The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman: The Making of 'The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman'

Synopsis: While travelling abroad to Bucharest, Romania, a footloose young man must undergo a dark and brutal trial by fire to save the love of his life in this flashy. violent comedy-drama starting Shia La Beouf, Evan Rachel Wood and Mads Mikkelsen.
Genre: Short
21 min

Hi, Bill.

I knocked. You know, there's no answer or I

thought, you know, you drowned or something.

Sorry, I didn't drown.

I'm just having a bath.

Charlie, it's time. Your mom, she

They called?

- Yeah.

It's Sambuca.

Put this in your pocket.

We switched to a manual apparatus

which enables us to ease her out.

Out where?

Mr. Green, I honestly think

you're doing the right thing here.

Can I have one of those?

They're for my back.

Can we say for now that

my back hurts too, Bill?

Two's the ticket if it

hurts as much as mine does.

This is what happens. Are you ready?

Took a powder, Charlie?

I'm sorry, it's just that,

that I feel horrible now.

I blame myself, Charlie. I

was never very good at it.

At what?

Being a mom.

No, mom. That's not true.

You were good, you were great.

Weren't you?

I was always so wrapped

up in my own crap.

Meeting Greg, and leaving your dad.

And meeting Bill and leaving Greg. I

could never get the sequences right.

You're a complicated lady.

I didn't mean to be.

Were. I know, I know.

And I sure didn't mean for you

to be running out on death scenes.

And just floating through

your entire existence, Charlie.

I'm the one who's sorry, kiddo.

What do I do now? I still got a

whole life to go now, you know?

Did we not just say

that was never my thing?

Please, mom. I need

you to be specific now.

Just this once. Tell me what to do

I got it.

Go to Bucharest.


Yeah. Go to Bucharest.

Why, mom?

I don't know, it seems specific.

Just do it, Charlie.

Say you promise.

I promise.


I have to go now, Charlie.

Mom, wait a second, I got this I have

this horrible visual in my head of you.

I need something nicer, something fun...

Oh, Charlie... oh, you goof.

Come here.


- God.

Okay, good.


It's okay. Just give us a minute.

We're not together anymore. Go home.

Oh, no. Ted. Oh my god. Ted.

Yeah, you're not funny. Go home.

Ya, Ashley, everything cool?

It's fine, just give us a minute.

What are you gonna do, Chuck Norris?

Go f*ck yourself. Asshole.

I'm moving to Bucharest.

Yeah? Are you sure you're

not thinking of Budapest?

It's supposed to be really nice there.

My mother just died so...

You okay?

- Yeah.

Just take care of yourself, Charles.


What do you mean with touching me?

I didn't. You fell asleep

on my shoulder, sir. Sorry.

What is wrong with your face?

What's that?

Your eyes. Here.

You look bad.

My mother just died.

I'm sorry for you.

My wife died many years time ago.

I never loved another woman since.

Well, I'm sorry for you also.

I make sex with many of them,

sure, but never with love.

I am Victor Ibanescu.

Charlie Countryman. Nice to meet





Why are you going to Bucharest? Tell me.

I don't really know

to be honest with you.

You didn't want to go to Budapest?

No, I was just kinda... yeah, Bucharest.

Just spur of the moment

kind of thing, you know?

I understand this kind of thing.

I see, you don't want to speak with me.

No, I just

No trouble for me. No.

I didn't know if you wanted to keep

speaking or if you wanted your own time.

I speak with you first and you're

not sure I want to speak with you?

Strange way of a mind to be working, no?

Yeah, I'm sorry. That's sort

of why I'm going on this trip.

Work things out in my mind.

Yes, yes. Bafta acolo, Charlie.

Good luck in there!

Thank you.

Bafta acolo.

If you don't mind me asking, how do you

wind up in Chicago when you're from Romania?


- Yeah.

I want to see the Cubbies

at Wrigley's Field.

I want to sing Take Me Out To

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