London. The Stanhope Hotel, Park Lane. 16.00 A normal afternoon. The Manager - Newly engaged Elena Serenko has just made the life-changing decision to quit her job and start a new life in Australia. The Guests - Upstairs, a young woman waits for her lover; a visiting family prepare for an evening out; and a sick man contemplates his own mortality.
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