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Screenplay

MY LITTLE ANGEL
STREET- BUSAN- DAY
We see a teenage girl walking down a busy street in a Korean
city. She is of medium height with long brown hair. She is
no more intimidating then a stuffed animal.
INT: STORE- SAME TIME
The girl walks into a store and looks through the cards. She
pulls out a card and buys a balloon. She scribbles something
on the card but we do not see it.
EXT: STREET- SAME TIME
The girl walks down the street until she hears her phone
ring.
YUMI
(on the phone in English)
Is it done? You didnt do it? We
had a deal! Hello?
Yumi looks angry. She brifely screams but quickly composes
herself. She continues walking to the beach where an older
man sits patiently. It is her father. Yumi and her father
ONLY speak in Korean.
FATHER
Yumi! You made it.
YUMI
Were you worried I wouldnt show
up?
They have an awkward hug.
FATHER
I wasnt worried. I knew you would
come.
YUMI
So what did you want to do today?
FATHER
Just being here with you is enough.
They sit awkwardly.
YUMI
How have you been?
(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 2.
FATHER
I have been missing my family. Do
they miss me?
YUMI
Aunt Suna mentions you sometimes.
FATHER
And you?
YUMI
Sometimes.
FATHER
(deep breath)
I know I have not been the perfect
father. I was away for a long time.
YUMI
You werent away. You were in jail.
Youre a criminal. When you say you
were away it makes it sound like
you were traveling.
FATHER
I wasnt gone by choice.
YUMI
Choice is exactly what led you
there.
EXT: AMERICAN SUBURB: NIGHT
We see two teenagers in dark clothes running towards a
house. They are each armed with a flashlight. One is tall
with piercings. This is Joe. The other is shorter with a
black coat. This is Alex.
JOE
Its this one. Lets go.
ALEX
Are you sure its here? We cant
mess this up.
JOE
I know this is the spot.
The sneak up to the house and begin unscrewing the doorknob.
They are able to open the door. They walk in.
(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 3.
ALEX
Where can we find it?
JOE
Its supposed to be in a drawer in
the kitchen.
EXT: BEACH- BUSAN- DAY
YUMI
Its your birthday so I will be
kind to you today.
FATHER
I know I dont deserve it.
YUMI
You want to ask for a second chance
right? Why else would you call me
here?
FATHER
I know its not a yes or no answer.
I never stopped thinking about you.
I know you havent stopped thinking
about me.
YUMI
Thats true but maybe not in the
way you would have hoped.
EXT: AMERICAN SUBURB- NIGHT
Alex and Joe are searching through drawers.
Click!
A light comes on. It is an older woman. She is startled.
OLDER WOMAN
Who are you? What are you doing in
here!?
JOE
Um...
Alex slaps her across the face. She screams. He pushes her
onto the couch.
ALEX
Keep your mouth shut bitch.
(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 4.
JOE
What are you doing!?
ALEX
Did you want her calling the cops?
JOE
We cant do it like this!
ALEX
(ignoring him)
Listen, Im going to take my hand
off your mouth and your going to
tell me where the watch is. Okay?
She nods. He removes his hand.
OLDER WOMAN
In the closet. Third shelf.
The woman is teary eyed.
Joe goes to get the watch. Alex hits her again.
EXT: BEACH- BUSAN- DAY
The father looks emotional as Yumi vents her frustrations.
She yells in English now.
YUMI
(In Perfect English)
You sent me away! Did you think you
were helping me? Keeping me away
from my country and my friends?
The father tries to gain courage.
FATHER
(In Bad English)
I thought if I sent you away you
wouldnt have to be around me. You
saw what being around me did to
your mother.
INT: AMERICAN SUBURB HOUSE- NIGHT
Joe finds the watch.
JOE
I found it.
(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 5.
ALEX
Good. What should we do with her?
JOE
Just let her go Alex.
ALEX
Are you crazy? She saw our faces.
JOE
What are you saying!?
ALEX
You know what Im saying man.
Alex goes to the kitchen and gets a knife.
JOE
Put that down!
OLDER WOMAN
Please dont! Please! You can have
the watch!
JOE
Alex I said put it down!
ALEX
Do you want to go to prison?
JOE
This isnt what we do!
ALEX
Well we never robbed anyone before
today, so maybe this is what we do.
Alex gets close to the woman but Joe tackles him. They
fight.
As they fight we hear Yumi speaking to her father.
YUMI V.O
You cant just reset the clock. You
made a decision. You picked a path.
Joe and Alex are still rolling around on the floor.
YUMI V.O
I understand you feel badly about
the way you have lived your life.
Alex is on top of Joe and is holding the knife above his
throat. He is trying to push down but Joe is resisting.
(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 6.
YUMI V.O
You changed your mind too late. Now
you are stuck with the choice you
made.
It look like Joe is done for. Finally Joe pushes Alex off of
him.
JOE
Alex, its me! You know I wont
fight you like this. We cant do
it. Look what were doing man!
Alex sees the older woman crying. He walks around holding
his hands on his head in contemplation. Joe is teary eyed.
JOE
Cmon man.
Alex goes up to the woman with the knife.
ALEX
If you EVER tell ANYONE what
happened here tonight I will be
back for you...
She nods.
Joe throws the watch at the woman and they walk out of the
house.
EXT: BEACH- BUSAN- DAY
FATHER
(In Korean)
Im sorry Yumi.
Yumi gets up. She brushes the sand off of her and looks
towards the ocean. She wont make eye contact with him.
YUMI
(In Korean)
I know you are... And I really wish
that was enough. Happy Birthday
Dad.
Yumi gives her father the card and walks away.
INT: CAR- AMERICA- NIGHT
Joe and Alex are on their way back home.
Joe picks up his phone and makes a phone call. We cant hear
the other end.
(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 7.
JOE
(on the phone)
No its not done...The deal if off.
Joe hangs up the phone and puts it down. He hits the ceiling
in triumph. He smiles.
Joe and Alex drive away to a better life.
EXT: BEACH- BUSAN- DAY
We see the father sitting on the beach holding a balloon and
his card. He opens the card. We zoom in.
"To my loving father, who taught me everything I know."
The father sighs as he sits on the beach alone and watches
the waves.
As we zoom out, The father lets go of the balloon and lets
it fly away.
FADE OUT
THE END