INT. BACK STAIR OF THE 4-5TH FLOORS NIGHT
The customers of the party talking something go down the stair. Takeru
and Christine runs up the stair and meet them.
Hey, Christine. What are you doing here?
Christine doesn't answer and takes Takeru's hand and opens the door to the
4th floor, and goes in.
The customer #1 asks to the other customers. Bobby and his fellows runs
up the stair and find Jeff and his fellows behind the customers.
Bobby and the fellows get their guns. Jeff and his fellows finds them
and take out their guns, too. Bobby and his fellows shoot their guns first.
The customers are panicked and scream. Jeff and the fellows hiding behind
the stairway shoot back to Bobby. The customers scream and start running
up the stair. Sam is shot and falls down. Jay sees the Sam and screams,
and runs down the stair.
Bobby whispers and follows Jay. Jeff and his fellows runs up the stair
while shooting their guns.
INT. 4TH FLOOR NIGHT
Takeru and Christine run from the back stair. Yoko sitting in front of
Takeru's room turns to them and stands up. Takeru and Christine are surprised
at Yoko and stop. Yoko looks at Takeru and Christine and looks down at
their hands. Takeru and Christine hold their hands tight.
Ah, um...I'm sorry.
Yoko smiles awkwardly and walks away to the elevator hall with quick steps.
Takeru and Christine follows her movement with their eyes and find that
they are holding their hands. Takeru separates his hand from Christine's.
They stare at each other. Yoko comes back.
I forgot that the elevator doesn't move. I'm sorry again.
Yoko shows her awkward smiles again and passes Takeru and Christine with
scratching her head.
Yoko turns around while walking toward the back stair.
Yoko waves her hand and runs away. Takeru looks at Yoko without words.
I...go back to my room.
Takeru turns to Christine.
Christine leaves from Takeru and stands in front of her room. Takeru tries
to open the key of his room.
Come to my room?
Takeru and Christine face each other again.
Will you come to my room?
Would you mind?
Christine smiles, opens the key and invites Takeru to her room. Takeru
smiles back and follows her and goes into her room.
INT. THE LIVING ROOM OF CHRISTIINE'S ROOM NIGHT
Takeru is urged by Christine and walks into the living room. Christine
follows Takeru and turns on the light. The living room is decorated neatly
and the sense is good. A table is located besides the window and there
are sofa and a table made with glass in the center of the living room.
What a beautiful place! Totally different than my room.
Takeru goes to the table besides the window. There are Christine's report
about "America and Japan"” and the some data about Japan on the
table. Takeru sees the data and takes her paper. It is written "Cultural
Imperialism and Japan"” on the top of the report. Takeru turns over
You've done the report.
Yeah. Well, it's just a draft.
Christine brings two cups filled with fruit punch juice both her hands.
Why don't you sit?
Takeru and Christine sit on the sofa together.
You've researched well.
It was difficult to find them. There are few certain ones.
I see. There are lot of materials with full of biases.
And...how do you think about my paper?
Christine leans out to Takeru.
I read it roughly so I can't say it in detail. Most of your opinion are
correct I think but Americans didn't force their culture to Japanese I
Well, certainly the American occupation of Japan forced American way of
think at that time. But now is different. For example, the boom of rap
music in Japan is not forced by the U.S.
I don't understand. What do you mean?
Takeru can't reply.
Sorry. It is a difficult problem. Do you want some music?
Yeah, that's nice.
Christine stands up and sets CD to the stereo component.
It's EMINEM. Do you know them?
Yeah. That's cool.
Christine sits besides Takeru.
EMINEM is famous in Japan?
Yes. Most young people knows them.
That's strange. Japanese knows our stars but we don't know about Japanese
Not only stars. We don't know anything about Japan. We don't even try to
But I don't recommend too much interest. It is shameful that you loose
your interest about your own culture I think.
Japanese are not interested in Japan that much. That means we are not
proud of our own country. I don't know why but we feel ashamed of patriotic
We don't like we are Japanese ourselves even if it is influenced by American
cultural imperialism. We are thinking that America is better than Japan
for all and we want to be Americans.
How about you?
Here I am because I wanted to be an American maybe. So, I've felt inferiority
complex that I can't speak English that much. You're not an American if
you can't speak English. But I was wrong. I can't become an American. I
can't be a person who has a different nationality.
Right. You don't have to.
But still I'm not proud of my nationality.
It is our fault?
I don't know. It may be just my fault.
I don't understand really.
Christine shows that she is tired on her face. Takeru finds it.
I'm sorry. The story went complex. But your report is well written I think.
Takeru and Christine run out their conversation and drink the fruit punch
juice. Christine sighs.
But, America is not a good country. The drugs spread over the country
and is full of the crime with guns.
Christine is in a serious mood.
Everybody is living while clinging to the drugs. Rob is, too. I want him
He doesn't listen your words?
He turns a deaf ear to my words about the drug.
Damn it. If I were him, I would stop. I don't wanna hurt someone who I
You are serious person and it is very important thing.
You think so?
Yeah. I think you're nice.
Takeru stares at Christine. Christine looks at Takeru with attractive
Takeru touches Christine's face. Christine is under tension and looks at
his hand touching her cheek, and looks at Takeru. Takeru kisses Christine.
They separates once and kiss hard again and hold each other tight.