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  • Writer's picturePeter K F Cheung SBS

The Last of Us

  1. FADE IN

  2. Act 1

  3. INT. BEDROOM - 08:15

  4. PETER checks his phone diary.

  5. PETER (V.O.): My July travel has disrupted my routine.

  6. Reading.

  7. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): My immediate task is to take my Nissan 200SX for testing.

  8. Pausing.

  9. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): This 34-year old coupe is older than my elder son.

  10. Reading.

  11. PETER (To phone): Oh yes, my family has a lunch gathering with visiting relatives from UK.

  12. Peter begins doing morning exercises.

  13. Act 2


  15. Reception. A smiling STAFF is receiving Peter and his coupe.

  16. STAFF: I haven't seen the model for many years....

  17. The staff checks a car registration certificate.

  18. STAFF (Cont'd): Oh, born in 1989...and you're still keeping it.

  19. PETER: Yes! I'm keen that it'd stay alive.

  20. Later, at a workplace. Peter's coupe is raised. A MECHANIC talks to Peter.

  21. MECHANIC: I want you to see the defects of your car...

  22. We see broken dust covers of the steering system.

  23. PETER (V.O.): Last year, they're good...

  24. MECHANIC (Cont'd): You've to make good the defects before getting a roadworthy certificate.

  25. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I've been able to solve all of its problems with money.


  27. Over lunch, Peter and his WIFE are chatting with RELATIVES. Later, they hear RELATIVE#1 saying :...Uncle Chi-ming has passed away...

  28. PETER (V.O.): Oh dear...

  29. We feel a sense of loss among those who are senior in age.


  31. A. A home in Tai Po, 1979. Peter (25) and SHARON (24) join Uncle Chi-ming's FAMILY in a family gathering.

  32. B. A restaurant in Lau Fau Shan, 1983. Peter (29) and Sharon (28) and Uncle Chi-ming's family are having a seafood dinner.

  33. C. Uncle Chi-ming's home, Wigan, 1986. Peter (32) and Sharon (31) are chatting with Uncle Chi-ming by a Christmas tree.

  34. D. Nissan showroom, Yuen Long, 1988. Referring to a Nissan 200SX on disaplay, Peter (34) chats with a SALESMAN in the presence of Uncle Chi-ming.

  35. E. Uncle Chi-ming's home, Weybridge, 2004. Peter's FAMILY are visiting Uncle Chi-ming's family.

  36. F. Uncle Jimmy's home, LA, 2011. Peter's family meet up with RELATIVES including Uncle Chi-ming and his WIFE.


  38. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Uncle Chi-ming first worked as in barber shop in UK in the early 1960s before running a successful restaurant business in Wigan.

  39. We hear relatives talking about:...travelling more while we still can...

  40. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): With great support from his kind wife, he raised his loving family well.

  41. We hear relatives talking about:...when one can't make it, the other one goes nowhere...

  42. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): He once led a district delegation to visit Hong Kong...

  43. Pausing.

  44. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): His passing, like his late youngest brother Jimmy in US, leaves a void that I can't ignore.

  45. Pausing.

  46. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I'm one of the few who has first-hand knowledge of their from zero-hero stories.

  47. Sighing.

  48. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): To me, their can-do spirits live on.

  49. Peter sighs again.

  50. Act 3

  51. INT. BEDROOM - 20:30

  52. Tapping an AI drawing App in his smartphone, Peter inputs "a man in heaven".

  53. PETER (V.O.): It's natural that individuals who were born around the same time period are passing away.

  54. Soon, we see a colouful image appearing on the phone screen.

  55. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): The news of Uncle Chi-ming prompts the last of us to reflect on our own lives and legacies.

  56. After downloading the image, Peter is in thoughts.

  57. PETER (V.O.)(Cont'd): I honor Uncle Chi-ming's legacies and am trying to keep my memories of him alive.

  58. Peter publishes a blog post.

  59. FADE OUT

  60. THE END

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