Cousin Joseph,

it was nice to see you
at the wedding the other day.

My sister Eva would love
to see you again.

Perhaps you can
come around for tea.

Lots of love, Janie.

You've always been clever
at mending things.

I remember my old dad.

He used to be really clever
with anything to do with wood.

He was hopeless
with metal things.

Funny, that, isn't it?


Are you
handy with wood?

Can't trust it.
Changes too much

after you've fixed it.

Yeah, I suppose
it does?



Don't say "what,"
say "pardon."


Joseph Lees
is at the door.

Joseph Lees?

What's he doing here,
for God's sake?

So, what are you
doing here, Joseph?

I'm just passing through.
There was, um...

somebody I had
to see for work.

Tell me, Joseph,
is there much work to be had
for a geography man?

I'm a geologist.

A geologist. You know,
for a man... Well,

you know, with your...
In your...

Sometimes, yeah.

Yeah. Suppose it depends.

How long is it
since you saw Eva,

her family?
Where you going?

I'm gonna get
the sugar.

It's already here,
on the table.

Where's your head, girl?

You all right?


Was a good wedding,
wasn't it, Joseph?

It was lovely, yeah.

How's Italy
these days, Joseph?

Joseph's a great one
for Italy, Harry.

Did you know that?

No, I didn't know that.

Did I see one
of your postcards here

the other day, Joseph?


That must
have been one of yours.

Somewhere in Italy
or Greece

or somewhere.

You might have done.

So, what are
your plans, Joseph?

Well, I'm going back
to Italy soon.

That's good. Yeah.

Going on your own?

Suppose so.

Well, then...

Stop it!


I'd-I'd better
be going.

I'll see you off.

Thank you very much
for the tea.

My pleasure.

I was going to tell you...

You don't have to,
tell me anything.

I shouldn't have come.

So you're going
back to Italy, then?

Next week.

I'll be all right.

Here you go.

Dirty dogs.

You dirty stinking
filthy dogs!

Where are
you going?


Just out.

Get out,
will you? Get out!

Get out!

Just get rid of them, Harry!
Just get rid of them!




Listen, I got rid
of 'em for you.

It's what you
wanted, wasn't it?

What are you doing?

I'm leaving.

No, you can't.

You have to stay
here with me.

You can't leave me, Eva.

You can't leave me.

- What do you think...
- I thought you'd take care of me!

I thought you'd be different!

I thought you weren't
gonna be just like her,

when she left him,
and he's out there,

and he's hanging,
and she left him,

and now it's gonna be you
just the same as her!

The same as who?

My mother!

She goes, he's crying
all the time,

and then he's hanging, and...

I don't want to be like him,
and I will be if you go.

I will be!
I'll be out there hanging!

I won't be able to help it,
'cause I'm just like him!

And I'm...

-I'll do it first,

before you can go!
Then you'll see!

Harry, stop it!

You'll see
just like she saw!

Harry! Stop it!

I'm not going!


Good. It's all right.

It's all right.

It's all right.

Cheer up,
you old misery guts.

You know where she is.
You know what she's doing.

You're driving me mad.

You don't understand,
do you?

Well, of course
I understand.

You think I've never
been in love before?

Look, you should play
the old push-me, pull-you.

What's that?

Well, you show her
you care,

and then you show her
you don't care.

Women love it.

Do you love it?


But I can't resist it.

"Pour in the vinegar...

"and bring to simmering point."

He's back from Italy now.

-Did you know?

Are you gonna write
back to him?

There's nothing to say.

Anyway, just stay out of
my bloody business, will you?


What are you
cooking, cranes?

- Chutney.
! I hate chutney.

But I thought
you liked chutney.

No, no. You're all
right, my love.

Anyway, nice to see
Harry's let you out

for the night, Eva.

Dear Eva,

it's cold now that I've
come back home.

Perhaps I should have
been away longer.

But then there
was nothing much
to keep me there.

I do hope things
are well with you.

I wouldn't like to think
I've caused you any trouble.

I don't know how
you can just forget

about him like that.

You don't know what
you're talking about, Janie.


I wasn't meddling.

I just want you to...

To be happy.

But I am happy, silly.






How could you do that?

Do-do what?

Did you want me to know?


Did you?


For God's sake...



Can I come in?


That's, um...

malecite. From...





That's stipnite.
That comes from Romania.

Very fragile.

Tell me what
was the best bit.

The best bit...

Was when you put your hand
on the rock in the quarry.

Up on the surface where
the sun had been on it.

It was warm.

And you knew that it went down
into the earth's crust.

You're gonna dig it up.

You're gonna cut it,
grind it, shape it,

take it away.

But for that moment
when you touched it,

and you knew it was there
as it had been for...

millions of years,

it was a good moment.

I love the way the words
just fall out of your mouth.

You know, love.

When I first woke up...

after the operation...

Not the times
when I was drugged,

I didn't know
where I was then.

I thought I was on the boat
most of the time.

A boat with a crowd
of men from the quarry.

I was counting the oars
as they dipped into the water.

There was always four strokes,

never five.

That's when I first woke up...

And this most violent pain...

just below my knee.

And I was still counting.

It's okay.

It's okay.

Five charges.

There were only four.


I'm so sorry.

Come here. Come here.

You know when you came
to our house...

And Harry was there?

Harry and me, it was just
something that happened.

I don't know why.

I can't imagine you
doing that

without thinking about it.

But I did think
about it.

Never been to heaven and back.

That was why I
wouldn't marry him.

But you didn't mind
sharing his house?

Do you think that was
a bad thing to do?

If you want to go back
for a while,

I'll understand.

I don't want to go back.

If you're worrying
about him,

if you need to
straighten things out.

I don't want to go back.

We can go away somewhere
together, you and me.


Get a nice apartment
by the river.

Marble bathroom.

Windows open all night.

Just us, like that?


Come here.

I'm not coming.

You've got to, Eva.
It's the worst he's ever been.

You can't just run away.

He's really sick.

Look, um, I'm coming
with you, all right?

I don't think
you should.

It'll kill him.

Harry! Come on, Harry!

You can't hide
from us forever!

Where do you think
he might be?

I don't know, do I?

I haven't seen him
since yesterday.

I shouldn't have gone.

Come on, my dear.
Let's be hearing you.


He's on the roof.

My God, Harry, no!

You'll be all right,

We'll get you down.



-Come on, Harry!
-Eva's here.

Harry, no!




Watch where
you're walking, Harry!
Don't look down!

Eva, for God's sake,
you do something!



Don't fall.

Harry, please don't fall.


It's all right, Harry.

It's all right.


"Dear Joseph,

"I will make him better.

"I'll show him how
to manage without me,

"and then I'll
come back to you.

"It won't be
like this forever,
I promise you."

Because I can't stay.
You know I can't.

-I have to get away.
-You can't leave him
again, Eva.

Please, Maria.

You have to help him
to get better.

I can't stay here forever.



God, Harry.

You must be
freezing by now.

No. I'm all right.

You know, when you
were with him...

Did you think about me

when you were with him?

Did you?

Harry, what's wrong?

Thought you might
be hungry.

Here you go.

Your favorite.

Harry, listen, Mr. Dian
and everything, you know?

I know, but when I
first saw you,

I wanted to run up
and give you a big kiss.


You-You'd have thought I was
a bit mad then, wouldn't you?

Harry, look at me.

Look at me.

Listen, this is not the time
to talk about this, okay?

I've got to go
back to work,

and I'll talk to you
later on, okay?

You eat those up.

I need to talk
to you, okay?


Promises are made to keep.

Promises are made to reap.

Make a promise,
break a promise.

Promises'll make you weep.

She's not coming back,
you know.

She is back.

Not in her heart.
Not in her soul.

What am I gonna do?

Why do you think
she went off with him?

Don't know.

Hey, mind!

You all right, luv?

I brought him
some magazines
to keep him busy.

All right, Harry?

Eva'll look after you.

Won't you?

He's gonna be skipping
and sparring, my dear.

Soon be mended.

Soon be better.

You shouldn't
have come here.

I haven't heard from you.

You've got to go.

But I need you
to come with me.

It's gone so wrong.

Eva, who is it?

I have to go.

Eva, look...



Do you need
anything else, Harry?

No. I'm all right.

You're not going out
today, are you?

Are you?


No, I'm not going anywhere.