'Puzzled' - characters

LINA BRIG

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.

LINA

You’re early.

NICOLAS

(handing the bottle to Lina)

Right on time.

LINA

(taking the bottle)

I must have been in my dreams then.

NICOLAS

The happy don’t keep account of time, as one of your Russian classics said.

'La chanson des noms'

Kebimba & Diane

'Hier Encore'

Nara Noïan

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. 

ROSALINDA

(turning the lights on)

What an annoying habit to sit in darkness!

Luke quickly shuts his laptop.

LUKE

Why on earth you can never knock?

ROSALINDA

Why on earth you’re at your desk? The guests will be arriving in half an hour!

LUKE

I can’t care less for your ludicrous guests!

'To Good To Be True'

Frank Sinatra

'Something Stupid'

Frank Sinatra

MONSIEUR MOREAU

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.

MONSIEUR MOREAU

(raising his glass)

Mon ami, may I suggest a toast?

LUKE

Sure.

MONSIEUR MOREAU

Let's drink to the essence of all essences without which our life would lack true meaning.

LUKE

And what would that ‘essence of all essences’ be?

MONSIEUR MOREAU

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

Sting

ROSALINDA ALLEN

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

Caro Emerald 

Pas de Coeur

Adam Hurst

ROSALINDA

Luke, dear, I do understand…

Luke turns around.

LUKE

What do you understand?

ROSALINDA

That you have got a girlfriend in Nice.

LUKE

I don't have any girlfriend there!

DEBBIE AMORE

LINA

Debbie, what has helped you discover your purpose in life?

DEBBIE AMORE

(shewing on the apple)

Nothing really, I just like to be admired.

LINA

(rising her eyes from the notebook)

By men?

NICOLAS

NICOLAS

(to Lina)

Why are you alone this Christmas?

LINA

I'm not alone, I'm with you.

Nicolas looks up at Lina.

NICOLAS

Are you flirting with me?

MOHAMMED AL MURSHIDI

MOHAMMED

(to Lina)

What do you think about modern art?

LINA

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.

MOHAMMED

And what forms are close to your heart?

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