Treatment By SIMONNE LYNN/ NICOLE DENT/ RACHEL STAKY
INT. MANSION HALLWAY - NIGHT
INNA, ANDREI, and a GROUP OF HITMEN split up and go down different hallways. Inna and Andrei creep down a dimly lit hallway towards arguing voices. Inna waits outside a large set of dark doors, as the voices get louder. A voice is heard over the rest. STANISLAV (O.C.) No! You will listen to me! (slams hands) Inna closes her eyes as the screen turns white. It’s a flashback. INNA (O.S.) You’re joking right? 2
INT. OFFICE - DUSK
The color starts to come back as we see a blood-red office decorated with dark woods and trophy heads. A man, STANISLAV, is arguing with Inna who is sitting in a chair. A handsome man, MAKS, is leaning against a wall in the back. INNA (CONT.) There’s no way I’m going to agree with this! STANISLAV You will respect this family with your obedience. Maksimillian will make a fine husband, far better than you deserve. MAKS (chuckles) INNA (stands) This isn’t your decision to make! Inna gets ready to leave the room, when Maks leans towards Inna and blocks the door with his arm. MAKS You and I both know that’s not the way it works. She glares at him, walking out of the room. The screen fades and there is no sound.
INT. MANSION HALLWAY - NIGHT
The color starts to come back as we see Inna staring off into space. A muffled voice is heard, but the words are indistinct. Suddenly all the sound is clear. ANDREI (O.C.) -in their positions. (Checks watch) I’ll be lead, don’t forget to watch the rear. Andrei moves into position in front of the doors, preparing to kick them open. He hesitates and looks towards Inna. ANDREI Are you sure you’re ready for this, Inna? Inna stares at the gun in her left hand, while grasping her mother’s necklace with her right. She drops the necklace and shoves the cartridge into the gun, a fierce expression on her face, as she stands flattening herself next to the wall. INNA Yeah, let’s do this. Andrei nods, giving her a small smile. He kicks open the door, revealing a past event. 4
INT. INNA’S BEDROOM - NIGHT
Inna’s bedroom doors swing open revealing Maks, who walks into the charcoal gray room. Inna is sulking on top of her cream-colored princess bed, ignoring her new fiance. MAKS Stop being so dramatic Inna. It’s not like you’re a child anymore. Inna continues to ignore him, staring at her headboard. MAKS (CONT.) You live in your father’s house now, it’s time for you to do something useful. (sits on bed) Everyone has a role in the business, this will make us stronger.
As he speaks, his hand is slowly moving up her leg. Inna shoves his hand away. Enticed, Maks becomes bolder with his advances. He moves over her, placing his arms on either side of her head, trapping her. MAKS What’s wrong, darling? Aren’t you looking forward to our future together? Inna glares at him in defiance, and makes a swift move. Suddenly, Maks cries out in pain, and Inna shoves him off of her. He’s holding his package. Inna walks towards the door, but stops before she exits, turning back toward Maks. INNA Good luck with that future of yours, darling. She slams the door. 5
EXT. MANSION STEPS - MIDNIGHT
Inna throws a large duffle bag out her window, muffled by the snow. She is about to climb out, when she stops. She moves towards her bedside table and grabs a tarnished silver necklace. Now ready, Inna climbs out the window scaling the ivy covered wall. Inna grabs her duffle bag and runs towards the woods, keeping to the shadows. There is a single gunshot in the distance, but Inna is already far gone. Montage of Inna living in the streets, steadily getting dirtier and losing hope. Inna sees a GROUP OF HOMELESS PEOPLE with food. She approaches them. INNA I’m sorry to bother you, but could you spare some food? I haven’t eaten in a while. Homeless people laugh at her, clutching their food closer to their bodies. One large man, HOMELESS LEADER, moves closer to her. HOMELESS LEADER We’ll give you a bite for that there necklace.
INNA NO-no, not this. What if I give you something else? (searches self frantically) 6
INT. DINING ROOM - NIGHT