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Human Parasite


FADE IN.

INT. SITTING ROOM - DAY

In a massage chair, PETER wakes up from a nap.

PETER (V.O.)

Oh, I've just had a

nap... I'm not used

to it. Have I become

a human parasite?

FLASHBACK

INT. SLEEPING ROOM - DAY

Dressed up, Peter takes a look of his wife who is still asleep in bed before leaving.

INT. CONFERENCE ROOM - DAY

Masked LADIES and GENTLEMEN and some on a screen. Peter is making observations.

PETER (V.O.)

Despite the coronavirus

scare, we should carry

on adding value...

INT. CHAMBERS - DAY

Peter passes two red packets to two SECRETARIES.

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

This is something I want

to do and its the first time I

return to my chambers

after the Chinese New

Year.

INT. RESTAURANT - DAY

Peter and his WIFE are having lunch.

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

My wife's home working

enables us to feel how

life is like when we

both are at home on

week days...

INT. SUPERMARKET - DAY

Standing in front of a section selling bananas, Peter picks a packet. A STAFF (40s) approaches and offers Peter a banana.

STAFF

Try it, it's sweet! Buy one

packet more!

Peter does what he's told.

PETER (V.O.)

She adds value. I've to

show my support.

Then they pass by certain empty stacks.

WIFE

As usual, no rice and no

toilet papers.

EXT. PHARMACY - DAY

Peter and his wife see a queue.

PETER

What are they queuing

for?

His wife checks.

WIFE

Toilet papers.

PETER

Do they really have to

consume that much?

They drain resources.

EXT. ESTATE ROAD - DAY

Seeing a woman carrying a packet of rice and rolls of toilet papers, Peter's wife looks very envious.

WIFE

Why was she able to

buy both?

INT. SITTING ROOM - NIGHT

Peter and his wife are watching TV news about Oscar awards.

PETER (V.O.)

Oh, "Joker" won the

best leading actor and

"Judy" the best leading

actress. I saw both

films during my flights.

They perform well. I

also watched "Once

Upon A Time...in

in Hollywood"...

FLASHBACK UPON FLASHBACK

INT. AIRCRAFT CABIN - DAY

Peter is dozing in his seat while the screen images are moving.

PETER (V.O.)

I don't buy the story

at all. It's so boring

despite the casts.

END FLASHBACK UPON FLASHBACK

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

Oh, it got the best

supporting actor

award...

Pausing.

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

Surprise, surprise, the

best picture award goes

to the Koreans: Parasite.

Pausing.

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

What a recognition of

Korean creativity by

the Hollywood people!

Hong Kong has to catch

up!

Peter speaks to his wife.

PETER

(To wife)

We must see the film

Parasite.

After doing around 70 push-ups on the floor, Peter reclines to the massage chair.

END FLASHBACK

PETER (V.O.)

I should go back to

work to create and

deliver value in my

special way...

Pausing.

PETER (V.O.)

Don't be a human

parasite. Moreover,

we aren't the centre

of the universe.

Peter goes to his study.

FADE OUT.

The End

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