Puzzled - characters
A journalist and an explorer of life mysteries. Half Russian, half French. Lives in London. Loves sunshine, autumn, and great adventures. Knowledgable about cigars and human nature. All in all, a practical romantic and a forever dreamer.
(handing the bottle to Lina)
Right on time.
(taking the bottle)
I must have been in my dreams then.
The happy don’t keep account of time, as one of your Russian classics said.
'La chanson des noms'
Kebimba & Diane
LUKE EDWARD ALLEN
An asocial by choice and cocooned in his mother's care young French-English aristocrat. Lives in his own fantasy world. Loves music, longs for real taste of life and is hopelessly in love.
(turning the lights on)
What an annoying habit to sit in darkness!
Luke quickly shuts his laptop.
Why on earth you can never knock?
Why on earth you’re at your desk? The guests will be arriving in half an hour!
I can’t care less for your ludicrous guests!
'To Good To Be True'
An old school gentleman who is forever in love with Luke's mother, Rosalinda. A romantic with kind heart and a wise piece of advice to be offered whenever needed. The confidant and the only friend of Luke.
(raising his glass)
Mon ami, may I suggest a toast?
Let's drink to the essence of all essences without which our life would lack true meaning.
And what would that ‘essence of all essences’ be?
And that, my dear boy, would be love.
L'amour C'est Comme Un Jour,
Charles Aznavour & Sting
I Love Her But She Loves Someone Else
A stunning woman, a socialite and a fussy mother. Makes it her outmost priority to muddle and arrange her son's affairs. Loves her social status, money, and fame.
The Ghost of You
Pas de Coeur
Luke, dear, I do understand…
Luke turns around.
What do you understand?
That you have got a girlfriend in Nice.
I don't have any girlfriend there!
Debbie, what has helped you discover your purpose in life?
(shewing on the apple)
Nothing really, I just like to be admired.
(rising her eyes from the notebook)
Why are you alone this Christmas?
I'm not alone, I'm with you.
Nicolas looks up at Lina.
Are you flirting with me?
MOHAMMED AL MURSHIDI
What do you think about modern art?
Art is a form of self-expression and modern art has many tools that help artists mould their self-expressiveness into variety of forms.
Mohammed flickers his almond-shaped eyes at Lina.
And what forms are close to your heart?