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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:
make out a two lane road. A car emerges from the snow --
INT. CAR (TRAVELING) - DAY
doesn’t show it.
Malvo ignores it.
waist-deep snow, making for the tree line.
unsteadily in the snow, getting his bearings.
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.
mouth, mortally wounded.
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
I’m washing towels. That’s the
She sits. They eat.
Kitty says they just got one of
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
Well, better get back to it.