screenplay - 'Puzzled'
Author: Seraphima Nickolaevna Bogomolova
Genre: Romantic drama with suspense elements
WGAE registration: 2046332
Logline: An asocial young aristocrat-misfit embroiled in a puzzling web of lies must face his ‘virtual’ love off line to discover and confront the truth of who he really is.
An asocial young French-English aristocrat, Luke Edward Allen, virtually in love with a well-known journalist from London, Lina Brig, accidentally meets her in person while strolling on the beach in Nice (Cote D’Azure) where she has flown to for Christmas holidays. Unaware of her secret virtual admirer, Lina takes a snapshot of Luke, as she sees him playing by the sea with his dog, Domino.
Struck by the accidental encounter, Luke tails unsuspecting Lina to her hotel, finding out where she stays but not making his presence known to her. Soon, fate offers Luke another chance to meet Lina, spotted on the deck of a yacht anchored at the bay of St Tropez. Finding out that Lina is to attend a New Year Eve’s party on one of the yachts, Luke sets himself a goal of getting to the same party. Things, however, get complicated, for Luke harbours some secrets that hold him back from opening up to Lina.