A Better Future 2017-10-31T20:26:55+00:00

a better future

by Austin Allan James

Brothers on opposite sides of the law confront a dilemma in which they must choose between family and their respective codes of conduct. A tribute to the Hong Kong action genre and its dean, John Woo.

SUPERIMPOSED TITLE CARD: HONG KONG, 1997.

INT. DIRTY HIGH-RISE APARTMENT – DAY

Kei (30), a scarred man in a suit and tie, stands. He looks over a folding table filled with drugs and art supplies. At the folding table are three men in street clothes.

SLY (24) and RUSTY (25) cut and pack drugs inside zip-lock bags. PRINCE (23) carves and paints a tiger model. Also piled up are several convincing counterfeit jewels, acting as decoration for the models.

KEI

How much longer?

RUSTY

Just a moment.

Kei turns to Prince.

KEI

What about you?

PRINCE

Couple minutes.

The sound of sirens start and grow louder. Eventually, they are just below the apartment.

Kei walks to the back window, moves the curtain, and looks down. He sees a cop car pulling up to the building. He gives a curious look…

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