The Heartbreak Kid (1993) - full transcript

Michael Jenkins' movie "The Heartbreak Kid" centres on the coming of age relationship between a teacher (Claudia Karvin), and a wild and spirited student (Alex Demitrides). The teacher , Christiana jolts the young man, Nicks sexuality beyond belief. This story is centred in the Australian-Greek life upbringing which Nick is shown the truth about street life. Christiana is locked into traditions of how women are restricted into Greek traditions of women in the work place. Also how she commits herself into destined life of marriage with children which leaves her living across the street with her mom and dad.


(pleasant music)

(speaking foreign language)

(applauding)

(applauding) Bravo!

(laughing)

(speaking foreign language)

(laughing)

(cheering)

(speaking foreign language)

(chuckling)

(somber music)

(clapping)

(party cheering)

(upbeat music)

Woo! (car alarms honking)

(men yelling)

(traffic commotion)

(faint radio news broadcast)

Papa!

Hey, Papa!

(speaking foreign language)

Give us a ride for school!

(boys shouting)

Hey, what?

Woo, hoo, hoo!

Papa!

Go away!

Hey, Papa, give me a hug!

Come on, Papa, wait up!

(upbeat music)

(boys shouting)

Papa!

Papa!

(train bell ringing)

(yelling)

Woo, hoo!

Woo!

(chattering)

Vikash!

Where's Con, man?

I don't know.

Probably blowing a jay.

We're playing in 10 minutes, mate.

Okay, everyone.

It's obvious from your last assignment

that none of you have any idea of how to go

about answering an essay question.

So we're gonna work through one together.

"Of all the Greek states,
Athens was a real victor

"of the Persian Wars, discuss."

And what's the first thing we do
after we've read the question?

Send out for pizza!

(laughing) After that.

Miss, miss!

Con.

Sorry I'm late, miss!

I had to take my sister to the hospital.

Okay, just sit down quietly, Con.

She's got this shit awful disease.

All he hair's falling out.

We took her to a specialist.

(laughing)

I think she'll end up on "60 Minutes."

It's true.

No bullshit.

Have you finished yet?

Hey, man.

What's your excuse, Jack-o?

Come on, miss, I was just having a smoke.

What kind of a smoke was it, Jack-o?

Was it about long and about that thick?

We've got the team worked out.

And the first thing to work out

is what the question is asking us to do.

We need to analyse it.

What, like a urine sample?

(students laughing)

No, by underlying the key words.

Now what are the key words?

Kosta?

Aye?

Anyone else?

Nick, Nick, Nick, Nick, what about you?

Do you know what the key words are?

(bell ringing) Woo!

Hey, I didn't say anyone could move!

Nick?

Could you all sit down please?

It's the final day for our soccer cup.

No one's leaving

until I've handed back you assignments.

We've fought for this game all year.
Yeah, I'm aware of that!

Well whose side are you on?

The final can wait five minutes.

17, Nick.

The rest of you who did it
haven't done much better.

I mean, the way you're going,

you might as well leave school.

Take a shortcut to the dog cue.

What'd you say, the dogs?

Not me, mate, I'm not a fucking loser.

Well this assignment counts
towards your final mark.

Oh yeah?

Well if you don't like it, I can fix that.

(paper crunching)

Nick, I'm warning you.

Nick, come back here!

All right, the rest of you can go.

(students chattering)

I should report him.

I should get him suspended.

Yeah, so, go ahead.

Teach the little bugger a lesson.

Oh yeah, then what?

He'd get into worse trouble.

I mean,
he's one of the few kids in my class

who could get through if he tried.

The rest of them, or most of them,
have given up. Chris, stop it.

You can't take these kids to heart.

Well, if we don't, who will?

Look, Chris, these kids,
they're just factory fodder.

They're a rung below us on the ladder.

The worst thing you could do,
love, it to bullshit to them

they'll ever be anything else.

Hang on, Brian,
except good Aussie rules players, right?

(students shouting)

(upbeat music)

(cheering)

(cheering)

(guy yelling)

(players shouting)

Let's go!

Shut your face!

Vikash!

Yeah!

Woo!

(cheering)

(upbeat music)

(thudding)

You all right?

Kosta, get up, mate.

The game's over.

What're you saying, man?

Kosta, fucking get up!

Can't you see the boy's hurt?

I'm all right, let's keep playing.

See, there's nothing wrong with him! Let's keep
on playing, man, there's five minutes to go!

Can't you hear me?!

It's over!

Give me the ball.

Give me the ball!

Now soccer is totally banned
in the yard from now on.

You hear that?

Dude, fuck that, man!

Brian?

Can't you let them just finish the game?

Kosta seems okay.

What did you say to me?

I said let them finish the game.

You mind your own business.

It's not fucking fair, man!

(guys shouting)

It's not worth it. Let him go.

Let him go!

Go on.

Come on.

Come on!

Come on.

You gutted little Cretan.

Guy: What a wimp, mate.

(students laughing)

Come on.

Take you to first aid.

Shoulda fucking hit him!
(thudding)

Look, are you gonna force
me to call another teacher?!

(thudding) Sit on the bench!

Sit on the bench!

He made a fool of me.

What was wrong with the tackle anyway?

Take your shirt off.

So, what if Kosta fell on
the floor and he'd be dead,

big deal.

Happens everyday.

Come on, Nick.

Since when did you know the rules?

Anyway, thanks for sticking up for us,
all right? Look, don't drag me into this!

I won't have anything to do with this.

Southgate is right!

It is dangerous playing in the yard,
look at you.

Yeah, well, this isn't over yet,
Papa, I'm telling you.

You haven't seen the last of this.

It's not over.

You know why he hates soccer?

Why?

Because it's a wog's game, that's why.
Oh, come on, that's not polite.

How would you know?

You've only been here for six months.

We've been trying to
get a team for five years.

That bastard would
never let us but only once.

Now he's trying to wipe us out completely.

Fuck him.

Look, do you wanna stay in my class?

'Cause if you walk out again on me,

ever again...

Hey, hey.

Not, "hey, hey."

I won't have you back.

You're lucky

you're not on suspension.
What're you talking about?

What am I talking about?

If it was any other teacher,

you'd be on suspension straight away!

I don't walk out on just anybody.

So you're leaving the school already, Papa?

No.

Not that I know of, why?

Well, you're getting married, aren't you?

Yes I am.

That was some party you had
at your place the other night.

Counted 60 cars out front.

What were you doing there?

Just cruising past.

Anyway, if I had the chance,

I'd get out of this dump too.

If I'm leaving, Nick,
I'll let you know, okay?

Come on, you'll be late for class.

Come on.

What's wrong with you?

Marie and Anna wouldn't let me with them.

Jeez, what a disaster.

You want me to come
around and bash them up, huh?

(giggling)

I'm tired.

Can I have a piggyback?

Come on, let's have a piggyback.

Get on.

Ugh.

Let's go.

(upbeat radio music)

Woo!

Nick!

Nick!

(radio muting)

What're you doing?

We're having Multicultural Day at school.

Can't you see I'm cooking dinner?

Multicultural Day?

Shit, we have that crap too.

So what kind of wog do you wanna be?

Turk, a Libo?

Huh?

Dago, Jap?

We're Greek, Nick.

Oh yeah, I forgot.

So what do you need?

A costume and some food.

How're we gonna come up with a costume?

Emmy's mom is making her a frilly dress.

No worries,
we'll just get the same machine out, mate,

whip up a dress, easy.

No problem. (man shouting)

Dad's home.

Dad! Dad!

(man speaking foreign language)

(girl giggling)

Ah, yes.

Nick.

(speaking foreign language)

Hamburgers.

Hamburgers, good.

They're having Multicultural Day.

(speaking foreign language)

This explains.

Hey, we could make kourabiethes.

We'll make the kourabiethes.

After dinner, you can go and start it.

All right?

(speaking foreign language)

I'll put more.

How're you doing, Fitzroy?

Ah, excellent, okay, that's good.

No, no, we'll do Collingwood.

Great.

I'm gonna be home in half an hour.

Uh huh.

Wednesday, hang on a second, hang on.

No, Wednesday is fine.

Yeah, I can make that, Jack, no problem.

Yeah?

(laughing)

All right, mate, I'll see you then.

Yeah.

Okay, mate, bye-bye.

What was that about?

It's a strategy meeting.

What do you mean?

I told you.

I'm standing for council.

Council?

No, Dimi, you never mentioned it.

Oh yes I did.

No you didn't.

I told you, Chris, I'm sure I did.

Didn't I?

Hmmm.

Anyway, don't you think it's a good idea?

Well, we'll be living around this area.

Our kids are gonna grow up here.

Why not have a business here?

(laughing)

Does that mean we have to
go to functions and dinners?

Mhmm.

I'm not good at that.

You will be fabulous.

I hate it.

You'll be great.

Ah!

Don't turn the light off.

(chuckling)

Why not?

I wanna see you.

We're engaged now.

Can't I see you?

Come on.

Thank you.

(giggling)

(schoolyard commotion)

(chattering)

Hey, check it out.

Polides, soccer ball.

He's a racist bastard.

He's a smart ass, he'll get his fair share.

What yous doin'?

Nice jacket.

Where's the bloody sauce?

Con.

Give me the ball, mate!

Watch this.

Tran!

Kick it, come on, come on!

Kick it, man!

Nick!

(thudding)

Fuck!

It's your ball, that's what you want?

Kick him come on.

(thudding)

Hey, let's go!

They're beating up Tran!

(thudding)

Get up!

Get up!

(ominous music)

What do you think you're doing, huh?

What is it with you, man?!

(students shouting)

(ominous music)

(thudding)

(crowd commotion)

All right, all right, all right.

So there was an Asian kid
involved in the fight, so what?

Aye?

Don't go turning it into a racial debate.

For God sake.

I don't think it's about soccer either.

I think the issue here is self-esteem.

Oh, here we go, here we go.

Let's start feeling sorry for the students.

What do you want, Christina?

What do you want, total anarchy?

Anarchy, give us a break, Brian.

All right, Graham, all right.

Serious injury.

Now who is in control here?

That's the question.

Nick Polides is gonna
be made an example of.

What about John Rivers?

Shouldn't he take some
of the responsibility?

Polides started the fight.

He had a soccer ball in the yard

against my specific instructions.

Why can't we have a soccer
team to play other schools?

Because we've got Aussie rules!

Any kid can get a gain?

Except the Greek kids, aye, Brian?

Oh, shut up, Graham.

That's so bloody silly.

This is an ethnic school.

Some of the kids don't
wanna play Aussie rules.

Is that so incredible?

Well they've got their soccer clubs,
haven't they?

Chris,

you're not saying we should
reward this kind of behaviour.

No, no.

I just think this is a terrific opportunity

to get the kids to put
something back into their school,

make them feel positive about the place.

Terrific opportunity.

Terrific opportunity.

Who's gonna couch them?

Have any of you blokes
got a spare afternoon?

Well have you? (murmuring)

I know I haven't.

Yeah, that's the problem.

Never the staffing.

Well, I'll coach them.

I'll coach them.

You?

(Southgate laughing)

Sorry.

You're kidding, aren't you?

No.

There's nothing against
it in the rule book.

Are you serious about this?

Yes.

Yep. (bell ringing)

Well, Brian,

we'll have to make the oval available.

Work out a time.

The most half-assed idea
I've heard in my bloody life!

(staff chattering)

I got off with a warning.

Next time, I'm gonna get suspended.

You wanted to see me?

Yeah, take a seat.

We're gonna have an
official school soccer team.

Are you kidding?

No, and I'm the coach.

What do you know about soccer?

Well, I've been reading up about it.

You can't learn soccer out of a book.

Well, be relying on

the more experienced players to help me.

Are you interested?

How'd you talk those jerks into this?

Are you in or out?

I don't know.

Are we gonna play in the inter
schools or what? Chris: Yeah, of course.

You really are serious.

Yeah, you bet I am.

Yeah,
I guess I could give the other players

a bit of my experience.

Don't get too carried away, Nick.

Yeah, let's give it a shot.

Okay.

But there's a price.

You keep up with your
work or the deal's off.

I can live with that.

Good.

You know what, miss?

You're a legend.

(giggling)

(speaking foreign language)

We letter-dropped half of
Collingwood last weekend.

So the campaign's going well.

Yeah.

Christina is helping me out.

So when do you find the time?

(speaking foreign language)

Your new wife-to-be,

she's the new soccer coach at school.

(speaking foreign language)

It's just until I find a proper coach.

(speaking foreign language)

Could be good publicity.

Have to get her photo in the local rag,
huh?

(laughing)

Christina?

(mother speaking foreign language)

(speaking foreign language)

I'll take care of it,
I'll take care of it, all right?

Mom, I'm 22.

He treats me like a child.

You want to escape from your father,

start making arrangements.

(speaking foreign language)

I wish you had told me
about this soccer business.

Why couldn't you tell me first?

I'm sorry,

I was gonna tell you.
You're sorry, yeah.

Dimitri, I was gonna tell you.

Chris, listen, you're making a fool of me.

I'm standing there like an idiot.

I didn't mean to, it only happened
recently. I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry.

I'm sorry.

Let's forget all of this.

Let's get married tomorrow.

Do you want in? Tomorrow?

Let's get married tomorrow
at the registry office.

At the registry?

You're crazy.

No, no, I can do it.

I can just see Uncle Yanni's face.

(mocking in foreign language)

(laughing)

What about Mom?

Momma?

(mocking in foreign language)

(shushing)

Your dad.

(gagging) (laughing)

"Dimitri, how you do this?"

(laughing)

(faint beat music)

(people chattering)

This is our table.

Is this us?

Oh, this is nice.

It's great.

Got one near the floor.

How have you been?

One, two, three.

Yeah.

(father speaking foreign language)

(announcer speaking foreign language)

(giggling)

(applauding)

(cheering)

("Wedding March" instrumental music)

(applauding)

(announcer speaking foreign language)

(glasses clinking)

(festive music)

Look, I got a plan worked out.

Check it out.

Voudaris.

All right, he's not that big but,
you know, he's a good infielder, okay?

Chris: Okay.

I know about a goal keeper.

Tognetti is not that big
either but he's pretty strong.

Tran is really fast.

Hey, slow down.

I think the first thing to do
is find a proper coach, don't you?

But you said I could help.

Yeah, you can.

Well?

Southgate been getting at you or something?

No, no, no, no,
I just wanna be smart about this.

You wanna win don't you?

What about Kosta?

Nick?

Nick's Father: Hello, hello.

Hello.

(speaking foreign language)

You know my dad.

Yeah.

It's exciting, isn't it?

Our new soccer team.

Nick's Father: Soccer?

Yeah.

Happened a couple days ago.
Soccer?

Finally, after five years,
we've got a team, huh?

Chris: We're in desperate need of a couch.

You didn't tell me.

Well, it just happened recently.

Mm-hmm.

Chris: Do you know anything about soccer?

A little bit, yes.

Dad played for Hellas when he was young.

Hellas?

Before he came to Australia,
he played soccer for Greece.

Wow, that's perfect.

Do you have any spare time?

Do you think that this boy,

that he needs another distraction?

His marks are bad enough as it is.

He'd need your permission to play,

that goes without saying.

His head is full of this game.

Full of it!

Okay, he devotes the next 10,
15 years to soccer.

(speaking foreign language)

He ends up on the
production line at Ford like me.

Or no bloody job.

No, really,
what kind of life is this for my son?

Look, you don't have to coach the team,
all right?

Listen, you hide these things from me.

You know,
that's not better than telling a lie.

Hide what?

I didn't lie.

It's worse than telling a lie!

I didn't like, all right?

Come on.

I'm really sorry.

Mr. Polides, I completely understand

your concern for Nick's future.

It's mine too.

For are all my kids.

But...

I don't see what's so wrong with him

wanting to be proud of you.

You're his hero.

That's more than most kids in his class.

Yeah.

Still,
I think I should be the judge of that.

Really.

Please, excuse me.

(applauding)

(pleasant beat music)

Chris: Are you okay?

He doesn't give a damn
about what I wanna do?

Chris: Yes he does, he's just...

One day,
I'm gonna play soccer for Australia.

Hey, hey, hey.

You wanna hear something funny?

My dad's angry with me too

for coaching the soccer team.

(giggling)

Greek fathers are never happy.

No matter what you do, they're never happy.

(giggling)

He just knows how hard it is out there

and he's trying to protect you.

You reckon?

Yeah.

He believes in you, so do I.

Come on, I wanna dance.

Come on, I wanna dance.

(upbeat Greek folk music)

(clapping to beat)

(laughing)

(cheering)

Woo!

(applauding)

Your eighth birthday.

(speaking foreign language)

(somber music)

(chuckling)

(speaking foreign language)

Your mother.

She was...

She was wise.

She always knew what to do.

(somber music)

I'm not gonna play soccer, okay?

Oh, no, no, no.

(sighing)

The plant is closing down.

They told me today I've got no job.

What?

How can they close the plant down?

There's hundred of people working there.

Dad?

We might have to sell the house.

(shouting)

Southgate: You don't have enough power!

Throw it back, throw it back,
throw it back! Come on, come on!

Southgate: Good boy!

How long is that bastard gonna...

(Southgate shouting)

Hey!

Hey, there's Papa!

Good afternoon, miss.

Afternoon.

Vasili: Good afternoon, miss.

You're looking very nice today, miss.

Did you get your parents to
sign your permission forms?

Yeah, we did.

You know what they're
calling the soccer team, miss?

What?

The Bi People.

What're you people waiting for?!

We're not done training out here yet!

Yeah, okay, we'll wait, thanks, Brian.

Southgate: Come on,
you're not playing soccer!

Con: There you go, miss.

Thanks.

Okay.

Now,
"the secret of affective attacking soccer

"is learning how to play the ball early."

Look who's here.

Chris: "The attack takes initiative,

"disrupts the opposition's game plan."

Vasili: Hey, miss,

you gonna read the book all afternoon?

Con: Yeah, miss!

When are we going out to the ovel?
Come on.

(players shouting)

Hey, boys!

Hey, now listen to her!

She's right.

You keep the ball moving,
you can beat anybody.

It doesn't matter if he's 10 foot tall.

(somber music)

Hi.

I have some spare time.

You want some help?

Yeah, I sure do.

This is Mr. Polides.

Is it true you played for Greece once?

Con: Of course he played for Greece!

Yes, I played for Greece.

I told you. You're right.

Now come on!

Let's go!

(upbeat music)

Southgate: What're you doing?
This is George Polides.

He's my assistant coach.

And it really is our time.

(players arguing)

All right, leave 'em,
leave 'em, leave 'em alone.

Chris: Mr. Polides,
what do you suggest we do now?

Call me George, all right?

Chris: Okay.

Okay, bring the balls in!

Let's see what you boys can do.

All right,
I want four groups of three or four.

Two lines.

(George shouting)

(upbeat music)

(hallway commotion)

Serves you right for running in the hall.

(laughing)

Fantastic.

(students chattering)

Did you get my assignment?

Chris: Yeah.

Is that it?

Chris: Yeah.

I got my cousin to type it on a word
pressure, so what do you reckon?

It's very impressive.

What about our deal, remember?

Yeah, just let me read it.

♪ I feel it in my fingers ♪

♪ I feel it in my toes ♪

What's this?

It's for you, state of the art.

Five hundred bucks worth.

Isn't it stolen, Nick?

It's for you, Papa, you deserve it.

Get it out of my car.

Get it out of my car!

What're you talking about?

This is outrageous.

Get it out of my car!

(music muting)

I thought we were friends.

Get out of my car.

We are friends.

I thought we had something going here.

I guess I was wrong.

Yeah, you were.

Anyways, it wasn't stolen.

I was saving it up for my car.

(engine revving)

(somber music)

Giordano?

Giordano?

Yours is really late,
Samantha, I haven't marked it.

(students chattering)

Very good.

(somber music)

What'd you get?

A B+?

That's good man.

You should be happy.

(bell ringing)

Hey, Papa.

What up?

What's with the B+?

That's a very good mark.

And it proves my point.

You could be working this hard all along.

Well, anyway, what're you doing now?

Do you want a cup of coffee?

No.

Just leave me alone, okay?

What do I have to do to get an A+?

Okay, listen!

Listen, everyone!

(shushing)

Shut up! Shut up!

It's my turn.

(laughing)

This is from me to you.

Thank you.

You're gonna love it.

All: Aaaaaaaw!

(laughing)

It's a g-string.

(laughing)

(speaking foreign language)

Husbands expect that kind of thing.

That is if you ever set the date.

What's this?

That is a vibrator juicer.

Not it's not!

It is, it is.

You can use it in the kitchen,
you can use it in the bedroom.

It's fantastic.

Watch.

Oh, oh, don't stop.

Don't stop.

(moaning)

Christina?

(speaking foreign language)

(doorbell ringing)

Hey, Papa!

Nick.

I told you to leave me alone.

Hey, guess what,
I went down to the library.

What're you doing here?

Listen, I was looking at this book, right,

and I think me and Alexander
the Great are related.

Nick.

Ow!

You're crushing my foot!

Yes, I'm trying to.

Go!

(Nick yelping)

(thudding)

(yelling)

You broke my leg.

(Nick yelling)

(shushing)

Are you okay?

Yeah.

I'm sorry.

Why don't you dress like that to school,
Papa?

You're not hurt a bit.

I am, look!

I am, Papa, I promise.

I got this ache in my heart, Papa.

I can't eat,
I can't even sleep at night, Papa.

(shushing)

Why are you torturing me like this, Papa?

(speaking foreign language)

Christina, you've got three toasters.

Don't do this to me, Papa!

(knocking)

(groaning)

Ow!

What's going on?

Oh nothing.

Oh, yes there is.

Nothing!

Stay here and tell me.

Chris: It's nothing.

And who is he?

Hello.

Ev, don't encourage him,
he's a student of mine.

He's just been following me around.

Oh, he is so gorgeous.

Look at his ass.

Oh, he is.

Chris: He keeps staring at me,
it's embarrassing.

Em: How old is he?

17.

Oh, God, he's so...

Ev, I'm his teacher.

Chrissy, at 17 they're at their peak.

Go for it.

Go on, you're not married yet.

Stop it.

If you're not gonna, I'm gonna.

(speaking foreign language)

Gee,

the camcorder at the front are really huge.

(somber music)

Miss?

Miss?

Girl: Nick?

Guy: Hey, hey, hey.

Hang on, hang on.

I just want to see if Nick's...

Nick?

Nick?

You wanna come to my party?

Are you coming?

Everyone's gonna be there.

My parents are away all weekend.

(students chattering)

(somber beat music)

(whispering)

Nick, are you coming?

It's Saturday night, yes or no?

You busy or not?

All right, I'll come.

You gonna be there, Nick?

How you doing?

(students chattering)

Where abouts is it?

You should read the whole chapter.

Ah, come on.

Could I borrow a piece of paper?

Miss, we can't find it.

It's not there.

Who was he though?

Just give us a clue at least.

When do I see you next?

(students chattering)

(faint upbeat piano music)

(muffled announcer)

(Nick whistling)

Hey, Papa!

You're the shopper in your family too, aye?

(laughing)

Papa, wait!

Hey, Papa.

How're you doing?

You live miles from here, don't you?

On special, did you see that?

Yeah, I've got some.

Here, have mine, I'll get another one.

No, I've got some.

You sure?

Just wait around,
I'll carry your shopping for you.

No, I've only got two bags, I'm fine.

It's all right, I'll carry 'em.

Can you hurry up, please?

Just a moment.

Papa, just wait.

How much is it, quick?!

Keep the change.

Papa!

Papa!

Damn.

Come on, I'll give you a lift home.

Could you do that?

Shit, that would be good.

I could do with a lift.

Woo hoo!

Thanks a lot, this is excellent,
Papa, I swear.

Where are we going?

Home, I told you.

Wait a minute, we're gonna talk, aren't we?

Oh really?

What're we gonna talk about?

Well, I reckon you've been coming on to me.

(laughing)

I have not.

Well, you know you watch me in class.

You never take your eyes off me.

(moaning)

Push your seat back.

No, no, Nick, not here.

Not here.

What's wrong?

(engine rumbling)

Christina.

(speaking foreign language)

Yeah, I'm sorry, I had a meeting, Mom.

(speaking foreign language)

I'm sorry.

Hi.

Sorry I'm late.

Darling.

I've got something to show you.

What?

(chuckling)

Wouldn't you like to know.

Where is it? Come on.

Come with me.

Chris: Can't it wait?

Nope.

(upbeat music)

Huh?

Follow me, follow me.

Trust me.

What's going on, Dim?

Relax, will you?

Look, I wanna show you one thing.

Wanna ask your opinion on one thing.

(laughing)

Now, I don't want you to
jump to any conclusions.

You just tell me what you think.

You won't believe this.

(laughing)

(upbeat music)

You like it?

Why we looking at it?

(laughing)

Is this Dad's crazy idea?

He had a little bit to do with it.

Anyway, it's old.

Yeah.

(laughing)

To us, Chris.

I bought it today.

(laughing)

(chuckling)

This is not a joke?

(laughing)

It was an absolute bargain.

Your dad put in 50 grand.

Come here, have a look at the second
bedroom. It's huge, make a great nursery.

My parents live across the bloody street!

Built-in babysitters.

You have to be kidding.

Chris?

Chris, what're you doing?

Chris, come here.

Chris?

This is how you pay me
back for buying you a house!

I don't believe this!

It should be our decision!

Yours and mine!

Not yours and Dad's!

Chris, I did it for you, it was a surprise,

do you understand?

Well you should've done it with me!

Chris, come on.

This is my life too, Dim.

I think she was a little too surprised.

Yeah, she...

She'll get used to it.

Yeah.

Len will have a word with her.

So, you see it's good to have
the parents so close, huh?

(laughing)

I can't...

I don't know.

Hey, let's go to the club.

I'll buy you a drink.

All right, let's go.

Let's go.

There's nothing wrong with this house.

Father: It's a beautiful house.

(students chattering)

(somber music)

(traffic commotion)

It's so nice to see you,
I haven't seen you for ages!

Look,
you know I'm spending two weeks in Rome.

Is there anything you want?

Yeah,
I was wondering if I could borrow your flat

while you were gone.

Is that okay?

I was thinking maybe a gift or something.

What, what's wrong with Dimitri's place?

Oh no, it's not Dimitri.

It's just being at home and Mom and Dad.

I just want space, you know?

Oh yeah?

So who's the guy?

What?

You're obviously having an affair.

Ev, I'm not! Oh, please.

I knew you'd do this to me.

Who is he?

Is he Greek?

Is he Greek? There is nobody.

Nothing has happened.
Do I know him?

Is he gorgeous?

Nothing has happened.
Oh, please.

Ev.

Oh, go for it.

Really, I'm pleased.

Which key is it?

Come on, I'm pleased for you.

I've had thousands of affairs,
and believe me,

it is the best thing...

Ev, I'm not having an affair.

It would do you so much good.

Dimitri will love you even more.

Is that your taxi?

I'm so pleased for you.

Is that your taxi?
Yeah, yeah it is.

Now listen, there's a couple
things I want you to do for me.

What? Is change the sheets.

Ah.

Use condoms.

Don't get pregnant and
take heaps of Polaroids.

I just want some space to think.

Oh, I am so pleased.

Take this, hurry up.

Which key is it?

Which key is it?

Oh, no, no, no, this one.

Bye.

Good luck.

I'm there in spirit.

Have a nice time, bye-bye.

Ev: See ya.

Thank you, Ev.

Ev: Bye.

Now you gotta start
taking your own initiative.

You go to the library,
you get your own books out.

(laughing)

You know, do your homework.

(students chattering)

(bell ringing)

Okay, everyone, tomorrow we're going over

the end of the chapter alphabetically,
so please read ahead.

That means you too, Giordano and Arthur.

(students chattering)

(sighing)

Why didn't you come?

I borrowed a friend's place.

Meet me there this afternoon?

(clattering)

(laughing)

(yelling) (laughing)

(seagulls squawking)

("Great Palaces of Immortal
Splendor" by Single Gun Theory)

Now, I really got you here
to talk about your assignment.

I'm joking. (laughing)

(traffic commotion)

♪ You come around here ♪

Well, look,
I've gotta be home in an hour or two,

so what do you wanna do?

(laughing)

♪ And I don't think I like it ♪

(traffic commotion)

♪ I'm filled with wonderment ♪

♪ A moth floats to a flame ♪

♪ It's all inspiring ♪

♪ Great ♪

♪ Palaces ♪

♪ Of immortal ♪
(knocking)

♪ Splendor ♪

(knocking)

(chuckling)

Hi.

Do you wanna come in?

It's nice, isn't it?

Yeah.

Have we got the place to ourselves?

Yeah.

Good.

Do you wanna cup of tea
or tea cake or something?

No, no, I'm all right.

Okay.

Do you want me to...

Do you wanna put those down?

Yeah, okay.

("Mozart Requiem,
K626 Introitus" by Vienna Philharmonic)

You okay?

Yeah.

I'm good. (giggling)

Nice bed.

I'm gonna take your jacket off.

(Christina moaning)

Come on, boys!

Synergy!

(whistling blowing)

It's all right, it's okay, he's all right.

Chris: You sure?

Yeah, he's okay, look.

Don't worry.

("Mozart Requiem,
K626 Introitus" by Vienna Philharmonic)

(Christina moaning)

(Nick moaning)

(moaning)

Touch them with your knees!

All right, come on!

Up! Up! Up! Up! Up!

Chris: Here they are, come and get 'em!

It's Papa!

(boys shouting)

Chris: Make sure you
got the size you ordered.

Player: Good on you, Pep!

Yeah, George, let's play, come on!

All right, all right.

Severn aside, okay?

Kosta's not here, we're one short!

Player: Join us, Papa!

No! No!

I can't fit...

(players begging)

Okay!

Players: Hooray!

Will you look at this?!

(students chanting)

(team shouting)

(splashing)

(laughing)

(applauding)

(whistle blowing)

Student: Wankers.

Right on time.

Chris: Hi.

Nick.

I missed you.

Get upstairs.

(giggling)

Nick.

Just wait till we get upstairs.

("Mozart Requiem,
K626 Lacrimosa" by Vienna Philharmonic)

There is a time and place for everything.

Sorry.

Nick!

(huffing)

Good morning, class!

We're gonna try something new today.

I want conservatives on my
right and radicals on my left.

(laughing)

Okay, push your desks back.

Come on!

(huffing)

(Nick moaning)

(Christina moaning)

(huffing)

("True Love" by The Neville Brothers)

♪ True love ♪

♪ Only comes ♪

♪ Once upon a time ♪

♪ In your life ♪

Have another one.

Maybe later.

Maria,

D-.

Hey!

You shouldn't be looking at that.
That'd be right.

She is pretty dumb.

You creep.

It's true.

You don't say things like that.

♪ Go away ♪

♪ Cause you bring me true love ♪

♪ True love ♪

Nick.

Nick!

(giggling)

♪ I've had sadness ♪

♪ In my heart ♪

♪ Now I feel ♪

I didn't know you smoked.

Try some.

Is that marijuana?

Yeah.

Is that marijuana?

Yes, just have a bit.

No, no, no.

Come on, have a bit.

No.

Have a bit for me.

Just one little one.

You think I should?

Yeah, come on.

What will it do?

A little one, just have some.

A bit more, a bit more, that's nothing.

What will happen?

Just have a smoke, you'll feel happy.

(chuckling)

That's it, take it in.

♪ Oh baby, I love the way ♪

Ugh.

(coughing)

Can you feel it?

No.

Can't you feel anything?

No, not really.

♪ True love ♪

♪ True love ♪

You can't feel anything?

♪ You bring me true love ♪

(laughing)

You can't feel anything, huh?

Chris: Do you think anyone
will see us around here?

Nah, don't worry about it.

You look like a school kid, not a teacher.

(Chris laughing)

That's it, get your feet right, get up!

(Chris laughing)

Are you all right?

No. Yeah?

How do I look?

You look like a punk.

Oh no. Whoa!

(laughing)

I'm not gonna be able to do this.

Come on, get up.

Okay.

All right, let's start walking,
just like that.

Yep?

Feet out like a duck.

Okay. Yeah?

Like a duck?

(quaking) (laughing)

("Teacher I Need You" by Stephen Cummings)

♪ Sitting there in the classroom ♪

♪ Trying to look intelligent ♪

♪ In case the teacher looked at me ♪

♪ She was long and she was lean ♪

♪ She's a teenage dream ♪

♪ And she helps to keep
the classroom sane ♪

♪ Oh teacher I need you ♪

♪ Like a little child ♪

♪ You got something in you
to drive a schoolboy wild ♪

♪ You give me education ♪

♪ In the lovesick blues ♪

♪ Help me get straight, come out and say ♪

♪ Teacher, I ♪

♪ Teacher, I need you ♪

♪ Teacher ♪

♪ I need you ♪

♪ Like a little child ♪

♪ Teacher, I need you ♪

(laughing)

♪ You drive me wild ♪

♪ Teacher, I need you ♪

♪ You drive me wild ♪

♪ You drive me wild ♪

♪ Like a little child ♪

(chattering)

Dimitri: Don't worry about these things. All
I want you two to do is have a good time.

Chris is gonna be so happy.

(speaking foreign language)

Darling, we've been waiting for you.

Great news, my parents can get away early.

I booked their flight this morning.

(speaking foreign language)

You okay?

First thing in the morning, you look shit house
already? I hope you boys aren't playing football.

Thank you.

Hello, how's the mud wrestling going?

Southgate through the center.

I'll tell you what, Christina, you fill
out on of the soccer shirts really well.

Brian?

Yes?

Go fuck yourself.

(laughing)

What happened to our
good little Greek girl?

She's being married off, okay?

Just leave me alone.

Do you think anyone else knows about this?

Has anyone said anything to you?

Who cares?

I care.

I care for both of us.

We'll just have to be careful.

Mm-hmm.

(somber music)

I'm getting married in December.

We never made any promises

to each other or anything, did we?

What, do you love this guy more than me?

No, that's not what I'm saying.

Do you?

That's not the point.

Nick, you're still at school.

Fuck that, I'll leave school.

You can't leave school.

I'll leave school.

No, you can't leave school!

I've gotta go to a staff meeting.

Listen, Papa,

just don't do this to me, okay?

Nick.

Nick, you're 17.

They're will be heaps
and heaps of other girls.

I don't want another girl!

I don't want another girl, Papa!

Papa!

Does my nose look big in this dress?

I love it.

This is the one we're gonna have.
I'm a size eight.

Look at this.

What am I doing getting married?

Women are gonna be weeping at my wedding.

Weeping, I'm telling you.

Oh God, Chris, I wish you'd cheer up.

You're like death.

Look, you've done the right thing,
all right?

Chris!

Chris, single or double breasted?

What do you reckon?

Double breasted?

Double breasted, I guess.

Double!

Double breasted.

Ev: I'm not wearing that.

Christina, phone.

Hello?

[Nick In Indian Accent]
This Abdul's Fluff and Fold.

We couldn't get the
stains out of those sheets.

I'm so sorry.

It's Mom.

Hi, Ma!

My mother-in-law,
she's checking up on me already.

Unbelievable.

Tell the greasy four-eyes
he looks like a waiter.

We're the other guys,
more of his crap lawyer mates?

We shouldn't be much longer, Mum.

No wonder he doesn't slop
over every time he walks,

the greasy bastard.

Yeah, right, okay.

Bye-bye, Mom.

Don't hang up on me

or I'll come right over there,
I swear I will.

You think I'm scared of that puppet?

Papa,

I never met anyone like you before.

It's like you listen to me, you know?

I never had that.

I've never had that.

You don't have to be scared.

It'll be fantastic, just fuck Dimitri.

You don't wanna spend
the rest of your life with him.

Just think about it.

I love you, Papa.

No, Nick, listen.

No, you listen.

I'm trying for (foreign
word) at Hellas today.

I'm gonna get my own car, my own apartment.

I'm gonna do it, Papa.

I'm gonna do it for us.

You'll see.

This is real, I'm telling you.

Just don't forget.

Christy,

listen to me.

Pull yourself together or
you're gonna blow everything.

What's the matter?

Is she upset?

No, no, no, she's fine.

Dimitri: She doesn't like the dress?
No, she loves the dress, she loves you.

You look fantastic, my God.

I don't look stupid in this?

Ev: Oh no, take me please, now.

All right, let's go!

I'm not getting married, call it off!

Jackie, please.

You look so cute.

(door opening)

George: How was training?

Did you make the team?

The list goes up the day after tomorrow.

Do you think I'm good enough?

You're good.

How good, that's up to you.

You want to be world class,
you gotta practice.

It's hard work.

Very hard.

(speaking foreign language)

You're very lucky you've
got such a good teacher.

(speaking foreign language)

I'm in love with her, Dad.

(speaking foreign language)

I don't blame you.

(speaking foreign language)

We've done nothing wrong.

No.

This is wrong.

This is very wrong, very wrong!

I should go to the headmaster and...

(speaking foreign language) Why
don't you just stay out of it, all right?

It's none of your business!

(speaking foreign language)

Your house?

All right, then,
I'll get a place of my own!

What are you doing?!

She belongs to another man!

She's engaged to be married!

(speaking foreign language)

What do you think you're going to do?

I'm a man, I'm not a boy!

Ah, a man?

Big man!

(speaking foreign language)

(train horn blowing)

("One" by U2)

♪ Is it getting better ♪

♪ Or do you feel the same ♪

♪ Will it make it easier on you now ♪

♪ You got someone to blame ♪

Are you seeing Papa?

♪ One love ♪

♪ One life ♪

You'll answer me.

What're you doing, man?

Just keep your mouth shut, all right?

What do you mean, keep my mouth shut?

The whole school knows about you and Papa.

Hey, I'm talking to you!

I said, keep your mouth shut, all right?!

(thudding)

What, you're gonna hit me?!

Hit me, come on, hit me!

What're you gonna do, come on!

(groaning)

What're you doing, man?

We're cousins, right?

(yelling foreign language)

What the fuck are you looking at?

♪ You act like you never had love ♪

♪ And you want me to go without ♪

♪ Well it's ♪

♪ Too late ♪

♪ Tonight ♪

♪ To drag the past out into the light ♪

♪ We're one ♪

♪ But we're not the same ♪

♪ We get to carry each other ♪

♪ Carry each other ♪

♪ One ♪

♪ Have you come here for forgiveness ♪

♪ Have you come to raise the dead ♪

♪ Have you come here to play Jesus ♪

♪ To the lepers in your head ♪

♪ Did I ask too much ♪

♪ More than a lot ♪

♪ You gave me nothing, now it's all I got ♪

♪ We're one ♪

♪ But we're not the same ♪

♪ Well, we hurt each other ♪

♪ Then we do it again ♪

♪ You say love is a temple ♪

♪ Love is a higher law ♪

♪ Love is a temple ♪

♪ Love is a higher law ♪

♪ You ask me of me to enter ♪

♪ But then you make me crawl ♪

♪ And I can't keep holding on ♪

♪ To what you got ♪

♪ When all you got is hurt ♪

♪ One love ♪

♪ One blood ♪

♪ One life ♪

♪ You got to do what you should ♪

♪ One life ♪

♪ With each other ♪

♪ Sisters ♪

♪ Brothers ♪

♪ One life ♪

Yeah!

Woo!

♪ We get to carry each other ♪

♪ Carry each other ♪

Yeah!

Woo hoo!

♪ One ♪

You're gonna push me off, you idiot.

Rivers: Hello, Papa.

Good morning, miss.

Con: Miss?

Yeah?

He'd tell me to shut up but,

we're thinking, well,

the story's going around, don't it guys?

Students: Yeah.

What?

Vasili: Nick can look after himself, miss.
You're the one we're worried about.

Con: Yeah, miss,
you're like a friend to us all.

We don't wanna see you get hurt.

That's right, miss, we care about you.

You're the best teacher we've had.

Right, okay, thanks.

Hi, miss.

(laughing)

Turn to page 57, please.

Could you get your books
out and turn to page 57?

(students whispering)

(schoolyard commotion)

(somber music)

Rivers: "Nick,

"you're so big and handsome,
you're just irresistible."

There she is, mate.

I got a 10 year old brother
if you wanna get it on?

(students laughing)

(whistling)

Vasili: What is this stuff?
It's not coming off.

Girl: Look, just keep scrubbing.

Con, let me see it, please.

See what?

There's nothing to see, Miss.
Con, let me see it!

Con: Just ignore it,
Miss, it's not worth is.

Hey, Papa.

How's your old boyfriend?

Girl: Shut your mouth, Rivers, you creep.

Just leave him alone.

Whore.

That's it!

Get off!

Stop it!

Stop it!

(yelling)

Rivers!

Oh, you're a class act, aren't you?

Sorry, what did you say?

You've got little boys
defending your honor now.

(smacking)

Students: Yeah! (laughing)

Shut up!

What're you looking at?

Go on, break it up!

(dramatic music)

(sighing)

(groaning)

(sniffling)

Oh, hello.

Have you seen my son?

No, he didn't come to school today.

He hasn't been home all night.

Has he been with you?

No.

He said some things to me.

Is it true you're his lover?

(chuckling)

Yes.

You are his teacher.

I entrusted him to your care.

You betrayed me.

You betrayed him.

Well, I've resigned.

I don't understand.

Chris, why did you do this?

You are getting married.

Because...

Because I love him.

I love him.

I'm warning you, stay away from him.

All right?

Just stay away from him.

Stay away from him.

(traffic commotion)

(dramatic instrumental music)

(arcade commotion)

(video game commotion)

(dramatic music)

(speaking foreign language)

Nick!

(shouting in foreign language)

Nikol!

(shouting in foreign language)

Nick!

(wind howling)

(groaning)

(ominous music)

Dad?

(dramatic music)

Hey!

Dad!

Dad!

(gasping)

Help!

(groaning)

Con: Papa.

Hi.

How are you?

Pretty shocked, yeah.

(speaking foreign language)

Nick.

Nick.

You've got a visitor.

Sit down.

You all right?

It's still too early to tell.

He's gonna make it though.

Yeah?

He's tough.

I did this.

No you didn't.

No you didn't.

(crickets chirping)

It's one o'clock in the morning.

George Polides had a heart attack.

I've been at the hospital with Nick.

So, are you fucking this boy or what?

Hmm?

Are you fucking this boy or what?

Dim.

Are you fucking him or not?!

Yes.

I found out at the club.

I'm really sorry you found out like that.

I really am sorry.

How can you fucking do this?!

How can you do this?!

I buy you a house, I stand for council,

I work my ass off for you

so you can quit your job and have kids!

And you do this.

I'm not gonna let you ruin this.

Not now.

You still wanna go through with this?

I'm not gonna let you punish me.

I'm not gonna let you punish me.

We're gonna go ahead with the wedding,

we're gonna pretend nothing has happened!

Do you understand me? Nothing has happened.

But you just remember one thing,

and you never forget this.

You never forget this!

The shame is yours.

And you never forget that,
you understand me?

Never.

Come here.

Dim, I'm not gonna marry you.

(shushing)

Dim, I'm not, I won't marry you.

You've got no choice, darling.

I do have a choice.

I have a choice and I'm saying no!

I'm not gonna marry you, Dim.

You don't love me?

I'm not gonna marry you.

I don't wanna marry you.

(thudding)

(ominous music)

(engine rumbling)

(dramatic music)

(speaking foreign language)

(thudding)

(banging)

(screaming foreign language)

Christina!

(banging)

(screaming foreign language)

(upbeat music)

Woo!

Woo hoo!

Yes!

(somber music)

(speaking foreign language)

Where will you go now?

Chris: I'm gonna stay at Evdokia's.

Goodbye, Mom.

Uncle Yanni, Dad, I'll call you, Mom.

(yelling foreign language)

Christina!

(speaking foreign language)

Christina.

Christina?

You never trusted me.

You never asked me what
I wanted to do with my life,

what I did!

Never!

And now I'm gonna do it anyway.

(speaking foreign language)

Christina!

Christina!

(yelling foreign language)

Christina!

(engine rumbling)

Christina!

Christina!

(faint radio music)

(sighing)

(radio tuning)

("Love Is All Around" by The Persuasions)

♪ You know I love you ♪

♪ I always will ♪

♪ My mind's made up ♪

♪ By the way that I feel ♪

♪ There's no beginning ♪

♪ There'll be no end ♪

♪ 'Cause on my love ♪
(laughing)

♪ You can depend ♪

♪ It's written in the wind ♪

♪ In the wind ♪

♪ It's everywhere I go ♪

♪ It's everywhere ♪

♪ So if you really love me ♪

♪ Come on and let it show ♪

Congratulations.

You made the team.

Great.

Thanks.

How's your dad?

He's pretty good,
he's coming home in a few days.

That's good.

I'm not marrying Dimitri anymore.

What?

What happened, are you all right?

Yeah, yeah, I just called the wedding off.

You called the wedding off?

Yeah.

Like it was your idea.

You pissed Dimitri off.

Yeah.

I've got a deal for you though.

I can't believe it,
this is the best news I ever heard.

(laughing)

Two years.

I can't believe you did this.

Do you wanna meet me here
in two years time, right here?

Two years?

Two years.

Make it one year.

No, no, no, two years.

Make it one year and I'll
get a good pass to school.

No, two years.

Why does it have to be so long?

I'm thinking of doing
some postgraduate work,

maybe go to the States.

Okay but if you don't come back,

I'll come looking for you.

(laughing)

You won't have to.

Because I'm crazy about you.

("I Can Just Lose Myself
in You" by Lisa Edwards)

Come on, show us what you can do.

Come on.

Come on, try and get the ball.

♪ Trying to keep some distance ♪

Chris: Give me the ball!

♪ Holding my world away ♪

Come on, come and get it.

♪ Being afraid of what
people will think and say ♪

♪ Sometimes it's hard to see clearly ♪

♪ When you're standing
in the shadows of doubt ♪

♪ When the loving begins ♪

♪ The light shining in ♪

♪ Keeps all the darkness out ♪

♪ I can just lose myself in you ♪

♪ Wrapped up in all the things ♪

♪ That we like to do ♪

♪ You loving me ♪

♪ Sets me free ♪

♪ So I can lose myself ♪

♪ In you ♪

♪ I've got a million reasons ♪

♪ For everyone to call me a fool ♪

♪ That only makes me determined to break ♪

♪ All the rules ♪

♪ We're the ones taking the chances ♪

♪ And we're the ones giving it all ♪

♪ If we lose what we've found ♪

♪ And crash to the ground ♪

♪ And hoping that love breaks the fall ♪

♪ I can just lose myself in you ♪

♪ Wrapped up in all the things ♪

♪ That we like to do ♪

♪ You loving me ♪

♪ Sets me free ♪

♪ So I can lose myself in you ♪

♪ Lose myself in you ♪

♪ Wrapped up in all the things ♪

♪ That we like to do ♪

♪ You loving me ♪

♪ Sets me free ♪

♪ Lose myself ♪

♪ I can lose myself ♪

♪ In you ♪

♪ In you ♪

♪ Lose myself in you ♪

♪ Lose myself in you ♪

♪ Oh, I can lose myself in you ♪

♪ Oh, I can lose myself in you ♪

♪ In you ♪

♪ You loving me ♪

♪ Sets me free ♪

♪ So I can lose myself in you ♪

♪ Lose myself in you ♪

♪ In you ♪