No one can escape the darkness that lies within the heart of Dogville.
The barren soundstage was nothing more than an empty canvas waiting to be painted. It had been chosen due to its minimalist small-town setting, which was to be utilized to create a world of its own. A world where a mysterious woman named Grace would seek refuge from the criminals who pursued her. Dogville was a two-faced town, with citizens who would offer to harbor Grace as long as she made it worth their while. Her only option was to work hard under the employ of various townspeople to win their favor. However, tensions would soon flare up, and Grace’s status as a helpless outsider would provoke vicious contempt and abuse from the citizens of Dogville.
Chapter 1: The Arrival
The town of Dogville was nestled deep in the heart of Colorado, surrounded by towering mountains and vast open spaces. The town itself was not much to look at, just a cluster of rundown buildings and dirt roads. It was a place that seemed frozen in time, where the old ways were still prevalent. It was here that Grace arrived, tired, scared, and alone.
She had been on the run for weeks, fleeing from a group of gangsters who were after her. Her only hope was to hide in the small town of Dogville and hope that the people there would be kind enough to help her. As she walked into the town, she couldn’t help but feel a sense of unease. She knew that she was an outsider here, and that could be dangerous.
The townspeople watched her with suspicion as she made her way through the town. They whispered and pointed, and Grace could feel their eyes on her. She knew that she needed to find someone she could trust, someone who would help her. She spotted a man walking towards her and decided to take her chances.
“Excuse me,” she said, stopping the man. “My name is Grace. I’m looking for a place to stay.”
The man looked Grace up and down before speaking. “I’m Tom. I’m the leader of this town. We don’t take in strangers lightly, but I’ll talk to the others and see what we can do.”
Grace felt a glimmer of hope. Maybe, just maybe, there was a chance that she would be safe in Dogville. She followed Tom as he made his way through the town, introducing her to the people he knew.
Most of them were standoffish, but a few were willing to give her a chance. A woman named Vera offered to let her stay in her home in exchange for some help around the house. Grace jumped at the chance and started working right away.
Days turned into weeks, and Grace worked hard to earn the trust of the people of Dogville. She did whatever they asked of her, no matter how difficult it was. She knew that her safety depended on it.
As time passed, Grace began to feel like maybe she had found a place she could call home. She had made some friends, and the townspeople seemed to be accepting her. But little did she know, the peace she had found in Dogville was about to shatter into a million pieces.
Chapter 2: The Favor
Grace worked tirelessly for the people of Dogville to earn their trust and respect. Her hard work paid off, and the townspeople started treating her more kindly, offering her some privileges in return. But Tom, the town’s leader, had other plans for Grace. He called her into his office one day and propositioned her. He demanded that she satisfy his sexual desires in exchange for his continued protection.
Grace was shocked and disgusted by Tom’s request. She had never encountered such blatant exploitation before, and she was unsure how to respond. But the fear of the gangsters who were pursuing her weighed heavily on her mind. She knew that she had to maintain her position in Dogville if she wanted to stay alive. So, with a heavy heart, she accepted Tom’s proposal.
For the next few weeks, Grace and Tom engaged in a secret affair. She hated herself for what she was doing but felt trapped. She told no one about her dealings with Tom, not even Jason, the young boy whom she had grown close to. She kept her head down and worked even harder, hoping that Tom would forget about her and that she’d be able to leave Dogville unnoticed.
But everything changed when Martha, Jason’s mother, discovered Grace’s secret. Martha had always been jealous of Grace’s position in the town, and she was eager to take her down. When she found out about the affair, she knew that she had a powerful weapon in her hands.
Martha informed the other townspeople about Grace’s indiscretion, and they quickly turned on her. They called her a whore and accused her of lying to them. They treated her horribly, refusing to let her eat with them or allowing her to sleep indoors. Grace was devastated by their betrayal.
Tom, too, became more aggressive towards Grace after she had served her purpose. He started to treat her like a possession, demanding that she do things for him that made her skin crawl. Grace knew that she couldn’t take it anymore. She decided that she needed to leave Dogville as soon as possible.
One night, when Tom was asleep, Grace snuck out of his bedroom and made her way to the outskirts of the town. She didn’t take anything with her except the clothes on her back. She knew that she had to start over somewhere else, far away from Dogville and everyone who had betrayed her.
The journey was long and treacherous. Grace had no idea where she was going or what she would do when she got there. But she knew that she couldn’t look back. She had to keep moving forward and hope that she could find a place where she belonged.
As Grace wandered through the wilderness, she thought about everything that had happened in Dogville. She couldn’t believe that she had fallen prey to such a cruel and heartless place. But she also knew that she had learned some important lessons. She had learned to be strong, to trust her instincts, and to never let anyone take advantage of her again.
Finally, after days of walking, Grace stumbled upon a group of travelers. They offered her food and shelter, and she gratefully accepted. She didn’t know what the future held, but for the first time in a long time, she felt hopeful. She knew that she had the strength to start over and make a life for herself, no matter where she ended up.
Chapter 3: The Secret
Grace sat alone in the small, dusty room that served as her temporary home. She clutched her knees to her chest, trying to ignore the quivering sensation in her stomach. Every time she closed her eyes, she saw Tom’s face, his leering grin, and his hands on her body. She felt dirty and ashamed, but she also felt trapped.
She had come to Dogville seeking refuge, but now she found herself caught in a web of secrets and lies. Tom had taken advantage of her vulnerability, and she had let him. She hated herself for it, but she couldn’t help the way she felt. She needed the town’s protection, and Tom was the only one who could provide it.
Grace’s thoughts were interrupted by a knock on the door. She jumped, startled, and quickly wiped away her tears. She opened the door to find Jason standing there with a small smile on his face.
“Hi Grace,” he said, holding out a piece of bread. “I brought you something to eat.”
Grace smiled weakly and took the bread. She appreciated Jason’s kindness, but she didn’t feel like eating. She just wanted to be alone.
But Jason didn’t seem to notice her mood. He walked into the room and sat down on the floor next to her. “What’s wrong, Grace?” he asked. “You look sad.”
Grace sighed and looked away. She didn’t want to burden the young boy with her problems, but she also didn’t want to lie to him. “I’m just feeling a bit… overwhelmed,” she said finally. “This town is… different from what I’m used to.”
Jason nodded sympathetically. “Yeah, I know what you mean. But don’t worry, Grace. The people here are good. They’ll take care of you.”
Grace forced a smile but didn’t reply. She knew better than to trust anyone in this town, especially Tom. But she couldn’t tell Jason that. She didn’t want to ruin the boy’s innocence.
Jason seemed to sense her hesitation and changed the subject. “Do you want to play a game with me?” he asked, holding up a deck of cards.
Grace was grateful for the distraction and nodded. She sat down next to the boy and they began to play.
As they played, Grace began to relax. She forgot about her problems and focused on the game. For a brief moment, she felt something like happiness.
But her peace was short-lived. As they were playing, Grace heard footsteps outside. She stiffened, her heart racing. She tried to keep her fear hidden from Jason, but he noticed the change in her demeanor.
“What’s wrong, Grace?” he asked, looking up at her.
Grace shook her head, trying to shake off her fear. “Nothing, Jason. Just… maybe it’s time for you to go home. It’s getting late.”
Jason looked at her for a moment, then nodded. “Okay, Grace. See you tomorrow.”
Grace watched the boy leave with a mixture of relief and sadness. She was glad he was gone, but she also missed his presence. She was alone again, and her thoughts began to race.
She knew what was coming. She knew Tom would come to see her tonight, as he had every night since she arrived in Dogville. She dreaded his visits, but she also feared what would happen if she refused him.
Grace got up and walked to the small window in her room. She looked out at the darkened street, her mind racing. She didn’t know what to do. She was trapped in this town, and Tom held all the power.
As she stood there, lost in thought, Grace heard a faint sound outside. She turned her head, straining to listen. It was a low, guttural sound, like a growl.
Grace’s heart raced as she realized what it was. The gangsters who were after her had finally caught up to her. She was trapped in this town with nowhere to run.
Grace knew she had to act fast. She grabbed her bag and stuffed it with as much food and water as she could carry. She knew she wouldn’t be able to stay in Dogville much longer.
As she was about to leave the room, the door burst open. Tom was standing there, his eyes dark with desire. “Well, well, well,” he said, walking toward her. “What do we have here?”
Grace backed away, her heart pounding. “Tom, please,” she begged. “I don’t want to do this anymore.”
But Tom didn’t listen. He grabbed her and forced her onto the bed. Grace tried to fight him off, but he was too strong. She felt tears streaming down her face as he took what he wanted.
When it was over, Tom got up and smoothed his clothes. “You know the drill, Grace,” he said, smirking. “I’ll see you tomorrow.”
Grace lay there, staring at the ceiling, feeling violated and hopeless. She knew she couldn’t stay in Dogville any longer. She had to find a way out.
As she lay there, lost in thought, Grace heard a knock on the door. She didn’t answer, hoping whoever it was would go away.
But the knocking persisted. Finally, Grace got up and opened the door.
It was Jason. He looked up at her with concern. “Grace, are you okay?” he asked.
Grace looked at the boy for a moment, then made a decision. She took his hand and led him into the room.
“Jason,” she said, her voice shaking. “I need your help.”
Chapter 4: The Betrayal
Grace had thought that she had finally found a home in Dogville. She had worked hard to earn the trust and respect of the townspeople, and things were looking up. She had even confided in young Jason, who seemed to be her only ally in the town. However, her world was about to come crashing down.
One afternoon, Grace was taking a break from her chores and sitting on a bench in the town square. She noticed Martha, Jason’s mother, staring at her from across the street. Grace didn’t think much of it, as Martha had always seemed friendly enough. However, as the days went on, Grace began to notice that Martha was watching her every move.
One night, when Grace was walking back to her small shack, she was attacked by a group of townspeople. They accused her of being a liar, a thief, and worse. Grace was confused and scared, but she didn’t understand what had caused this sudden shift in the town’s attitude towards her.
It wasn’t until she overheard Martha and Tom talking that she finally understood what was happening. They were discussing her secret relationship with Tom, and how they could use it to their advantage. Grace’s heart sank as she realized that she had been betrayed by the one person she had confided in.
The next day, the townspeople held a meeting to discuss Grace’s fate. They accused her of being a liar and a whore, and they told her that she was no longer welcome in Dogville. Grace was heartbroken. She had worked so hard to earn their trust, only to be cast aside when they no longer needed her.
As Grace was packing her few belongings, Jason came to see her. He was the only one who seemed to still care about her. He told her that he would miss her, and he gave her a small wooden figurine as a gift. Grace was touched by his kindness, but she knew that she had to leave.
As she walked out of town, Grace couldn’t help but feel a sense of betrayal. She had trusted these people, and they had turned on her without a second thought. She felt alone and scared, not knowing where she would go or what she would do next.
But Grace was a survivor, and she was determined to make it on her own. As she walked through the woods, she made a vow to herself. She would never let anyone treat her like that again. She would learn to trust her instincts, and she would never let anyone hold power over her again.
Grace had been betrayed by the people of Dogville, but she refused to let them break her spirit. She was stronger than they could ever imagine, and she was ready to face whatever lay ahead.
Chapter 5: The Escape
Grace had always known that her time in Dogville was limited. The secret affair with Tom had left her feeling dirty and ashamed, and the abuse from the townspeople had become too much to bear. She knew that she couldn’t stay there any longer.
With a heavy heart, Grace began to pack her belongings. She knew that leaving would be dangerous, but she didn’t have a choice. She had to escape before it was too late.
As she was leaving, Tom caught her. He was furious, and Grace knew that she was in trouble. Tom had always been a violent man, but she had never seen him like this before.
“You think you can just leave, Grace?” he spat. “You think you can just walk out of here and forget about everything that’s happened?”
Grace tried to back away, but Tom grabbed her by the arm, pulling her close to him. She could smell the alcohol on his breath, and she knew that he had been drinking heavily.
“You’re mine, Grace,” Tom said, his voice low and menacing. “You belong to me, and you’re not going anywhere.”
Grace struggled against him, trying to break free. But Tom was too strong, and he held her tightly.
“Please, Tom,” Grace begged. “Let me go. I don’t want to stay here anymore.”
Tom just laughed. “You think you have a choice?” he said. “You’re nothing, Grace. A worthless whore. You belong to me, and I’ll never let you go.”
Grace knew that she had to act fast. She had to find a way to escape before Tom could do anything to her. She kicked him in the groin, causing him to double over in pain. Then she ran for the door.
But Tom was quick. He grabbed her by the hair and pulled her back. Grace screamed, but no one heard her. The other townspeople had turned a blind eye to her abuse, and she knew that they wouldn’t help her now.
Tom dragged her back into the town square, where the other townspeople had gathered. They watched as he threw her to the ground, kicking and hitting her.
Grace was terrified. She knew that she was going to die if she didn’t get out of there soon. She struggled to her feet and ran towards the woods.
As she ran, she heard Tom and the others chasing after her. She could hear their angry voices, and she knew that they were getting closer.
Grace didn’t know where she was going. She just kept running, hoping that she would eventually find a way out of the town. Her heart was pounding in her chest, and her legs were screaming in pain.
Finally, she saw a clearing up ahead. It was a small meadow surrounded by trees. There was a small stream running through it, and Grace knew that she had to cross it to escape.
She ran towards the stream, barely stopping before jumping in. The water was cold, but it felt refreshing. She waded through it, trying to put as much distance between herself and the townspeople as she could.
As she reached the other side, she heard a gunshot. She turned around and saw Tom standing on the other side of the stream, holding a gun in his hand.
Grace didn’t know what to do. She was trapped, with nowhere to go.
Tom started to cross the stream, his gun pointed at Grace. She knew that this was it. This was the end.
But then, there was a sudden movement in the trees. A group of travelers appeared, armed with guns and knives.
They attacked Tom and the other townspeople, freeing Grace from their grasp. In the chaos, Grace managed to escape, running deeper into the woods.
She didn’t stop running until she collapsed, exhausted and scared. But she knew that she was finally safe. She had escaped from Dogville, and she would never have to go back there again.
Chapter 6: The Redemption
Grace wandered for days, desperate to escape Dogville and the horrors she had endured there. She had run out of food and water, and her body was weak and sore from the journey. Just when she thought she could go no further, she stumbled upon a small group of travelers who were passing through the area. They saw her and approached her cautiously, but when they saw how weak she was, they took pity on her and offered her shelter and a meal.
At first, Grace was hesitant to accept their help. She had learned to be wary of strangers after her experiences in Dogville. But the travelers were kind and gentle, and they seemed genuinely interested in helping her. They introduced themselves as a group of nomads who travelled from place to place, offering their services as entertainers and labourers. They welcomed Grace into their group and made her feel safe.
The nomads were an eclectic mix of people from all over the world. There was an old man named Zoltan who played the accordion and told stories, a young couple named Maria and Jose who sang and danced, and a wise woman named Vasilica who knew all about herbs and healing. Grace was amazed by their talents and skills, and she soon realized that she had a lot to learn from them.
Grace started to help the nomads with their chores. She cooked meals, washed clothes, and helped with the animals. She learned how to mend clothes and make jewellery, and she even started to sing and dance with Maria and Jose. The nomads were impressed by her hard work and her eagerness to learn. They saw something special in her and took her under their wing.
As Grace spent more time with the nomads, she began to feel a sense of belonging. For the first time in a long time, she felt like she had a family. The nomads were kind and supportive, and they helped her to heal from the trauma she had experienced in Dogville. They listened to her stories and shared their own, and they showed her that there was still good in the world.
One day, as they travelled through a dense forest, the nomads were approached by a group of bandits. The bandits were ruthless and violent, and they demanded that the nomads give them all their belongings. The nomads were outnumbered and outmatched, and they knew that they couldn’t fight the bandits off. But Grace wasn’t going to let them take everything away from her new family.
Grace stood up to the bandits, surprising everyone, including herself. She confronted their leader and told him that they wouldn’t give in to their demands. The bandits laughed and mocked her, but Grace didn’t back down. She knew that she had to protect the nomads at all costs.
As the tension grew, something inside Grace clicked. She felt a surge of energy and power that she hadn’t felt before. She was no longer the helpless victim from Dogville. She was a fighter, and she was determined to protect the people she cared about. With a fierce determination, she charged at the bandits, surprising them with her agility and strength. She fought them off with all her might, wounding some and scaring off others.
When the bandits had fled, the nomads were in shock. They had never seen Grace like this before. She had shown a side of herself that they had never seen, and they were amazed by her bravery and courage. They hugged her tight and thanked her for saving their lives.
From that day on, Grace had a new purpose. She was no longer running away from something, she was running towards something. She had found a new family in the nomads, and she was determined to protect them and help them in any way she could. She had finally found a place where she belonged.
As they continued their journey, the nomads would stop in small towns and villages, entertaining the locals with their talents. Grace would join them, singing and dancing and telling stories. She had discovered a new talent within herself, and she was loved by everyone who saw her perform.
The nomads had given Grace a second chance at life, and she was grateful for it every day. She had finally found a sense of purpose and belonging, something that she thought she had lost forever. And she knew that she would do everything in her power to protect her new family.
Chapter 7: The Reckoning
Grace looked around at the people of Dogville, who had gathered in the center of town. They were all staring at her, their faces twisted in anger and fear. Grace stood tall, her eyes fixed on Tom, who was standing at the front of the crowd.
“You all betrayed me,” she said, her voice shaking. “But I forgive you. I forgive you all.”
The townspeople were taken aback by her words. They had expected her to be angry, to demand justice for the way they had treated her. But she was different. She was forgiving.
Tom stepped forward, a look of confusion on his face. “What are you talking about, Grace? We didn’t betray you. We helped you.”
Grace took a deep breath and told the story of her past. She told them about the gangsters who were after her, about the abuse she had suffered. She told them about her time in Dogville, about the favors she had done for them, and about the way they had turned on her.
The townspeople listened in silence, their faces pale with guilt. They realized that they had been wrong, that they had treated Grace unfairly. They felt ashamed of themselves.
Grace continued. “I came to Dogville seeking refuge, seeking a new life. But instead, I found hatred and fear. I found people who were willing to sacrifice their humanity for their own selfish desires.”
She paused, her eyes scanning the crowd. “But I forgive you. I forgive you all. Because I know that forgiveness is the only way to move forward.”
The townspeople were stunned by her words. They had never heard anyone speak like this before. They had never heard anyone forgive them for their mistakes.
Suddenly, a voice spoke up from the back of the crowd. It was Martha, the woman who had betrayed Grace’s secret.
“I’m sorry, Grace,” she said, her voice barely audible. “I was wrong. I shouldn’t have betrayed you. I hope you can forgive me.”
Grace looked at Martha, tears streaming down her face. “I forgive you, Martha. I forgive you all.”
The townspeople began to cry, their voices blending together in a chorus of sorrow and regret. They realized that they had been wrong, that they had hurt someone who had come to them for help. They realized that they needed to change.
And so, they did. They began to rebuild their town, to make it a place where everyone was welcome. They began to treat each other with kindness and respect, to honor the humanity in each other.
Grace stayed in Dogville for a while, helping the townspeople to rebuild their community. She showed them what forgiveness and love could do, how they could change the world around them.
But eventually, she knew it was time to move on. She had forgiven the people of Dogville, but she could never forget what they had done. She knew she needed to find a new place, a new community where she could start over.
And so, Grace said her goodbyes and left Dogville behind. But the lessons she had learned stayed with her, guiding her on her journey. She knew that forgiveness was the key to a better world, and that love and kindness could conquer even the darkest of times.
As she walked away from the town, Grace looked up at the sky, feeling the warmth of the sun on her face. She smiled, knowing that she had found her peace at last.
Some scenes from the movie Dogville written by A.I.
EXT. DOGVILLE – DAY
A barren soundstage is stylishly utilized to create a minimalist small-town setting. In the distance, we see a young woman, GRACE, running towards the town. She is sweating and out of breath. As she gets closer, we see the fear on her face. She desperately needs help.
INT. DOGVILLE – DAY
Grace enters the town, looking around frantically for someone to help her. She spots a group of men playing cards outside a bar. She approaches them.
Excuse me, can you help me?
The men stop what they’re doing and look at her. One of them, TOM, approaches her.
What’s the matter?
I’m being chased by some dangerous people. I need a place to hide.
(looking at the other men)
What do you guys say?
The men exchange glances.
I say we help her. But, there is a cost.
Grace looks at him, confused.
You work for us. We’ll give you shelter and a job. You have to earn your keep.
Grace nods, relieved.
EXT. DOGVILLE – DAY
Grace is seen working hard for the people of Dogville. She is chopping wood, carrying water, and doing other tasks assigned to her. She is determined to earn her keep and prove her worth.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Logline: A young woman seeking refuge from dangerous criminals finds herself trapped in a small town filled with two-faced people who exploit her. As tensions rise and secrets are revealed, she must fight to survive and find a way out.
– Grace: A young woman on the run from dangerous criminals.
– Tom: The leader of Dogville who offers to help Grace but has ulterior motives.
– Jason: A young boy who befriends Grace and tries to help her.
– Martha: Jason’s mother who discovers Grace’s secret and uses it to her advantage.
Dogville, a small town in the middle of nowhere surrounded by mountains and forests. The town is made up of a few simple buildings and a barren soundstage that’s used to create a minimalistic small-town look.
INT. DOGVILLE – DAY
Grace is sweeping the floor of Tom’s house. He enters and watches her for a moment.
TOM: You’re doing a fine job, Grace. The people of Dogville are beginning to like you.
GRACE: Thank you, Tom. I’m happy to help.
TOM: Good. Because I have a favor to ask of you.
Grace looks up at Tom, suddenly nervous.
GRACE: What kind of favor?
Tom approaches Grace, and she backs away.
TOM: Don’t worry, it’s nothing too demanding. I have certain needs, and I think you could help me with them.
Grace’s eyes widen in shock and disgust.
GRACE: I don’t know what you’re talking about.
Tom places a hand on Grace’s shoulder.
TOM: You’re a smart girl, Grace. You know exactly what I’m talking about. If you want to stay in Dogville, you need to make it worth our while. And I think you can.
Grace tries to pull away, but Tom grabs her wrist.
TOM: Think about it, Grace. You’ll be doing a service for the town. And maybe, just maybe, I can protect you from those criminals who are after you.
Grace reluctantly agrees, knowing that she has no choice. Tom kisses her on the cheek and leaves the house. Grace collapses onto the floor, overwhelmed with a mixture of fear and disgust.
GRACE (whispering to herself): This isn’t the way out. This isn’t the way out.
She picks herself up and returns to her work, trying to push the memory of Tom’s touch out of her mind.
INT. DOGVILLE HOUSE – NIGHT
Grace sits on the edge of the bed, tears streaming down her face. She’s just revealed her secret to Jason.
GRACE: I need you to promise me something, Jason.
JASON: Anything, Grace. I’ll do anything to help you.
GRACE: You can’t tell anyone about me and Tom. It has to stay a secret.
JASON: I promise, Grace. I won’t tell anyone.
Grace takes a deep breath and looks up at Jason, grateful for his support.
GRACE: Thank you. You’re a good kid.
JASON: You’re a good person, Grace. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
Grace manages a small smile, but her heart is heavy with the weight of her secret.
INT. DOGVILLE TOWN SQUARE – DAY
Grace stands in the center of the town square, surrounded by the angry townspeople. They hurl insults and accusations at her, while Martha watches with a smug expression on her face.
You’re nothing but a liar and a whore!
You tricked us all, you filthy outsider!
We should have never trusted you!
Grace tries to defend herself, but her words fall on deaf ears. She looks around for Jason, but he’s nowhere to be seen. Martha steps forward, holding a piece of paper.
I have proof that Grace has been lying to us all. She’s been having an affair with Tom!
The townspeople gasp in shock. Grace’s face turns pale, and she looks like she’s about to faint.
That’s not true! Tom forced himself on me!
Don’t listen to her lies! She’s just trying to save herself!
The townspeople start to close in on Grace, and she backs away, trying to find a way out. Just then, a gunshot rings out, and everyone freezes.
The gangsters who are after Grace have arrived in Dogville, and they’re closing in on the town square. The townspeople scatter in fear, and Grace is left alone in the chaos.
GRACE (to herself)
What have I done? How did it come to this?
She looks around at the carnage and decides that she’s had enough. She takes a deep breath and starts walking towards the gangsters, ready to face whatever fate has in store for her.
FADE TO BLACK.
Screenplay By: [Your Name]
Scene 5: The Escape
INT. DOGVILLE – STREET – NIGHT
Grace is frantically packing her belongings. She looks out the window and sees Tom and his men heading towards her house. She panics and picks up her bag.
I have to get out of here.
She runs out of the house and into the dark street. The sound of footsteps echoes behind her. She looks back and sees Tom running after her.
Grace speeds up and turns into an alley. She runs and runs until she reaches the end of the alley, where she finds herself in front of a high fence.
(whispering to herself)
She hears Tom’s footsteps getting closer. She looks around and spots a small opening in the fence. She hesitates for a moment but then decides to crawl through it.
INT. DOGVILLE – WOODS – NIGHT
Grace emerges from the other side of the fence, panting heavily. She looks around and realizes that she’s lost in the woods. She hears Tom’s voice in the distance.
Grace, come back!
Grace starts to run deeper into the woods, trying to keep her balance in the dark. She hears something rustling in the bushes and stops.
A group of travelers emerge from the bushes.
We heard shouting. Are you okay?
Please, help me. I need to get out of here.
Grace tells them everything that happened in Dogville. The travelers listen carefully and offer to help her.
We’re heading west. You can come with us. We’ll keep you safe.
Grace looks at them gratefully.
The travelers help Grace up and they start to walk deeper into the woods, leaving Tom and his men behind.
FADE TO BLACK.