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SCENES FROM THE DEATH OF KALAKARNA
A film script by Siswo Harsono
1. FADE IN CAPTION OF TITLE AND POEM
In the early morning
The king holds meeting
With vizier he’s discussing
The princess kidnapping
2. INT. MANDARAKA PALACE. DAY
LS Prabu Salya ordered Patih Tuhayata to look for Surtikanti around the country. CUT TO Tuhayata has been back and ready to give information to PAN RIGHT ZOOM IN TO MCU the king.
SALYA. [curiously]. Have you found the princess?
TUHAYATA. [CUT TO CU feeling guilty]. No, sir. But I’d met her lover in Petapralaya and told him about this case.
PUJAWATI. [CUT TO MCU amazingly]. She’s not there?
TUHAYATA. [PAN LEFT]. No, Madam! But he has promised to help us to find her.
SALYA. [CUT TO CU cheerfully]. Well, but how?
TUHAYATA. [CUT TO MCU]. He told me that he’s going to meet Janaka in Madukara. Maybe he is the man who kidnaps the Princess.
PUJAWATI. [PAN RIGHT]. No way! He’s her friend.
SALYA. [CUT TO MLS]. I think it’s possible. All right, Vizier—you may go and keep searching.
TUHAYATA. Yes, sir!
3. INT. MADUKARA PALACE. DAY
ELS Suryaputra goes to Madukara Palace. CUT TO MCU He is mad at Janaka and accuses him of kidnapping her lover. ZOOM OU TO LS They are about to fight.
SURYAPUTRA. [CUT TO MCU angrily]. Janaka! Where’s Surtikanti? Don’t you dare kidnap my darling!
JANAKA. [PAN RIGHT calmly]. I don’t hide your lover. But I know the man who has kidnapped her.
SURYAPUTRA. [PAN LEF startled]. Who? Where’s he? Tell me, Janaka!
JANAKA. [CUT TO CU smiling]. He’s Kalakarna—the King of Awangga.
SURYAPUTRA. [CUT TO LS while leaving]. Ok! I’m going there. I’ll kill him! See you later, Janaka!
4. EXT. AWANGGA PALACE. DAY
ELS In the front-yard of Awangga Palace, ZOOM IN TO LS Suryaputra meets Kalakarna. They have a big fight.
SURYAPUTRA. [CUT TO MCU shouting to KALAKARNA]. Hey, you—bastard! Where’s my lover?
KALAKARNA. [PAN LEFT laughing at him]. Who? Yer lover? Huahahahah… not yers! She’s mine!
SURYAPUTRA. [PAN RIGHT spitting on the ground]. Khk-phew! Go to hell—son of a bitch!
[ZOOM OUT TO LS Because of his anger, KALAKARNA tries to hit and kick him. SURYAPUTRA jumps aside and gets a spear.]
SURYAPUTRA. [aiming his spear quickly at KALAKARNA]. Now, you dead! [He stabs his spear in KALAKARNA’s heart.]
KALAKARNA. [CUT TO CU]. Oh, no!
(ZOOM OUT TO LS KALAKARNA falls in war.)
5. THE PARK. AFTERNOON
LS After killing KALAKARNA, SURYAPUTRA looks for his lover in Awangga Palace. He meets her in the park.
SURYAPUTRA. [approaching his lover]. Hallo, my dear! Are you OK?
SURTIKANTI. [CUT TO CU smiling sweetly]. Hi! How could you find me here? How did you know if Kalakarna had kidnapped me?
SURYAPUTRA. [CUT TO CU gazing softly at her]. Janaka told me. At first, I accused him of kidnapping you. I know who he is—a playboy.
SURTIKANTI. [CUT TO MCU launghing]. Are you jealous?
SURYAPUTRA. [CUT TO CU smiling]. Yes!
SURTIKANTI. [CUT TO MCU]. Why? He’s your brother.
SURYAPUTRA. [PAN RIGHT]. My rival!
SURTIKANI. [PAN LEFT]. Really?
SURYAPUTRA. [PAN RIGHT proudly]. Yes! Let’s go.
[ZOOM OUT TO ELS They go home happily, and LONG DISSOLVE TO the curtain falls slowly. MUSIC UP until the end of the song.]