This is the first time we meet Jaston, Nino’s childhood friend and
JASTON, a handsome, Haitian man, enters.
JASTON Bèl nonm...
It is February, 1970 in the Dominican Republic.
What’s wrong, boy? You look as spooked as a one-eyed bird.
NINO Come in, Jaston. JASTON Lieutenant. NINO What? JASTON Now I’m Second Lieutenant Jaston Marcelin.
NINO That was quick. JASTON You wanna see the march I lead? NINO Not really-
Jaston demonstrates his march.
JASTON One, two, one, two, HUT!
NINO That’s it? JASTON What do you mean is that it? Blood and sweat went into getting that privilege you see right there. NINO Great. Congratulations. JASTON Who would have thought it, right? Had this been Haiti I would have rotted. NINO Nice uniform. JASTON Thank you. NINO It fits you pretty well. JASTON It’s gonna fit even better when