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  • Writer's picturePeter K F Cheung SBS

Land's End

  1. FADE IN


  2. Act 1


  3. EXT. ROADS TO NT - 10:30


  4. PETER is driving a silver coupe.


  5. PETER (V.O.): Having returned from England, this is the first time I drive.


  6. Recalling.


  7. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): The first time I landed in UK was in 1984, immediately after my HKU LLB exams.

  8. Recalling.


  9. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I joined a package European tour. My main purpose was to visit London U.


  10. Recalling.


  11. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): In 1981, I got a BA in Philosophy (Lond). As an external student, I didn't set foot in London.


  12. Recalling.


  13. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): When I was doing my LLM at UCL 1986-1987, I hired cars during Christmas and Easter and did long-distance motoring in UK.


  14. Act 2


  15. FLASHBACK


  16. INT. SITTING ROOM - NIGHT (Oct, 2022)


  17. Peter and his WIFE are chatting.


  18. WIFE: About our Nov visit to UK, our younger daughter would like to visit Cornwall.


  19. PETER: Cornwall? Let's go to Land's End again!


  20. WIFE: When did we go the last time?


  21. PETER: I believe it was summer of 2004. We hired a 7 seater...


  22. WIFE: Oh, yes, upon arrival at Heathrow, we drove all the way to Land's End.


  23. EXT. ROADS, HEATHROW - LAND'S END - DAY (Nov 4, 2022)


  24. Blue sky. Peter is driving his wife and younger DAUGHTER in a VW Tiguan.


  25. PETER: What a beautiful morning!


  26. DAUGHTER: For our 9-day trip, I've checked that only our 1st day is fine.


  27. PETER: If that's the case, we'd better make the most of the day.


  28. Wembury Services. Peter's wife begins to drive and Peter acts as the navigator.


  29. WIFE: We'll stay in St Ives for our first two nights. Shall we go there and check in first?


  30. PETER: It'd be nice if we can see sunset at Land's End. But it's winter time now.


  31. WIFE: Check the sunset time before we prioritize.


  32. Having tapped on an iPad Mini and examined data, Peter reports.


  33. PETER: Sunset at 16:38 today. If we maintain our speed, we'd arrive Land's End by 16:30.


  34. ALL: Let's go!


  35. MONTAGE OF THE FAMILY'S JOURNEY TO LAND'S END


  36. A. Driving along A394, they see a cloudy sky.


  37. B. Following a queue along A30, their car moves slowly.


  38. C. Seeing the "Land's End" road sign, both Peter and his wife unfold the windshield sun shades.


  39. D. Land's End. 16.25. Having parked their car, they chase the setting sun, somewhat hiding behind the clouds.


  40. END MONTAGE


  41. EXT. LAND'S END - 16:50


  42. Land's End Signpost 2022. Their younger daughter talks to Peter and his wife.


  43. DAUGHTER: I saw this on the web.


  44. PETER: And now, you see this on site. And you can easily point out where you've been on the map.


  45. WIFE: You're here before. Can't remember, right? The one in 2004 was different.


  46. PETER (V.O.): I believe it was the same as the one I first saw in 1987.


  47. WIFE (Cont'd): When we're here last time, there's no hotel here.


  48. PETER: Yes, Land's End now looks unknown to me too.


  49. RETURN TO PRESENT


  50. Act 3


  51. EXT. ROADS FROM NT - 18:30


  52. Peter is driving a red coupe.


  53. PETER (V.O.):When the land ends, there's the ocean.


  54. Reflecting.


  55. PETER (V.O.): Not all those who wander are lost. Good stuff are for those who remain to the end.


  56. Thinking.


  57. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): And what appears to be the end may really be a new beginning.


  58. Peter drives on, swiftly.


  59. THE END


  60. FADE OUT







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