INT. JUTTA AND CHRIS’S APARTMENT, KITCHEN - NIGHT
Chris prepares a spectacular dinner.
INT. JUTTA AND CHRIS’S APARTMENT, ENTRY WAY - NIGHT
Jutta enters, slams the door.
If I had a dollar for every idiot.
INT. JUTTA AND CHRIS’S APARTMENT, DINING ROOM - NIGHT
The lights are low and romantic, candles on the dining table. Jutta sits and reviews documents. Chris enters and places the last touches of dinner. Unaware of the ambience, Jutta starts to eat while working, pays little attention to Chris.
My day wasn’t the best.
Mmmmmm Hmmmmmm . . .
Do I really have to stay at your Tante
(continues reviewing docs)
The neighbors are so nosy. Oh, did
you hear anything on the promotion?
No. Might be a while.
Jutta hands Chris a bank card while continuously working.
I put your name on my bank account.
That’s your money.
In case of emergency. It has a 30,000
Chris stares at the card, awestruck with the limit. BANG. CRASH. Jutta looks up at the ceiling.
Will that loud new neighbor ever finish
One of these days, I wanna’ get away
from the job-stress, the crowded city. I
dreamed we live in a tree-house.
Jutta’s eyes light up.
Tree-house? With the master bedroom
at the top?
And the kids’ bedrooms on the lower
branches, so we won’t be disturbed.
And when they need discipline, I’ll swing
down on a vine, spank them on my way by ...
Jutta picks up a riding crop and slams it on the furniture making a loud noise, startling Chris.
and swoop back up.
Would you put that riding crop away?
It was my father’s when he became
Our kids’ll be so perfect they’ll never
I love your dreams, Chris.
Chris walks to Jutta and gets down on one knee.
Jutta, will you --
Chris trips and falls to the ground. He repositions himself on one knee.
Will you marry me?
For a brief moment Jutta is elated, then becomes serious.
FADE TO PLANE LANDING IN GERMANY - NIGHT
Contingent on you making a good
impression on my family.