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Oskar Schell: I started with a simple problem... a key with no lock... and I designed a system I thought fit the problem. I broke everything down in the smallest parts... and tried to think of each
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Oskar Schell:
I started with a simple problem... a key with no lock... and I designed a system I thought fit the problem. I broke everything down in the smallest parts... and tried to think of each person as a number... in a gigantic equation.
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Oskar Schell:
But it wasn't working... because people aren't like numbers. They're more like letters... and those letters want to become stories... and dad said that stories need to be shared.
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Oskar Schell:
I had anticipated a six minute visit with each person named "Black"... but they were never just six minutes. Everyone took more time than I had planned for... to try and comfort me and make me feel better about my dad... and to tell me their stories. But I didn't want to feel better and I didn't want friends... I just wanted the lock. I wasn't getting any closer to my dad... I was losing him.

Transcript:
OSKAR: I started with
a simple problem: A key with no lock.
And I designed a system
I thought fit the problem.
I broke everything down
into the smallest parts...
...and tried to think of each person
as a number in a gigantic equation.
It could be for a safe deposit box
or a lockbox.
It's old. Can I try it to see
if it fits something?
But it wasn't working.
Because people aren't like numbers.
They're more like letters.
And those letters
want to become stories.
And Dad said that stories
need to be shared.
That's it, leg, leg, leg, leg!
I had anticipated a six-minute visit
with each person named Black...
...but they were never just six minutes.
Everyone took more time
than I had planned for...
...to try and comfort me
and make me feel better about my dad.
And to tell me their stories.
But I didn't want to feel better
and I didn't want friends.
Tae Kwon Do, museum,
comic book convention.
I just wanted the lock.
Point two five divided by 65...
- 156 days divided by 52
equals three years.
I wasn't getting any closer to my dad.
I was losing him.
MAN [OVER INTERCOM]:
What are you, some kind of asshole?
Dickass!
Shiitake! All of you
in this stupid fukozowa building!
[GRUNTS]
THOMAS [ON RECORDING]:
It must be a very confusing day.
I'll call you right back.
WOMAN:
Message four, Septem...
[GASPS THEN SIGHS]

Clip duration: 159 seconds
Views: 77
Timestamp in movie: 00:00:00
Uploaded: 13 December, 2020
Genres: adventure, drama, mystery
Summary: A nine-year-old amateur inventor, Francophile, and pacifist searches New York City for the lock that matches a mysterious key left behind by his father, who died in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.


Actors

Oskar Schell - Thomas Horn