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Back In Time


FADE IN.

EXT. VICTORIA HARBOUR - DAY

PETER is in an old ferry crossing the Victoria harbour.

PETER (V.O.)

Since I discovered

this nostalgic ferry

service from Kwun

Tong to Sai Wan Ho,

this is my 4th time

taking it. Seeing the

Victoria Harbour

from this crossing

is different.

EXT. STANLEY MARKET - DAY

Quiet. Peter comes out of a shop with a large bag of merchandise.

PETER (V.O.)

That's great! I've got

a good number of

gifts for my friend in

Canada, and I'm

helping a souvenir

retailer!

INT. AIRCRAFT, AIR CANADA - DAY.

Peter is on board.

PETER (V.O.)

The last time I flew

Air Canada was in

1989. This aircraft

model and the service

are Okay. I'll be in

Vancouver in just

a little over 10 hours

because of the

strong tail wind.

Peter begins to select his in-flight entertainment.

PETER (V.O.)

Let me first see this

film "Head Full Of

Honey". It's about a

widower and a trip

to Venice to remember

his late wife.

We see Peter immersing himself in the film.

A beat. End credits on the screen.

PETER (V.O.)

I like the story and

the European scenes.

Okay, the next movie...

Peter selects: Stockholm.

PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd)

One Quora question I

answered was whether

Hong Kong protesters

are suffering from the

Stockholm syndrome.

It's about hostages

loving their captors.

Pausing.

PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd)

Well, I think they please

so that they can survive.

Hong Kong protesters

do not have to. They're

simply stupid. Anyhow,

let me see how the

screenwriter and the

director would dramatize

the true story.

A beat. A brief intimate scene. The end.

PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd)

A hostage would make

love with a captor? It's

irrational, but they're...

Then, Peter selects: Toy Story 4.

PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd)

It can't be bad.

Later, Peter dozes off.

INT. VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT - DAY

YVR is not busy. Before a screen, Peter does the electronic customs declaration. He then passes an immigration control point, picks up his baggage from a belt and then deposits it in another Air Canada belt.

PETER (V.O.)

That's why I fly Air

Canada. To connect

with a national carrier's

domestic flight is

always easier.

INT. VANCOUVER DOMESTIC AIRPORT - DAY.

Pillars with totem designs. As he waits at a gate, Peter sees a propeller aircraft arriving.

PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd)

Okay, I'll be flying a

a Bombardier in my

30-minute flight to

Victoria. It'll be the

shortest scheduled

flight that I've ever

flown.

FLASHBACK

EXT. FRANKFURT INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT - NIGHT (2010)

Peter gets on board an Air LUFTHANSA Bombardier.

PETER (V.O.)

Oh! It's a very small

propeller aircraft. Is

it safe? No business

class seats.

In flight.

PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd)

It sounds different. I feel

safe alright. Just an

hour's flight to Geneva.

END FLASHBACK

PETER (V.O.)

That international flight

from Frankfurt to

Geneva and return

became my usual route

in my many subsequent

trips from Hong Kong

to Geneva and return.

INT. VICTORIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT - NIGHT

Peter gets inside YYJ.

PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd)

Oh, I can see the exit.

It seems that my friend

whom I haven't met since

1987 is waiting for me.

Yes, I've arrived in

in Victoria for the first

time! And back in time,

as it's now a few minutes

before my departure

from Hong Kong!

Peter's FRIEND (64) greets Peter.

FADE OUT. The End

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