The Yellow Handkerchief

Synopsis: One lazy afternoon in a backwater Louisiana town, Martine takes a leap into an unfamiliar convertible. The driver, Gordy, an awkward young itinerant who eyed her in the diner earlier, isn't displeased to find this pretty sylph in his front seat. Soon they meet Brett, a laconic, humble man just released from prison. Martine isn't keen on going solo with Gordy, and now it's raining cats and dogs, so she invites Brett along, and the unlikely trio sets out, each person unsure of the destination. What ensues is a journey through the lush green byways of rural Louisiana and into the depths of these characters' souls.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Udayan Prasad
Production: Samuel Goldwyn Films
Rotten Tomatoes:
102 min

Hey, Brett.

All right. Close seven.

Take it easy out there, Brett.

Bye, Brett. Be true to yourself.

Brett, you take care, man.

You take care, Brett.

Take it easy, bro.

Do what I told you.

Don't you come back now.

I don't want to see you

back here again.

- Bye, Brett.

- Bye, Brett.

- Oh!

- Hey!

You waiting in line?


What kind of feather is that?

In your ear.

- It's a feather.

- It's a cockatoo feather.

I'm Native American lndian, so--


Can I get you something?

Yeah. Beer, please.

Coors? Heineken?

Anything. Um...


Will do.

- Thanks.

- Mm-hmm.

Where would that bus take me?

It just goes the next few stops

before it turns around at Hamilton.

- That's south?

- Uh-huh.

You gotta get across the river

if you want to get much further south.

You could take local buses

all the way down if you got the time.

- Thanks.

- Sure.

You always this talkative?

Do you have

any of these throwaway cameras,

but with expired film in them?

You know, maybe in the back

or something?

I don't give anything away.

No, I want them that way.

I prefer them that way.

This what you're talking about?

- Can I have some fries?



Do you know

where I go to get the ferry?

The river, I guess.

You never taken it?

I never tried.

Oh, so you never wanted

to get to the other side.

I'm sorry, I thought it was funny,

but I guess it's

because I'm Native American,

so I like to see everything I can,

you know, of the land.

- Do I know you?

- No.

What? I can't talk

to anyone around here?

I'm not going to hurt you or anything.

Sure, that's what ax murderers say.

Thanks for the directions.

No problem, baby.

You have a safe trip.

I made a mistake last night,

with you.

I was drunk.

- Okay?

- So we're not going tonight?

Well, hey.

Hey, you want to go with me?

- All right.

- Come on.

I could wait and take you back.

Oh, no, no.

No, no, this was very helpful.

Thank you.


Look at it this way,

it can always get worse.

Yeah, well,

I really don't think so.

Give it time.

You'll be all right.

Good luck.

What are you doing?

Well, I'm

just messing with the camera.

It could be really cool,

you never know.

Hey, do something.

- Something?

- Anything. Just...

Now that's great.

Wait. Will you do

something else freaky, or...

- Would you come here?

Just help me?

When I get my balance,

you can step out of the picture.


You're--You're a circus animal.

Well, here, get this one.

Are you going across?


Well, you could ride with us.

I mean, it's cheaper in one car.

If you take me right back.

We have ourselves a dreamer,

ladies and gentlemen.

I want to go.

I just don't want

to go with him, alone.

That's gonna hit us.

No, It's cool, man.

It's frickin' Tom Sawyer.


Pull it down.

I'm Brett, by the way.

Oh, I'm Gordon.

Everybody calls me Gordy.

Uh, Martine.

You from here, Gordy?

No, I'm from out west.

Are you from here?

Just passing through.

I'm from boring ol' here my whole life.

Well, I'm following the river.

I thought it'd be cool, you know,

down to New Orleans.

Yeah, but these levee things,

they get in the way, though.

She's there though, believe you me.

I was expecting to see more damage.

That was more

down New Orleans way.

I'll collect from you

on the way out.

We won't be coming back today.

- This is fixing to hurt.

- All right.

Get off of me!

Gordy, in the trunk, do you have

anything--cover of any kind?

I have a tent.

It's a plastic one-man thing.

Can I borrow that?

All right.


- What's he doing?

- He's claustrophobic.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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