"The American" June 21st, 2010 page 4. page 4.
He stands up slowly and walks inland towards the corpse that
is just visible now in the shadows beneath the trees.
INGRID follows, frightened.
The MAN is slouched forwards in a drift of snow, his body
cushioned in white softness.
JACK kicks the sole of his boot.
JACK grabs his collar and turns him over. He doesn’t
Checks his neck for a pulse.
There isn’t one.
JACK fumbles at his buttons and rummages in his clothing.
Finds cash and a disposable cigarette lighter but no
What’s happening Jack?
Ingrid, go back to the house and
Who are you?
INGRID sets off, stumbling up the track they have made
through the snow.
JACK shoots her just once, in the nape of her neck.
She twitches in the snow, her blood staining the white fur of
her coat collar.
From a distance, INGRID looks like a shot Snow-hare.
JACK approaches her.
And steps over her, trying not to look down.
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Trying not to look back.
5 EXT. FOREST - MORNING 5
There is a MAN in the forest; he’s standing about 5 meters
away from a dark Mercedes-Benz sedan.
The second hunter.
He is holding an automatic pistol and he’s on alert.
JACK comes from behind, walks around the car and kicks the
car door closed. The man turns around surprised, and Jack
gives him a bigger surprise, he fells him easily with a
bullet in the head.
He removes the clip from his WALTHER and reloads it. Steps in
to the Mercedes and drives to the House.
6 INT. HOUSE - MORNING
JACK packs a few belongings in a large holdall.
7 EXT. HOUSE - MORNING
JACK shoots the front right tire of the SAAB.
Then he gets into the MERCEDES.
And drives off down the forest road.
8 EXT. FERRY - LATE AFTERNOON
We see JACK on the moving ferry, standing next to his car,
looking at the water, his surroundings.
9 INT. ROMA TERMINI TRAIN STATION- DAY
We’re on JACK
It’s Jack. I’m here.
What do you mean, “here”?