Just Divorced, or how to rob the Maffia by Benn Flore | Script Revolution

Just Divorced, or how to rob the Maffia

After 40 years of miserable marriages, two 60-year-old totally opposite men are happily divorced and broke. They start dating new ladies make expensive promises and decide to rob the maffia to live happy ever after.



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Based on the Dutch novel and English audiobook

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Two opposite men, just divorced
Outside of a courthouse, 60-year-old boring, religious Harold bumps into lively atheist George, who, like him, is newly divorced and broke. Although Harold’s ex-wife, Cora, was his complete opposite, gambling and drinking, Harold still finds himself depressed. George finds himself happy, however. He dumped his boring, nagging wife. Free at last!

To save money, unreliable George persuades Harold to rent an apartment together. Harold cleans up and cooks, while failed businessman George dreams about a wealthy future and starts internet-dating a new girl. Of course, both George and his online lady lie about their age, looks and wealth, as many others like themselves are wont to do. As a result of their made up identities, George fails to realize that it’s Harold’s cheating, sexy ex-wife Cora who’s on the other side of the screen.

Dating new ladies
George’s lively, extremely religious ex-wife meets Cora, not knowing her online double-life dating her ex-husband. These contrasting women, one dull and religious, the other lively and atheist, become friends just like their exes, Harold and George, are doing with each other. They, too, long for a happy last decade or so of life. Therefore, Cora persuades her new Christian friend to start dating, too. Under the internet nickname ‘Angel,’ she meets the man of her dreams -- who happens to be Harold, eagerly looking for a woman to spend his life with in Bible studies and church visits. We see the two men “exchanging wives” without noticing.

Expensive promises
Deeply in love, George, with his made-up wealth, makes expensive promises to his new internet girlfriend, promising they’ll live happily ever after (and rich) on a sunny island in the Caribbean. Desperate to live up to these promises, he decides to rob the Maffia.

Robbing the Maffia
Being so Christian, Harold refuses to steal. But, as a loyal and dumb friend, he will help. The following Friday, they steal a money courier’s suitcase. Unfortunately, it is filled with old newspapers. The thieves robbed the thieves, so to speak, before our two friends stepped in. George collapses in a nervous breakdown.

Feeling the pressure, Harold steps up his game. He also made promises and booked a journey to the Vatican with his internet Angel. After all, stealing from the Mafia isn’t really stealing, right? This is justice, distributing money back into where it belongs, into the economy. Better still, Harold will spend it in the Vatican. Under his lead, they succeed, finding the swapped suitcase, and become rich.

When a policeman appears, it all seems to fall apart. Luckily, Harold is smart enough to hand over the case with the old newspapers.

With the good suitcase, Harold and George rush to the airport to discover they dated each other's former wives. George’s boring ex is now dolled up and worldly, while overdressed, sexy Cora now looks respectable. The two women taught each other a lot about life -- like our friends also did. Harold is much more relaxed now, while George prays and thanks God for his riches.

Trailer 'Just Divorced': 23 min. short adapted from the book and script.
Submitted: November 17, 2017
Last Updated: November 2, 2020

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The Writer: Benn Flore

Benn Flore is a Dutch published writer and marketeer with his own agency Florad Fantasy. Today he works on novels, screenplays and every year one (short) movie production on days he isn't playing soccer with his grandchildren. Long time ago he wrote for Dutch tv-comedians and had his cartoons published in newspapers. Benn took up writing again after retrieving from his local marketing company. Five of Flore's books are published, some have been (native) translated into English and adapted into short movies. Awards starting with his first novel In 2010 Benn Flore won the Dutch local version of the Roosevelt Award by the Roosevelt Academy with his first novel 'Three Religions, One Killer'... Go to bio

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