Bertha Mason Scene 6

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INT: UNKNOWN ASYLUM, LYON – NIGHT

CLOSE UP – BERTHA’S FACE

Bertha dressed in white night gown is lying on her bed, her eyes are open wide fixing at the ceiling.

BERTHA 

(sotto voce)

No, no.

Bertha is shaking her head, her eyes are still fixing at the ceiling.

BERTHA (CONT’D)

No. No. No, no!

Bertha raises both her hands to cover her ears.

BERTHA (CONT’D)

No. Stop. No, no! No, I will not die. I will not die. No. Stop it! No, no!

Bertha screams out.

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MEDIUM SHOT – BERTHA SITS ON HER BED

Bertha’s knocking the edge of her wooden bed with her right hand continuously. Her eyes are full of fear and tear.

BERTHA (CONT’D)

(sotto voce)

I will not die. I will not die.

Bertha moves to sit at the edge of her bed, her feet touches the floor. She is leaving her bed, off the frame.

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INT: BAHTROOM IN ASYLUM, LYON – SAME TIME

MEDIUM SHOT – BERTHA IS LEANING AGAINST A BATHTUB

Bertha with her knees up to her chest is cover her ears with both hands. Her tearful eyes show fear mixed with confusion.

BERTHA

Go away. No. Go away! Stop. Stop it. No. No, no. Bertha, no! Go away!

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CLOSE UP – BERTHA’S LEFT HAND CLOSE TO HER FOOT

Bertha is slowly picking up a shaving knife from off the frame.

ZOOM OUT TO LONG SHOT

Bertha is holding the knife in her left hand and looking at her right hand, shaking.

BERTHA (CONT’D)

(sotto voce)

Bertha…

Bertha’s eyes seem lost to an unknown world, but fixing at her hands.

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CLOSE UP – BERTHA’S HANDS

Blood is covering the back of Bertha’s right hand, but she keeps cutting it with the knife.

BERTHA (CONT’D)

I will not die. I will not die.

Bertha is smiling.

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Suggested soundtrack: Goodbye – Apparat