PART ONE: RED MUSTANG
NAT.а аA PRAIRIEа аNIGHT
The slope of a hill, on it rises an Indian YOUTH, dressed only in loin-cloth, in his hands is a bundle.
Having climbed up on a hill, he spreads a skin of the buffalo and sits on it. He sings.
NAT.а аA HILLа аDAY
The Youth sleeps.
NAT.а аA HILLа аNIGHT
The Youth again sits and sings.
NAT. ааA HILLа аEVENING
The wind blows. The Youth sleeps. Suddenly a red shadow lies on him. He wakes up, looks at the sky, there is a red cloud resembling the horse.
He is frightened, he looks at the cloud. The Youth sings. In the sky is a thunder and lightning. The rain begins. The Youth is shown half-faced, he looks at the sky, the cloud remains on itТs place and does not change the form, he continues singing. Tears or drops of rain roll down by his face.
NAT. A HILL NIGHT
The Youth goes back: the half of the screen occupies the pre-dawn sky, another half - ground, he is in the middle.
The Youth approaches to camp, comes into one tipi.
INT. AN INDIAN TIPI NIGHT
The hearth burns. The Youth makes his way deep into the tipi.а There he wakes the sleeping man.
GRANDFATHER - gray-haired old man, wakes up, sits and looks at him.
The vision already has come? Or youТve frozen?
Grandfather, IТve seen the red mustang in the sky. The lightning and thunder came from it. It was dancing.
And I think, where from is this rain.
Grandfather laughs, then his face turns to serious.
This is a good vision for the Crow people. Put some brushwood into the fire. Now we shall smoke.
The Youth feeds the fire. The grandfather takes the pipe and lights it. The Youth accepts it from his hands and smokes.
NAT. ааPRAIRIE аааDAY
The Crow war party of ten warriors. They ride upwards on a hill. On a crest of a hill they stop and see the similar group of Sioux below.
ONE OF CROW
They are Sioux. They cause us on fight.
group comes down the mountain. Both groups stay in ranks before
each other on the distance of
The Youth accepts a challenge and rushes to the enemy with coup stick.
One of Sioux rides towards. A rabbit runs out of bushes and it runs directly under the legs of his horse. It frightens, rears up, the warrior falls, his head hits a stone. He lays unconscious, his eyes are open, blood on his head.
Second Sioux tries to shoot with his bow. HorseТs hoof gets in a hole. The horse falls. His arrow misses and is stuck into ground near the Youth.
third warrior at full tilt aims at the Youth from a gun,
shoots. The Youth issues a war-cry. Sioux misses. Having approached closer, Sioux
tries to knock him down the horse by the butt of his rifle. The Youth evades,
beats him by coup-stick,
The Youth jumps off from the horse and snatches a gun of Sioux, who lays in dismay, leaning on his elbows. The joyful Youth lifts a gun above his head, holding it by both hands, shows it to his tribesmen and issues a shout of victory.
Sioux gets tomahawk, and at this moment he sees the lightning. The figure of Crow Youth stands just before the lightning.
Sioux sees his magic power and sings a song of death. The young man turns to Sioux warrior, looks at him with absolution. The Youth sits on his horse and rides to his tribesmen, they lift spears and guns to welcome the hero.
THE CROW PEOPLE
Red Mustang! Red Mustang!
NAT. ааINDIAN SETTLEMENT аааDAY
Cloudy. Several vans go across the prairie in support of ten riders. They are indians, but are dressed in the european clothes: hats, costumes, though with plaits, and over their costumes are blankets.
Vans approach to a settlement from wooden houses alternated with indian tipi.
THE RED MUSTANG, the same Youth, but grown up, sits on the horse. He has arrived with vans. Other Indian, younger - COYOT approaches to him. Red Mustang dismounts. They go together in silence.
What is the weather at the whites?
We were compelled to sign the contract.
We will have more money and less freedom.
(stops and breaks into a smile)
Red Mustang, your daughter was born.
The red Mustang stops, he smiles happily, embraces Coyot and runs into one of wooden houses. Opens a door.
INT. аааHOUSE OF RED MUSTANG аааDAY
Wooden walls, a calendar with the maiden dancing cancan. Chatter of the sewing machine. At the machine sits the WIFE of Red Mustang, she sews. At a stove the OLD WOMAN fries something.
The door opens, Red Mustang comes in. His wife rises. He runs up to childТs bed, the Wife stands in expectation. Red Mustang slows his step, cautiously takes newborn and clasps it to his bosom.
Wife approaches to them, and the three of them embrace. The Old Woman looks at them happily, she smiles, but continues to fry.
Red Mustang looks through a window, swinging his daughter, and his face becomes troubled.
NAT. аааINDIAN SETTLEMENT аааDAY
People on the street approach to a van, and the man in a costume distributes them buckets, shovels Е (a sight from Red MustangТs window).
INT. аааHOUSE OF RED MUSTANGааа аDAY
Red Mustang inclines his face to daughter.
We should survive.
NAT. аааA COAST OF THE RIVER NEAR AN INDIAN SETTLEMENT ааааDAY
On a coast sits MAY - Red MustangТs daughter, the girl ten years old, Red Mustang approaches to her, sits down beside. They look at the river.
Do you miss your friends?
I shall see them all at school soon.
You are sad. Why?
(turning to him)
Daddy, I do not want to go to school of white people. I want to stay with you!
(embraces him, cries)
I want to be always with you, daddy.
I shall be always with you. I have a gift for you.
He takes a bundle of a checkered fabric from his pocket, unwraps it and takes out a wooden red horse.
When you miss me, you can talk to me through it. It is stronger, than telephone of the white man. No wires, and nobody will overhear us.
Red Mustang smiles. May smiles to him.
NAT. аааWASTE GROUND NEAR A BOARDING SCHOOL аааDAY
The van goes towards the school.
NAT. аааYARD OF A CATHOLIC BOARDING SCHOOL аааDAY
The van approaches to the building of the boarding school, stops in the yard, driver helps four indian girls to get out of the van. Among them is May. The girls are dressed differently, some in beautiful indian beaded dress, some - in modest cloth dresses of white style.
Prioresses in black-and-white robes, and quaint headdresses pass them, they conduct rank of girls dressed in uniform.
INT. ааааCORRIDOR OF A CATHOLIC BOARDING SCHOOLаа аDAY
Prioress with her Assistant conduct four new girls. The girls are perplexed, they look around.
INT. аааROOM OF THE BOARDING SCHOOL аааDAY
Prioress builds the girls in a rank. Her eyes are light-blue, almost colourless, in her hands - a large wooden ruler. She approaches to a window folds her hands on her breast. Her face is inspired.
(looking at the window)
I welcome you in our new family, at christian school, where you will live a new life overflowed by love and humility. We should refuse your dark past, and with love to Jesus we shall enter the radiant future.
The Prioress turns to children. Indian girls look on her, someone with misunderstanding in sight, someone is inspired, someone looks with suspicion.
May looks down. Prioresses face turns to strict. She comes towards May and lifts her chin by the ruler.
And your pagan past we shall eradicate utterly.
The Assistant takes bundles of the girls and inspects them. In MayТs bag the Prioress finds a photo of her father Red Mustang. She tears a photo to four parts and throws on the floor. May looks on a photo silently, she is in tears.
May falls, she is trying to pick up scraps. But Assistant beats her hands by a ruler. May cries.
Assistant gives to the Prioress red wooden horse.
(addressing to May)
What is it? An amulet?
It is simply a doll.
You can leave it.
INT. аааROOM OF A BOARDING SCHOOLаа аDAY
May sits on the chair. Assistant strews her head by a white powder. The BARBER cuts her hair off.
The hair falls on the floor with tears, May looks downwards, lifts eyes on the red horse, standing on a little table and begins to smile. The Barber is contented.
See, it is not so bad.
May smiles through tears. Her Horse smiles to her.
NAT. INDIAN RESERVATION DAY
Middle sixties. The red УmustangФ drives up to remote house. the old indian woman Ц May leaves the car, in her hands is a block of cigarettes.
Her daughter ROSE, grandchildren - the girl, five years old, and the boy of seven years follow her. All three carry packages of food, boyТs hair are cut, all are dressed in the european clothes.
On the porch Red Mustang meets them.
He takes the boy on his hands, lifts highly, then kisses him and puts on the ground.
Takes the girl, as lifts her.
Grow such high.
(puts the girl)
Go in the house.
INT. ааHOUSE OF RED MUSTANGаа аDAY
All family - Red Mustang, his daughter May, grand daughter Rose and the great-grandchildren, sit at the table.
(addressing to May)
I see, youТve became good lady. Well arranged in the world of the white people. It is good. It is necessary to survive in the white world, but you should always remember, that we are Crow.
Father, there everybody pretends, that he is well arranged. I always regret about those times, which have left. But I can leave for those times at any moment. On a red mustang.
I did not know, that your machine is a time machine.
May, smiling, takes the red wooden horse from a pocket and shows, as if horse clatters along the table.
That is my time machine.
(horse jumps over a plate)
It helps me to overcome any obstacles.
(looks at her)
I lived to hear this words. Daughter, IТm happy.
May smiles. The screen darkens.
PART TWO: FIXED ON CRUCIFIXION
NAT.а ааWASTE GROUND NEAR A CATHOLIC BOARDING SCHOOL аааDAY
Desert autumn landscape, the ancient building of the boarding school is seen in the distance.
INT.а ааROOM OF BOARDING SCHOOL аааDAY
A basement room, resembling Catholic monastery. MOTHER HELEN, rigid lady, faces to group of the girls - pupils, aged 16. One of the girls is INGA. She is blond.
So, have you understood averything?
You can go. Inga, stay.
The girls leave.
Inga, you were guilty three times. YouТve washed utensils disgustingly, the prioress complained, you was noticed in a sin of masturbation, and under any pretexts try to avoid studying of psalms.
In punishment - 12 blows of the birch.
(falls on her knee, folds hands in a pray)
Mother Helen! Please, donТt do it!
You should fall on your knee earlier!
Mother Helen lifts IngaТs skirt, under it is nothing. Mother HelenТs shivering hand stretches to naked thigh, but she draws her hand aside and begins whipping.
In the name of the Father the Son and Sacred Spirit Е
To expel from her a demon, to rescue her soul, the godТs slave Inga.
Inga is in tears, she looks at the large bronze crucifixion, hanging on a stone wall. We see a portrait of the bronze Christ, looking on her with grief.
Having whipped Inga, Mother Helen leans to her ass by a cheek and strokes it.
Girl, do you think, itТs easy? ItТs heavy, for all of us are guilty by the original sin.
Mother HelenТs face is stricken with passion.
Tear-stained Inga looks at the crucifixion.
We see the crucifixion, closely, itТs arms are outstretched to the whole screen.
NAT. аааTHE HOSPITAL YARDаа аDAY
The red machine "Mustang" approaches, the door opens, we see womanТs legs in black stockings, high-heeled shoes. The door is clapped, signalization peeps, the legs go.
We see the back of the sexual woman with a beautiful figure. We see her face, self-confident, with scarlet plump lips and beaty-spot. A wavy light hair. It is Inga, grown-up.
INT. ааCORRIDOR OF THE HOSPITAL аааDAY
Inga goes along the corridor, she passes patients, waiting for their turn. She stops, points by a finger with red nail on a door.
Who is the last?
The visitors are silent. One of the girl points on an OLD WOMAN.
Inga sits next to the Old Woman. Silence.
(asks Old Woman in a whisper)
There is a man or a woman?
Old Woman doesnТt answer.
Excuse me, there is a man or a woman?
Old Woman looks at her discontentedly, but doesnТt answer.
Inga rises, approaches to the GIRL and asks the same question.
Excuse me, there is a man or a woman?
I think, man.
Inga comes back, to her seat.
All sit in strained silence. We hear, as the door opens, somebody comes into the surgery somebody comes out.
Inga is nervous. She takes out a nail-file, begins to make manicure. Nervously throws a nail-file into the bag.
The door of the surgery opens again.
The WOMAN approaches to her.
YouТre the last?
The Old Woman leaves the surgery, now is IngaТs turn.
Inga rises, and quickly goes away.
Do you go?
Inga begins to run.
She slows her step on the stairs. Stops, turns and rises back slowly, covering her face with a hand. She takes a seat, the Woman leaves the surgery, looking at her like at mad.
INT.ааа SURGERYаа аDAY
Inga comes in, puts a card on a table. By the table sits doctor, his name is MAX. He looks in a card.
Undress, and take your place.
In the rear is shown gynecological chair. Behind it we see undressing Inga.
Max approaches to the chair. His face is serious.
Inga lays, with fear and expectation on her face.
Again we see doctorТs serious face. He makes something.
Inga begans to smile to herself.
Max stands by the sink, he removes and throws out gloves, washes hands. Sits down by his table and examines some papers.
Inga is already dressed.
All is in the order. The analyses are good.
(not tearing away from his papers)
Can I ask you a personal question?
YouТre at work.
(writing something in a card)
(looks at him)
Max is bewildered, he looks at the girl.
Are you married?
And you wanted to make a date?
Max smiles, gives her a card.
Something like that.
(accepts a card, smiling)
Well, I shall think.
Inga leaves a surgery, we see her going by the corridor. As soon as аshe turns to the staircase and there is alone, she leans to the wall, looks up and smiles.
INT. аааMUSEUM аааDAY
Historical or ethnographic hall. Max and Inga go on a background of the Egyptian mummies, ancient amphora, prehistoric drawings ets. Inga holds his hand.
You always make appointments in a museum?
YouТre an exception.
It is a compliment?
Yes, if you want.
And why a museum?
I think, if the man is not bored in a museum, he can feel the time. And I should not play for him. Neither Chaplin, nor Bill Gates.
My husband always played. A hero. And he was good in this role. He is always like on the war, even when in bed.
INT. аааINGAТS FLAT аааNIGHT
Max and Inga lay on a large bed, smoke.
Do you have wife?
ItТs a long story. Two times I was divorced. Now IТm married the third time.
And what you have told to your wife?
That I have an appointment, probably, I shall come tomorrow.
Was happy to rest from me even a day.
You love her?
(turns to him)
(looking in her eyes)
And whom stronger?
Must I throw a coin?
YouТre such mysterious Е
The Inga stands on all fours (on her hands and knees), representing a cat, purrs, climbs on him.
The sexual intercourse, woman is above. Inga is slightly covered by white sheet. The bed is white, and all other room is in darkness.
A grey kat, sitting in a corner, looks at them.
NAT. ааSTREET NEAR INGAТS HOUSEааа NIGHT
A taxi stops near the entrance. The man with rucksack leaves it, pays off with the taxi driver. It is OSKAR. He is dressed in soldier's uniform boots. Goes along the street, heels knock.
INT. ааINGAТS FLAT аааNIGHT
The cat jumps, slightly opens a door in a corridor, goes there.
INT. аааENTRANCE аааNIGHT
The legs in soldier's boots rise by the stairs.
INT. аааINGAТS FLAT CORRIDOR аааNIGHT
The key slowly turns, the door opens, we see Oskar. On a floor lays a rectangular of light and a long shadow of Oskar. Oscar puts rucksack on the floor, stretches cat, unlaces boots.
We see him from a back going towards the room. Behind runs the cat.
Oskar approaches to the door and gently opens it.
He watches Inga fucking. He isnТt noticed.
Oskar look indifferently.
Beautiful erotic shootings. Inga groans, hair fall down beautifully.
Oscar takes a gun, clicks safety catch.
This click stops the pair. Max and Inga turn their heads and look at him frightened.
Oskar, holding a pistol in one hand, switches the light by another.
IТve disturbed you?
They look at him silently.
They look at him(it).
Oscar screws a muffler on the pistol.
Let's die beautifully. I say, continue.
Inga and Max are silent.
Oscar strikes Inga a swinging blow by a pistol, she falls.
Max rises, wrapped in the sheet, Oscar kicks him in the groin. Max is bent. Oscar kicks him on the face. Max overturns and falls. The third blow Ц by the pistol - comes down on his head.
Oscar stands by the table, takes cigarettes from it, smokes.
Oscar leaves the room. Switches off the light. Blackout.
а(behind the screen)
INT. аааINGAТS FLATаа аNIGHT
The hours on the wall show three. Camera slides down. On the floor lays Max, with closed eyes and blood on his head. The floor is flooded with water. The light is turned off.
Max opens eyes, looks at the water, rises, approaches to Inga, pulls her about, she comes to sences.
What is it?
Water. And whereТs husband?
I donТt know.
Inga rises, goes to the corridor, full of water, runs.
She slips on wet floor and falls.
Rises, opens a door of the bathroom. Bright light hurts her eyes.
INT.аа аBATHROOMаа аNIGHT
They see hanged Oscar, his back to the spectator. The bathroom is full of water. Inga approaches to Oskar, embraces him, slowly sits down, her arms slip to OscarТs legs.
She is standing, takes MaxТs hand, they go in the room together.
Max calls to police.
They sit in wet clothes and wait. They begin to feel bored.
Inga switches on the tape recorder, walks towards Max.
They begin a slow dance.
They are kissed. Their hands go down each otherТs backs. Camera follows them.
Camera shows bare feet, plashing in the water. In the rear we see open door of the bathroom and hanged Oscar.
INT. ааPOLICE аааMORNING
Max is sitting at the table. Before him is INVESTIGATOR, on a table - dictophone.
When I came to senses Ц the whole room was full of water. Inga went to the corridor and cried.
He was his back to you or face?
Well, thanks. I shall call you, or send a summons.
NAT. аааCEMETERYаа аDAY
The PRIEST, Inga and four terrible-looking DIGGERS with shovels. The Priest is praying. Inga takes a pinch of ground and throws it so, as if salts. Then she turns, lowers a veil, goes away.
The Diggers begin digging, Inga is visible on a background.
Inga sits in the red лmustang╗, the car starts.
INT. аааMAXТS FLATаа аNIGHT
Max is watching TV. The phone calls. Max takes it. On a wall behind his the Catholic bronze cross is seen.
INGAТS VOICE IN THE PHONE
I do not want to stay here, IТve decided to sell my flat, it is bad.
At your entrance.
Max with the phone approaches to a window, looks at her, she is sitting in red car with the phone and looks at him.
Will you come to me, or we shall walk?
At first we shall take a walk.
INT. аааINGAТS CARааа NIGHT
Max and Inga are silent. Inga drives the car. She is in tears, he is smoking.
Inga stops the car.
Do you want to speak something?
I thought, silence is rather good.
Why you can not calm me? I thought, youТre wise, and youТre - just like others.
(continues to smoke)
If you want, I can leave.
Do not hurt me more.
Inga falls on him. Max strikes her.
You lied me that you are married.
Why you never answer on a question directly?
Instinct of self-preservation.
Inga begins to kiss him passionately. Climbs on him, the sexual act begins. One of the passing cars signals.
NAT. аааCOAST OF THE SEA ааааNIGHT
Max and Inga are swimming.
(spins in the water)
Do you know, what I want most of all?
To be a mermaid?
Not now, but it was my dream forа long time. To be a mermaid, but not on the pan, and not in aquarium.
Well then, maybe, you want to live on a desert island, only you and me and nobody is around.
(flings by head, her hair fan out)
No, we are already on the desert island.
Inga comes to Max, puts her hands to his breast, nestles to him.
I want to become a gold fish to fulfil all your desires.
(lifts her eyes, looks at him)
But you must want somethingЕ
NAT.аа аCAFE аааDAY
Max is sitting at a little table. Inga comes to him.
All is excellent,
IТve sold the flat. Now I shall talk about sale of my car.
Do you really want to sell it?
I donТt need it.
When is the meeting?
In thirty minutes in this cafe.
So we have time to drink a cup of coffee.
They drink coffee.
I want to danceЕ
We hear the signal of the car, they turn and see, unfamiliar man standing near IngaТs car. He signals through an open window. This man is BORIS.
Inga waves her hand, Boris smiles, comes to them.
(shakes hands with Max)
And we, as I think, studied together in
Boris sits down, Max rises.
Excuse me, I shall leave you, IТll go to buy newspapers.
Crosses the road.
Inga opens her bag and gives some papers and keys to Boris.
I wish you good luck.
I want to tell, that my dream has come true. I saw this car in my dreams from childhood. If you suddenly need my help, or you want to look at mustang - call on this telephone.
Rises, kisses her hand, gives her a card.
It was very pleasant to get acquainted with you.
So it was to me
Max is coming back to cafe. Between him and Inga pass two girls in monastic robes and prioress. Camera is focused on them.
Inga looks at them disturbed. One of the girls turns to us, it is Inga in childhood.
Strange man. We never even said УHalloФ.
Inga smiles, omits her face, drives her finger on a table.
And I like him.
The Max lights a cigarette.
(pulls him about)
I think we should by a bottle of vine and go to your home.
INT. аааMAXТS FLATааа NIGHT
Vine is poured in a glass.
Inga, naked and drunk, approaches to a bed, on which Max is laying.
I donТt want.
She sits on a bed, gulps from the glass also dances with two glasses in hands.
Drink, Max, please.
She drains her glass at one draught, puts it on a floor and begins to kiss Max. She kisses him in lips, his neck, breast, the heavy sighs are audible. They begin sex. She is above.
Her eyes are closed, she groans. She slowly opens eyes and sees before herself the crucifixion, hanging on the wall.
(sobers up, shouts)
I can not stand this any more!
Falls, rises in tears.
(to the crucifixion)
Why do you pursue me all my life!
The cross is shown largely.
I hate you! Leave me, you hear?
She jumps, breaks the crucifixion off the wall and throws it in the window. It crushes window glass and flies in the night. Silence. The quiet starlit sky is shown through the broken wndow.
INT. аааTHE BUSаа аDAY
Inga is sitting in the bus. She wears black dress, black veil. The bus is stopped by police, the patrol enters, checks the documents. They leave the bus, it goes further. It stops in a field, in the distance lonely monastery is seen. It is the same building, where was May.
Inga with a suitcase goes towards monastery. We see her black silhouette on an autumn landscape.
PART THREE: SEVENTEENTH KILOMETER
NAT.а ааCEMETERYаа аNIGHT
Near a cemetery is a two-storied house, the light is burning in it.
INT. аааCOUNTRY HOUSE аааNIGHT
Room in the ground floor. HOSE Ц a fat Latin-American opens a window. ItТs raining. Hose approaches to the radio, turns it on. Sounds VagnerТs, лFlight of Valkiries╗. Hose ecoes to it, stuffs a cigarette. When it is stuffed, Hose sits in an armchair, looks on Mona LisaТs reproduction on the wall. Inserts the cigarette into teeth, takes a toy pistol - lighter, lights it.
A knock is audible.
Hose looks at the toy clock in the shape of Mickey-mouse, it shows three. He puts a cigarette and a lighter on a coffee table, opens a drawer, there is nothing, except the real pistol. He takes a revolver, rises from his armchair, thrusts it behind under the аbelt, approaches to the door. Looks in a peephole, quietly opens the door.
The WOMAN comes in, but we see only her hands. The hands get from a bag a purse, from a purse - money, stretch it to Hose.
Hose goes to the room, approaches to the stuffed owl, presses on itТs eye, with his hand under itТs tail, therefrom he takes a little packet. He gives a packet to the Woman (we see only their hands again).
Maybe youТll stay?
Thanks, not now maybe next time.
Next time can never come Е
The Woman leaves, he closes the door.
Counting money, he approaches to Mona LisaТs reproduction, moves it aside, we see the safe, in a niche. He opens a door, puts there money, closes, puts picture on itТs place, turns to the camera. Suddenly his eyes stop in one point, he looks frightened.
A sound of a shot is heard and Mona Lisa is painted in red sparks. Music лFlight Valkiries╗ proceeds.
Behind a window is thunder and lightning.
NAT.а ааCEMETERYаа аNIGHT
Raining. The STRANGER in coat with a hood runs through the cemetery. Gun shots or peals of thunder are heard. The stranger continues to run. He passes grave fencings, slips in pools, dodges from the tree branches. Finally he runs out on the road. Suddenly he is lit by car headlights. Muffled stroke is heard, he overturns.
The Stranger is laying on the ground in an unnatural pose, his legs are bound, hands are stretched like lashes.
DRIVER opens a door, runs up to him, examines his pulse. We donТt see DriverТs face.
Driver opens StrangerТs eyelids, and lights in his face by torch.
Having convinced, that the man is dead, Driver pulls him in the ditch, slips on a wet grass, falls.
Comes back to the car. Finds on his way a packet, wants to throw it out, but gropes something interesting in it. It is a pack of money, Driver quickly throws it back in the packet, runs with it in the car. The car darts off.
INT. аааCAFE аааDAY
At a little table sits young beautiful brunette JANNA, she reads a newspaper. The door of cafe is open, a middle-aged dark-haired man comes in. ItТs BORIS. He smiles, but looks strained and disturbed. Approaches to Janna, kisses her in cheek, sits down beside.
How did you come?
It is good.
WAITER approaches, stretches the menu.
Janna looks in the menu.
Two biscuitsЕ Will you?
Then three. Chocolate, pomegranate juice and kebab.
Have you chosen?
Two coffee with cognac two sandwiches.
And, please, tulips.
Waiter leaves, they are in good spirits.
LetТs make a holiday!
Did your grandmother die and leave a great inheritance?
How did you know?
IТm hereditary medicine woman of the Sioux tribe.
(makes a frightening grimace, opening her palms wide)
Through the window we see the police car stopped near cafe, Boris changes his countenance.
Nothing, why do you think?
At this moment POLICEMAN comes in cafe. Boris is trying not to look at Policeman, but his attention is riveted to him. The policeman approaches to the counter, takes ice-cream and goes away.
Janna is puzzled, she suspects something.
а(looking in her eyes)
IТve knocked down a cat when driving. CanТt forget it.
Janna, looks at his eyes, takes his hand, puts it to her cheek, smiles.
Waiter brings the order.
I missed it all in my childhoodЕ Now, when I have what I wanted in childhood, I regret that the past will never return.
Imagine, that youТre little and eat.
Janna closes her eyes, bites off a cake, chews and smiles happily.
Have you managed?
Yes Е ItТs niceЕ
I sometimes buy toys, of which I dreamed when was little. They are automatically sent in my childhood.
The real time machine!
Know, we sometimes really can go to the past and in the past change our present.
She moves to him, clings to him, not paying attention to the visitors, begins to kiss him, Boris is confused, looks around.
The lonely old man, watching on them, turns away.
The girl eating ice-cream, looks at them with open mouth.
It is very simple.
Will you learn me?
а(kisses her nose)
You should simply recollect any moment in your life and look at it from different point. And then you begin to appreciate nowadays reality another way.
You should write the book about it.
She sits on her chair again, takes her cake by two fingers, and sends it in bright mouth.
Boris drinks coffee at one draught. Weakens a tie.
NAT. аааBRIDGE аааDAY
They walk along the bridge.
WhereТre we going?
Want to make me a proposal?
Yes, but not today. I have an important news for you.
They go down the shore of the river. Booris scoops a handful of water, washes his face. Wipes hands with a handkerchief.
I really have got the inheritance. From grandmother.
Grandmother? So, IТm really a medicine woman? See, you never spoke to me, that you have grandmother.
There was no occasion.
Well, congratulations. Also accept my condolences.
(stretches hand to him)
I want you to go with me to
I never was there.
INT. аааBORISТS FLATаа аDAY
The door opens, enter Boris and Janna. Janna throws her coat and handbag on the sofa, sits. Camera shows different toys overcrowding the flat: airplanes, tanks, teddy-bears, a Mickey-mouse clock.
ThereТre a lot of things, you missed in childhood.
My God, IТm so tired Е
Boris opens a bar, pours two glasses of vine, they drink.
INT. аааBORISТS BEDROOM аааNIGHT
Moonlight. They lay on the bed, Boris over Janna and gently kisses her, both are naked.
Yes, really, I desire to go away. I want to live on the seacoast, to have many children Е To paintЕ I want,а our children to speak spanish. When we shall go?
As soon as I shall finish my business here.
а(turns to him)
Will you really take me?
And you want to go separately?
INT. аааBORISТS BEDROOM аааMORNING
Boris rises, dresses, drinks coffee, leaves.
NAT. аааSTREETаа аMORNING
Boris goes out of his house. Sits in the red car, drives off.
INT.а ааBORISТS BEDROOM аааMORNING
Janna cautiously observes departure of the car from the window. She is naked.
She begins to search something all around the flat. Janna opens wardrobes, bookcases, saucepans, basket with a dirty linenЕ shakes up the books. Disembowels a toy bear, ripping it by knife.
What have you done with this money?
What for, what for? What for you go to
She begins to rush about the flat and comes into rage. She falls on the floor and begins to cry.
INT.а ааBORISТS BATHROOM аааMORNING
Janna faces to a mirror.
You calm down, you should set yourselves to rights, you should clean allЕ You understand me, bitch?! Understand or not? Well, if you understand, smile!
Janna dries tears, looks and smiles to the reflection. The reflection smiles to her in answer.
NAT. аааSTREET аааMORNING
Janna goes along the street, stops at the telephone and dials a familiar number.
(in a business-like tone)
Hi. It is necessary to meet. In three on the same place.
NAT. аааBENCH IN THE PARKаа аDAY
On a bench sits Janna, reading the newspaper. We see man's legs, going towards her. It is legs of the JOURNALIST. Journalist sits down on a bench next to Janna, but we donТt see his face (we see them from a back).
You write good articles.
And by the order?
IТm a creative man. All depends on inspiration Е and inspiration Ц on money.
I need an article. IТll pay you.
For a heart attack?
Something about it.
The newspaper is needed in one copy. Except you, me and one son of a bitch nobody will see it.
Plot is yours?
I believe, yes.
NAT. аааHIGHWAY аааDAY
The red machine goes along the highway. There are Boris and Janna. Janna reads the newspaper aloud.
An accident or deliberate murder.
At night since Thursday to Friday near the
Boris abruptly stops the machine, seizes the newspaper and begins to re-read to himself. In the newspaper we see identikit resembling Boris.
DonТt speak anything, IТve understood all. TheyТre searching for you. I know, where you can hide. My aunt has a summer cottage on the thirteenth kilometer. I think, it is time to escape. You will live there for a while, and I shall buy the tickets on the nearest ship.
NAT. аааNEAR SUMMER COTTAGEааа NIGHT
The light is burning in the window. The car approaches to the house, Janna goes out, knocks conventionally. Boris opens the door. Janna is anxious.
INT.аа аSUMMER COTTAGEааа NIGHT
Janna comes in.
TheyТre searching you. Everywhere.
Your photos are all around the cityЕ They think, that you killed drug dealer and then got rid of your partner. The police shadows your flat.
But I havenТt killed anybodyЕ
Janna embraces him, cries.
I believe you. And it is me only, who believes you, that is the problem, dear.
Maybe I should surrender?
I wanted to tell you something. I am pregnant. We will have a child. I do not want, you to be in prison when itТll be born. We should make everything to escape.
IТve already done all. We have two tickets on a ship. WeТll sail tomorrow at night.
DearЕ maybe, youТll stay tonight?
I must prepare things and documents. WeТll meet tomorrow.
Well. But where?
In the city it is impossible, it is dangerous. ThereТre patrols on the road. How do you think, where they wait us the less?
Near the cemetery, on seventeenth kilometer.
Quite a good idea.
Are you kidding?
It is not a time for jokes. If you really knew the situation, you would agree with me.
Well. But where and when?
Near old chapel at three oТclock. I shall drive, twinkle two times by headlights, you will answer to me by the lamp. Two times. So:
Janna blinks two times by the lamp, gives it to Boris.
We will meet and go.
Take with yourself only the most necessary. Probably, tomorrow will be a rain, I brought you a raincoat.
NAT. аааCEMETERY NEAR CHAPELаа аNIGHT
Boris in the raincoat stands and smokes. It is raining. The car approaches. The headlights flash two times. Boris takes a package, goes on a signal. In the answer Boris blinks two times by the lamp. Towards him goes an unindentified figure, dazzling him by a light.
Janna, is it you? Janna, where are you?
The lantern blinds him, he closes by hand. Two shots are heard. In the sky are lightning and thunder.
Boris runs on pools, making his way through the trees and branches.
Boris, it is me, Boris, stop!
He runs out on the road, the car drives towaeds him, it has no time to brake and knocks him down.
The driver goes out. He approaches to Boris, feels his pulse.
INT. аааHOSEТS HOUSEааа NIGHT
Mona Lisa on the wall. Before it sits Hose.
He stuffs a cigarette. Takes a toy pistol - lighter. Knocking at the door is heard. Hose stands up, opens the door. There stands Janna in black hat with a veil.
INT.аа аTHE CARаа аNIGHT
Raining. Boris is driving the car. The УFlight of ValkiriesФ is heard from the car radio, it is supplemented by the uniform sound of working windscreen-wipers.
INT. аааHOSEТS BEDROOM аааNIGHT
We see fat HoseТs ass in trousers, revolver sticks out of his belt,а female legs in black stockings and high-heeled shoes clasp his thighs. The woman groans, Hose wheezes.
INT.аа аTHE CARаа аNIGHT
Boris drives the car, windscreen-wipers
work. The car passes a pole of
INT. аааHOSEТS BEDROOM аааNIGHT
We see the JannaТs face, she groans rhythmically. If to conjecture her pose, she stands on fours.
INT.аа аTHE CARаа аNIGHT
Boris drives, windscreen-wipers work. Sounds лFlight of WalkiriesФ
Boris notices something on the road. It is a cat. He brakes, the creaking car, stops right before the cat. He leans back on the seat dripping with sweat. Switches off the music. Drives back, stops on the side, lights a cigarette. Silence, only rain taps and windscreen-wipers go there and here with a weak sound. The cat pretentiously goes further and disappears in darkness.
INT.аа аTHE CARаа аMORNING
Sunny day. Boris awakens in his car. Some car passes him. Boris lights a
cigarette. The car starts. It passes
NAT. аааHIGHWAY аааMORNING
We see the straight road in the perspective, BorisТs car goes in the distance. As the road falls down and rises up, the car disappears behind a hill and emerges again. Cheerful music sounds from the radio, the car disappears in the distance.
PART FOUR: RETURN OF RED MUSTANG
NAT. аааTHE HOUSE IN THE INDIAN RESERVATIONааа NIGHT
Camera shows one-storied little house.
INT. аааTHE HOUSE IN THE INDIAN RESERVATIONааа NIGHT
At the table sits young Indian Ц BILL, he has long hair and checkered shirt. Behind him on the wall is American flag with Indian, photos of the chiefs. Bill is drinking. A dog barks in the yard. Somebody knocks at the door.
Go, open the door!
Appears a young Indian woman - MAY, she is the grand daughter of those May, who was in the beginning. She opens the door.
We see BillТs face. He is trying to make out who is on a threshold.
The figure on a threshold is dim, then BillТs sight is focused on it, we see JOE Ц BillТs friend.
Joe! Hi, brother!
Joe sits at the table with him, puts a new bottle.
(behind the screen)
We have no meat!
Bill beats the table by hand.
No meat! When they return our buffalo?
Want to return the buffalo?
Yes, I want, if not the buffalo, then compensation at least.
Imagine, Bill: knock in the door,
(he knocks on a table)
Who is it?
You come to the door, open it,
(opens the door)
And there stands indian agent, in the white jacket and hat, with a cigar in his mouth. You look on him and you аcan understand nothing.
And he comes to the table,
(approaches to the table)
Pours a glass of vineЕ
(pours a glass)
And speaks: brother, letТs have a drinkЕ
(Overturns a glass)
No, he takes some paper, and begins to read in English without any accent:
(assumes a dignified air, reads on his palm)
The American government, dear mister Bill, is sorry for innocent killed buffalo and stolen ground. Our commission estimated a damage, caused personally to you, mister Bill, as 100 buffalo heads and a box of Scottish whiskey.
And you do not trust your ears! And you go out, move aside the agentЕ
(goes on a threshold, moving May)
And you see the entire herd of wild buffalo, peacefully nibbling grass on your garden.
NAT. аааBILLТS HOUSEаа аNIGHT
Bill, come here, and look! Hundred buffalo! You want to touch them, to count them.
Bill and Joe begin to swing their arms in the darkness, trying to fumble for an animal.
INT. аааBILLТS HOUSEаа аNIGHT
May collects a traveling bag.
May, where are you going?
I should be in the city tommorow. Bye.
So you do not want to count our buffalo with us? And what if the government deceived us again! What for you want to become a film-director. What for to go to that city of whites.
May passes them, stops, turns and looks in BillТs eyes, light outgoing from the door covers her face.
My grandfather Red Mustang spoke, that the art is a great medicine. It can cure people. The same as our ancient ceremonies.
Who is your Red Mustang, who knows him? Joe, do you know Red Mustang?
Joe spreads his hands.
I do not know him too, nobody knows. Maybe these buffalo remember him?
(peers into darkness, from under his hand)
May stands looking on Bill.
She goes into the night.
May is going away from the house, behind her on a threshold stands BillТs drunk silhouette with a gun.
аMay! Forgive me!
He shoots in the air.
May doesnТt turn, she goes, looks in the sky, smiles to a star.
Forgive me! May!
NAT.аа аPRAIRIEаа аDAY
Red Mustang rides the horse.
May goes on foot.
Red Mustang drives to her, but she does not see him.
May stops, Red Mustang stops near her.
May turns and sees her great-grandfather.
I wanted to see you. YouТre very beautiful and clever. YouТre like your grandmother. I shall be always with you. Even if you lose my amulet. I love you, May.
INT. аааGRANDMOTHERТS HOUSEаа аMORNING
May opens her eyes. The face of Red mustang turns to the portrait which has been stuck together from four parts. The portrait hangs on a wall. May smiles to a portrait and looks on the wooden red horse.
May! Get up, dear. It is time.
Grandmother May puts in a bag parcels with food.
Your parents and your grandfather couldnТt even dream about it. You have chosen a good path.
She gives May a bag. Embraces and kisses her.
NAT.ааа NEAR GRANDMOTHERТS HOUSEааа MORNING
The granddaughter May runs downstairs. Her grandmother stands at the door and looks on her, they wave in farewell to each other.
NAT. аааHIGHWAY аааMORNING
The granddaughter May is going along the road. Some car passes her.
Suddenly May stops and turns. The red car is approaching to her.
It stops, the door opens, we see Boris. He smiles.
I hope you will not take my scalpЕ
Crow never were at war with the Whites.
Well, then get in.
They go further.
The car old, but good.
My grandmother had the same car. It was stolen. But I have another red Mustang.
May takes from the bag a red horse.
My grandmother spoke, that nobody needs it except usЕ
And what is it?
Grandmother spoke, that it is the telephone, by which we can speak with everyone, whom we like. Even with those, who passed away.
Boris looks suspiciously, thinking, that she is a little bit mad. They go in silence, he smokes.
(behind the screen)
Can I talk on your telephone?
(after a small pause, seriously)
If you have somebody to talk withЕ
In silence the car goes afar.