The Seeding (2023) Movie Script

Hey. You okay?
- I'm lost.
- You... you're lost?
where are your parents?
I lost them.
Well... let's find them, then.
Come on.
No, kid, we gotta go this way.
- They're this way.
- There's no service.
We... we have to head back
to my car.
Hey. Kid!
Wait up.
Hey, kid.
We can't keep walking.
When's the last time
you saw your parents?
What are their names?
We can call out for 'em.
I'm thirsty. You got soda?
- No. I have water.
- Oh.
Easy, kid. It's gotta last.
Let's go back here.
We have cell service this way.
- Don't touch me!
- Oh, my God.
Okay, we cannot keep walking.
Stop, stop, stop, stop, stop.
We have to get to somewhere
where there's
cell service, okay?
- Let me go, faggot fuck!
- Oh.
Come on.
Hello? Hello? Hey!
Oh, man.
Sorry to just...
I'm just lost.
Maybe you can point me
in the right direction or...
do you have a phone
that works around here?
I'm alone.
I made food
I can share with you.
Oh, thank you.
I just need to...
get back to my car.
It's late and I'm just...
I'm exhausted.
Put your stuff there.
I, uh...
I don't really know
what happened. I'm usually...
Come eat.
That's sweet.
Oh, yeah. Sure.
I, uh...
I just...
It's, um...
it's warm in here.
There was this...
there was this kid.
A... a boy. He... he said
he lost his parents, and...
I tried to help him.
I mean... he just threw me.
Then I saw your house and...
This is...
this is very... generous.
What's your name?
Yeah. Okay.
Oh, yeah.
You want this?
I... I'm not...
I... I don't have much
of an appetite right now.
But thank you.
- Some water would be...
- Sure.
Thank you. Thank you.
You look tired.
You should rest.
Yeah, I'll probably rest
a moment. Thank you.
You can sleep over there.
Oh, no, no. I'm...
I'll probably just finish this
You... you don't...
you don't have a phone?
Hey, uh, yeah,
I can't locate the ladder,
the one I used last night?
The, uh... the top one's there
but the...
the bottom one's missing.
You have any idea
where it might be?
Uh, I have to leave.
All right.
Let me give you a hand
with that.
Here, hold on.
- Oh, and that ladder?
- I don't know where it is.
People use it sometimes.
It could be there later
or tomorrow.
Ah. There's people around here?
That... that... that can't be
the only way out.
There's no other way.
Can anybody hear me?
Can anybody hear me?
- I'll clean your clothes for you.
- Then you wash.
I'm okay. Thank you.
- Your clothes, please.
- Really, I don't need to.
I just need to get out of here.
Covered in dirt?
What'll she say?
- She, who?
- Your wife.
I don't have a wife.
I wouldn't have dirt on me
if you just helped me out.
Yes, I'll clean your clothes.
All right.
I'm okay. I got it.
I can do it.
Thank you.
Oh, God. Oh, my God.
Oh, God.
There are kids.
Why are those kids up there?
- Oh, God.
- Lie still. Lie still.
Help me.
Walk. You have to walk.
You have to help me
get out of here.
Tell 'em.
- Who?
- Tell 'em!
- Who?
- Anyone!
I don't fucking care!
Do something, please.
Hello, good morning!
Good morning! Hello?
Hello? Hello?
It's you. You've imprisoned me
in this archaic shithole!
You know, I have work.
People that actually
depend upon me.
A home. My car.
My car is just sitting up there.
It's probably broken
or towed by now.
Do you give a fuck?
This is fucking crazy!
Will you please
just tell me what's going on?
I can look after you.
- I can take care of you.
- What? I don't want you.
I want my life back.
Just get away
from me. Just go.
- But you're injured.
- I don't fucking care. Just go.
All right. Look,
the sun's coming out.
Please, just stay clear of it
or you'll burn.
- Are you okay...
- Get away from me.
Okay. Ugh...
The fuck!
You motherfucker. Oh...
Yoo-hoo! Hey, Mister!
Hey! Hey! Yeah!
You all right?
I heard callin'!
No, I'm stuck down here!
And I need to get out!
Will you... will you call
the police or something?
The police?
What's wrong, friend?
Like I said, I'm stuck!
And I need to get out!
Shit! If you're stuck,
I got a winch.
- Can pull you out, no bother!
- Yeah?
Oh, my God, thank you.
Thank you so much!
Hey! Sis here'd like
to know your favorite color!
is your favorite color?
Huh... uh... red!
Red! Right!
You're sure about that?
- Yeah! Red!
- Hear that, Sis?
Man likes red!
Red like a country rose!
- Red like...
- Lobster!
You just stay
there, friend!
- We'll be right back!
- Thank you! Thank you so much!
Please come back! Please!
Fuck you know
'bout lobster?
There's your rope!
Tie yourself up real good!
We'll do the rest!
Make sure it's tight!
We don't wanna be dropping ya!
Yep! We're good to go!
Shoulda said blue.
There we go. Hah.
There we go.
Keep going.
Hey! Hey! Easy!
Oh, fuck.
Hello? Come on! Pull!
Pull, let's go!
Come on, let's go!
Come on, let's go. Pull! Pull!
Pull! Pull! Pull! Pull! Pull!
Get me out of here!
Ooh, boy!
Oh, you like that?
Oh, yeah!
Oo-ee, look at that!
Dangling like
an old pair of balls!
What are you doing?
Another limp-dick ropefucker.
When the time comes,
he all mine.
Hey, stop!
Hey, woman!
Hey, woman! Help me!
Woman! Help me!
Help me!
What are you doing?
the fuck outta here.
Oh, God.
I need your help, God.
I need your help, God.
Yeah, I need your...
I need your help.
Who are they?
They're strays.
The desert brings them together.
- Ah... they tried to kill me.
- They're boys.
They're bored and
they can be stupid sometimes.
- What did you say to them?
- I told them to stop.
Oh, yeah?
In what language?
Words spoken
by people around here.
Look, you can't be out here.
You need rest.
You either help me
or you leave me.
- You belong now.
- What?
Don't poke sticks
in the nest.
Be silent. Works for me.
Oh, God. Oh, God.
- Come, little friend. Come.
- Come, come.
You're all fixed now.
There you go. You can fly.
Shut that door, will ya?
It's cold.
Your clothes are ruined.
Oh, no.
Yeah. Well, how careless of me.
Maybe we can go
to Brooks Brothers.
Maybe there's an outlet store?
We're in the desert, right?
These will fit.
- Needs a little work.
- A little big, but...
And this, for when it gets cold.
Well, it's... it's cute.
But that's not going
to be necessary.
- Come on.
- Hmm?
Your shoulders are slight,
but that's okay.
Thank you.
Best take it. It's yours!
You take those.
Where'd they get it?
Does it matter? We need to eat.
And chocolate. Who doesn't like
a little piece of chocolate?
So, they feed us,
then they fuck with us, huh?
You don't care anymore, do you?
The other we save for eggs.
It'll go in the cage.
It's already in a cage.
The one out back. Behind.
You'd think a woman
in your situation
might want to indulge
in the occasional conversation.
Or not. That's fine.
What is going on
in that head of yours?
I know you can hear me.
Okay. What do they want?
I don't know.
You never know, do you?
Don't go. Stay with me. Please.
Not when they're like this.
Where are you?
Where are you going?
I can hear you!
Hey! Hey, turn around!
Let me see your face!
Look at me!
You ma fuck boy.
Who are they? You tell me now!
- You're frightening me.
- I'm frightening you?
You live in a hell, woman.
Held hostage by children.
Obscene, violent children!
And I'm frightening you?
Are you blind?
Did they steal your eyes
along with your fucking spine?
Fuck! Fuck!
What did they do to you?
You've got blood on your face.
What's going on here?
- You're drunk.
- No. D... Don't. Don't do that.
You just have to sleep.
You'll feel better
in the morning.
Don't. I'm not some child,
some boy you can command.
I'll go to sleep when I'm ready.
Oh, you're right.
You're right.
You are man.
A man. I am... a man.
A man.
What's going on?
Whatcha doin'?
Whatcha doin' down there?
Why you want to know?
Just 'cause.
Growing us some food.
We gotta eat.
You farmin' then?
Well... not exactly farming.
Just trying to keep busy.
But the soil's pretty fertile
for the desert.
It's kind of
a microcosm down here.
- A... a what?
- Microcosm.
It's a smaller world existing
within a much larger one.
- Man, you talk big.
- They're used to study nature.
I like to study.
Maybe you can teach me some
one of these days.
I'd be happy to.
Here. It's all yours.
You like Coke?
I like Coke.
Can get you some of that, too.
Thank you!
"Together forever,
never apart."
I feel like
she's watching me.
- It's Mother.
- Oh, that's your mother?
No. It's the first mother.
Oh, your grandmother.
When was it taken? It looks old.
- I don't know.
- Can you tell me about her?
I know very little.
She's ugly.
Wasn't my place to say.
But, yeah.
Yeah, she is.
You don't look like her.
What... what do you do...
What do you remember about her?
Any... any stories or...
I know she loves me always.
Like I'll love this child.
What did you just say?
I have a child
inside me growing.
You have a...
a child inside you growing?
I'm not asking you
to be a father.
I'm telling you that there's
a child coming from your seed.
How you deal with that
is your choice.
- You did this.
- We did it.
Let me rephrase that for you.
You designed this.
I don't understand.
Understand I'm not going
to play along.
I'm not gonna allow a child
to be born into this.
To be mothered by some pathetic,
inbred half-wit!
Hey! Get out of there!
Get out of there! Go!
Couldn't get you a Coke.
I'm sorry.
- You still teach me?
- Sure.
You know, I could teach you
a lot, about everything.
But it's hard to do that
from down here.
Don't you want
to leave here one day?
We can't leave the palace.
- The... the palace?
- Uh, home.
I... I don't want
to talk about this.
Oh, it's okay. It's okay.
You don't have to.
- What's your name?
- Lepus.
How old are you, Lepus?
I'm... I'm 12.
Almost a man, then.
And as a man, you can understand
the situation I'm in.
The woman who lives here,
she needs help.
- She okay?
- She's pregnant.
She's going to have a baby.
And that's why
you need to help me.
What you want me to do?
I want you to...
I want you to grab that bag
and the rope you used
to deliver us our food.
And... and grab
something for digging.
We'll... we'll just need
a counterweight.
But, hey, it's gonna be
your first physics lesson.
Can you do that?
I'll take you with me.
- Her too?
- Her too.
They'd have to be sleeping.
Or... or gone.
- When do they go?
- Don't know.
Well, when do they sleep?
I... I don't know.
Can't you just be ready?
Of course. I'll be ready.
The three of us
can be a family, Lepus.
You makin' friends?
Man, you like this one.
I like him too.
He's so sweet.
I'll tell you, if you could
only feel his skin...
it's soft. Cool.
Like he never had
a day in the sun.
I'll be seeing you, man.
Let's go. Come on.
It's healing.
It feels much...
much better. Thank you.
What is it?
Oh, nothing. I'm fine.
I'm fine.
I saw you talking to the boy.
His name is Lepus.
He told you his name?
He wants to learn.
He's not quite such a sadistic
little shit as the rest of them.
What else did he tell you?
nothing. We...
we just talked about the sun.
Nothing much else.
What waits for you?
What do you mean?
What do you miss
from above?
- To do what I choose.
- Yeah, and what's that?
- I don't exactly know.
- Hmm.
So it's a thought of freedom?
Hold on a second...
Just 'cause a tortoise
can live and shit
on the same strip of beach
for a hundred years
doesn't mean that I can.
Maybe I want to put my foot
in the ocean.
You know, travel, see the world.
Do something.
Care about someone.
That's what you want?
I don't know.
I feel like
that's what I should say.
I'd like a cheeseburger.
What's that?
Get out! You don't know
what a chee...
It's a piece of meat with
some processed cheese on top,
in between two buns,
little ketchup,
and maybe a pickle.
If you're lucky.
- That's what you want?
- That is what I will have.
And what about
from here?
Could you miss something?
I think I'd miss
the silence we shared.
How did you get
so content with all this?
Mother said we live
in the desert.
But out there
lives a mirage.
Here is all sand,
stone, body of flesh.
No mirage. All very real.
Like your cheeseburger.
Like my cheeseburger.
But nowhere is easy.
You wait right here.
I got something to show you.
- Look.
- What's that?
- What is it?
- It's the eclipse.
- The day I came here.
- I remember it.
- You saw it?
- Mm-hmm. Wow.
The, uh, the sun was pretty low
in the sky that day.
It's... must have been hard
to see it from here,
almost impossible.
You can see a lot from the roof.
It looked better
through my eyes.
Yeah, I'm sure it did.
They're pretty.
Like paintings.
They are.
Oh, that's a mistake.
It's nothing.
Oh... make it go again.
Make it go again.
What is it?
It's the...'s the radio in my car.
- Oh. Shall we make it go again?
- Here we go.
- It's good.
- Wanna do it again?
Make it go again.
Enough! Enough!
Please, get him down!
Please, get him down!
It's not what brothers do!
It's not what brothers do!
- No! No!
- Look at me! Look at me!
My boy!
My boy... led to death
by your hand!
Your boy?
You think yourself better.
You are... an ant.
You drift
in a spill of milk...
without command...
without hope...
- What the fuck?
- ...without will.
Cry all you want, man.
Without woman, you drown.
You all drown.
Hey! Psst!
Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!
Hey! Hey! Hey!
Hey! Come on.
Hey! Hey!
Go get some help, please.
Go get some help.
Get some help. Go.
- Yeah. Okay.
- Um...
Okay. Um...
Yeah. Um... I'll get you help.
I'll be back. Okay?
Okay. Okay.
Okay. Okay. Okay.
Okay. Okay. Okay.
No! No! No!
No! No! No! No!
No! No! No! No!
No! No!
No! No!
My sons and brothers...
...I am drunk with love
for all of you.
I want to be here.
I feel... so alive here.
I will father this child.
I will father all of them.
And we can make more.
And I'll educate them,
and you can mother them.
We can have a family.
A real... a real family.
There's nothing waiting
for me up there. Nothing.
I came to this palace
shapeless and unformed,
but now I can be whole.
You shall be my queen,
and I will be your king.
I will be your slave.
I give myself to you.
My heart, my soul,
every molecule of my body
to you and our children.
I choose this.
I'm sorry.
There's no choice here.
You never had any choice.
- Take this.
- You cannot do this alone.
I've done it before.
I'm in there.
You're gonna see...
you're gonna see something,
a wink or a smile.
And that's me. That's me.
That's me in there.
It's not...'s not just yours!
I see them for what they are.
My children...
given life from this body,
and birthed from this cunt.
You can only be a seed.
Seeds blow in with the wind.
Why keep me? Why?
Until she's born,
you'll stay.
That's our way.
And then what?
In the desert,
nothing is wasted.
Come here!
Listen to me. Listen to me!
You free me, or you kill me!
You free me, or you kill me!
You free me, or you kill me!
You free me, or you kill me!
You free me, or you kill me!
Oh. What? No, no, no, no.
Please, it's not right.
It's not right. Please, help me.
- What? What do you want?
- Please, help me.
Back away.
- Back up! Back up!
- Please help!
It has never been
this way before.
Back up! Back up! Back up!
Please. Please.
- I'm begging you.
- What's wrong?
Please, help me. Please...
I'm beg...
The baby? The baby?
Okay. Okay.
Oh... Oh, God.
I see it. I see it. I see it!
Please. Please.
Okay. Come on.
Come on. Let's go.
- Let's go. Let's go.
- Please...
You're my baby.
You're my baby.
Please... Please...
Oh. It's all right.
I will feed her.
And teach her.
And love her.
For one day, she will be Mother.
And I will have served
my every purpose...
just as you now have.
And for that,
we are all thankful.
I got him,
didn't I?
It's done, Mother.
All for you.
Hi... Hi.
Hi... Hi.
My baby.
Hi. Hey.
It's okay. It's okay.