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Minnesota in 2006. At the request of the survivors, the
names have been changed. Out of respect for the dead, the
rest has been told exactly as it occurred.
FLARE TO WHITE:
EXT. TWO LANE HIGHWAY. RURAL MINNESOTA - DAY
make out a two lane road. A car emerges from the snow --
INT. CAR (TRAVELING) - DAY
LORNE MALVO, age unknown, birth place unknown, sits behind
doesn’t show it.
Malvo ignores it.
popping open -- before coming to rest on its wheels.
waist-deep snow, making for the tree line.
Beat. The driver’s door opens. Slowly, Malvo climbs out.
His head is bleeding where it hit the windshield. He stands
unsteadily in the snow, getting his bearings.
ANGLE ON THE OTHER MAN
center of the road where the deer lays on its side,
struggling to get up. Three of its four legs are broken, but
animal, looking down.
CLOSE UP ON THE DEER
mouth, mortally wounded.
CLOSE UP ON MALVO
Studying it’s eyes. What does he see in there?
animal, half machine.
LESTER NYGAARD, 40, home for lunch, sits at the kitchen
step on his foot. His wife, PEARL, 39, is heating up a can
of soup at the stove. We get the sense she has been talking
-- Saturday. I said we’d bring a
Jello salad, but Kitty said
meatloaf, so --
(snaps out of it)
What’s that, hon?
I said it’s Scotty’s birthday
Saturday. We’re supposed ta be at
your brother’s at one. With
It sounds different today, don’t ya
I’m washing towels. That’s the
She sits. They eat.
Kitty says they just got one of
those fancy European all in ones.
Says it washes and dries. One
machine. Can you believe that?
I bet that set them back a penny.
He can afford it, your brother.
Kitty said he just got a big
promotion. After only working
there a year.
Kitty said they got one of those
new surround-sound systems too.
That’s what I said. We had a good
It’s just slow now. At the shop.
Oh, hon. That’s what you always
Beat. They eat. Lester wipes his mouth, stands.
Well, better get back to it.
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