Pig (2021) – Transcript

A truffle hunter who lives alone in the Oregonian wilderness must return to his past in Portland in search of his beloved foraging pig after she is kidnapped.
Pig (2021)

Robin “Rob” Feld is a former Portland-based chef turned reclusive truffle forager following the death of his wife and partner Lori fifteen years prior. He hunts truffles deep in the forests of Oregon through the use of his prized foraging pig. He begins supplying the truffles he and his pig finds to Amir, a young, inexperienced seller. One night, Rob is assaulted by unidentified assailants who also steal his pig.

He reaches out to Amir, who helps him locate a group of junkies who another local truffle-hunter suspects of being the culprits. They claim not to have the pig, but allude that the person who got it from them lives in downtown Portland. Rob and Amir infiltrate an underground fighting ring, where they manage to extract another clue as to the whereabouts of Rob’s pig.

The following morning, Amir makes himself and Rob breakfast and voices his admiration for him as a chef; Amir’s parents’ marriage was an unhappy one, but Amir recalls his parents being at their happiest following a dinner at Rob’s restaurant many years ago before his mother eventually committed suicide. Following his lead from the fighting ring, Rob asks Amir to secure reservations for themselves at Eurydice, a popular, trendy restaurant. In the meantime, Rob visits the house that he lived in with Lori.

At Eurydice, Rob requests a meeting with its head chef, Derrick, a former pasta chef at Rob’s restaurant. After pointedly criticizing Derrick for opening a contemporary restaurant rather than the pub he always wanted to run, an emasculated Derrick confesses that Amir’s wealthy father, Darius, was behind the theft of his pig, which he knew about after Amir informed him about its existence.

Rob angrily ends his partnership with Amir before going to confront Darius at his home. Darius promises him $25,000 dollars in exchange for the pig and threatens Rob with the pig’s death should he come after him again. After Amir visits his mom, who is actually alive and in a coma, implying her suicide attempt was a failed one, he goes to pick up Rob from Darius’s house. Rob admits to Amir that he does not actually need his pig to hunt truffles, but he simply appreciates its companionship. He then asks Amir to help him get his pig back another way.

Rob retrieves a loaf of bread from his former baker while Amir acquires a bottle of wine from Rob and Lori’s personal collection at the mausoleum where Lori’s body is being held. After sneaking back into Darius’s house, Rob and Amir cook the same dinner, which Darius and his wife were cooked years earlier by Rob, for the three of them in the kitchen. Darius is brought to tears over the meal and retreats to his office. When Rob again asks where his pig is, Darius confesses that the junkies he hired to take it had mishandled it, resulting in its death; Rob is devastated.

A remorseful Amir drives Rob back to the Skyline tavern from where he had first picked him up, and Rob, despite everything, decides to resume his partnership with him. Returning to his cabin, he plays a tape that Lori recorded of herself singing “I’m on Fire” to him for his birthday.

* * *


[water gushing]

[crickets chirping]

ROB: [whistles] Come on.

There you go.

[clicks tongue] Come on.

Have a truffle, girl.


Good find, girl.




[car music plays]

AMIR: [grunts] Oh, boy.

Excuse me.

No. No, fuck off.

Get away from my car.

Go, go. Come on.

No, no, not me, either.

What’s up, old man?

Oh, wow.



I don’t know how this little fucker does it.

How do you do it?


You sure you don’t want one of those, um, camp showers, you know, the ones with the propane and the hot water?

What about that phone?

I don’t wanna be the one to drive up and find you, like dead.

You know, there’s, like, animals and shit out here.


[Rob whistles]


Good talk, Rob.

See you next Thursday, asshole.

[car music plays]

[car revving]

WOMAN: [giggling] Go out.

[giggling] Go out, go away.

Get out, get out, it’s just… I’m trying to surprise you.

I’m trying… I’m…

I’m okay.

[crickets chirping]

[coyotes howling]

[pig snorting]

ROB: It’s just coyotes. Back to bed, girl.

[coyotes howling]

[pig snorting]

[clicks tongue]

[pig snorting]

ROB: Hey, hey.

It’s just coyotes.

That’s it, go to bed.


[pig grunting]

TWEAKER: Go inside! Go! Get it. Get it!

I got it, I got it, I got it.

[pig grunting]

ROB: Let her go! [grunts]

TWEAKER: Oh, my God!


[pig squealing]

No. No. No.


[vehicle revving]


[birds chirping]


[engine starting]

[engine stalling]

[engine revving]

[engine explodes]


[horn honking]


Can I help you?

Is… [clear throats]

Marge here?

Marge died 10 years ago.


Do you have a phone?

Are you gonna order something?


[radio music plays]

[horn honking]

AMIR: Let’s go, let’s go, let’s go, let’s go.

Thank you.

You fucker.

Whoa, that hurt?

Listen, man.

You know this isn’t, like, my problem, right?

You want your supply, I need my pig.

[car revving]

RADIO DJ: The classical composers are those of the first rank who have developed music to the highest picture-perfection on its formal side.

Therefore, where classical music proves superior to all other forms is in its staying power.

It was beautiful 200 years ago and will remain beautiful 200 years from now.

Something so potent and elemental in the appeal…

MAN: How’s it going, Mac?

MAC: Yo.

MAN: Mac?

You know, I don’t like buyers coming out to the site.

Yeah, hey, Mac. Sorry.

I’m just, um… um, uh, we’re just looking for that couple with the green pickup.


You got a little somethin’.

Uh, they haven’t been around for a few weeks.

What’d they do?

Nothing. Just a little misunderstanding we gotta get sorted out.

They took my pig.

What kind of pig?

It’s a truffle pig.

MAC: Motherfucker!

Wicky, you take over.

Anyone fucks with Wicky, I’ll break your fingers.



I expect certain things from the people I do business with.

I think that’s reasonable.

Yeah. We appreciate that, Mac.

We really do appreciate it.


You’ve been digging my sites.

No. No, no, no. We wouldn’t do that.

This guy comes telling me you took his pig.

That means you’re poaching.

TWEAKETTE: Okay. Listen.

We don’t even have the pig anymore, okay?

I mean, I swear…

Who has it?

I don’t know.

Did you see him?

I didn’t get like a fucking ID or… it was just some guy with money and…


Um, he came to us.

Oh, he drove a nice car.

What kind of car did he drive in?


It was… it was waxy.

It was just some city guy. I don’t… I don’t know.

AMIR: So I guess that’s it? Just find a new one?

Another pig can’t do what she did.

I don’t know, man. Get a… get a good trainer or something.

You lose a season while I train a pig that’ll never be as good?


Take me to the city.


A city guy.

What are you gonna do, knock on every fuckin’ door in Portland?

I might know someone who knows the industry.

You might…

I… I’m not taking you to the fucking city, okay?

That’s where I do my business.

Are you afraid?

Listen, what I do is all about my reputation.

People talk.

People talk?


People talk.

Stop saying that.

You like this car?

You like that shirt?

Shut up.



Is this the spot?

I need $10.

Sure you do.

[bar music plays]

SINGER: ♪ Should have seen ♪

♪ Turn around ♪

♪ Think about the love you lost ♪

♪ And the love you feel ♪

Have you heard anything about a pig?

EDGAR: I remember a time when your name meant something to people, Robin.

But now… you have no value.

You don’t even exist anymore.

You don’t exist.

You even know his real name?

Open the door.

How do you know that guy?

Rob, how do you know him?

I used to live around here.

Was that Edgar?

How do you know Edgar?

What time is it?


I don’t have a watch.

Oh, shocker.

It’s 9:15.

What are we doing?

We’re waiting until 12:00.

AMIR: Oh, shit!

Just you… yeah, you go.

Go away.

I need to go inside.

We don’t have a bathroom.

I’m having a night out…

AMIR: Don’t tell him my name.

…with my friend.

AMIR: you stupid asshole.

What is it?


AMIR: fucking kill me…

Amir! Yo!

Dave? What’s up, my dude?

I didn’t know you were working tonight.

Yeah. Is this guy with you?

Hey, listen, he’s my dad’s friend.

I’m just showing him around and we’re just…

Just whatever, man.

He’s Buddhist.

I don’t care.

[indistinct chatter]

AMIR: Do you even know where we’re going?


ROB: We’re going to the Hotel Portland.


What hotel? What…

The Hotel Portland.

I know this city.

There is no such thing as a Hotel Portland.

I’m sticking my neck out.

And we’re in my city now, so you have to… you know, you gotta keep me in the loop.

There is no loop. We’re finding my pig.

You’re not part of a loop. You’re my ride.

Fuck you, man!

You’re just a fucking homeless asshole who probably fucks his pig.

I’m so sick of your shit!

Do you know what you’re worth to me without that pig?

Nothing. Fucking zero!

You’re gonna have a fucking stroke in that cabin, and I’m gonna be the only one that fucking notices.

So how about try and give me some fucking respect?

I don’t fuck my pig.


Fuck this, man! I am fucking outta here.

The hotel was torn down back in the ’50s.

Now it’s Pioneer Square.

But they just covered up the subbasement, so… it’s all still there under the park.


ROB: Now it’s Edgar’s place.

That’s where we’re going.

Now you’re in the loop.

Help me.


ROB: Whatever happens, just stay back.

AMIR: What does that mean?

What’s “whatever?”


It’s dusty.

Leave that off. Your eyes will adjust.

Edgar’s been running fights for restaurant workers for 30 years.

If your name means something, they’ll bid high.

That’s all he sees.

AMIR: How do you know that?

Who are you?

[crowd cheering]

[clock ticking]

[indistinct chatter]

[fists pounding]


Ten seconds. That is 500 bucks for Dennis.

And next up, we’ve got…

[Rob whistles]

[crowd chatter]


[crowd chatter]


WOMAN: Oh, my God.


SINGER: ♪ I don’t know if ♪

♪ We’re in the garden ♪

[Rob grunts]


[clock ticking]


[Rob groans]

[clock ticking stops]

[fists pounding]


[Rob groaning]

I’m looking… for my pig.






[birds chirping]


Sorry. I don’t cook very much.

You know the place?


Yeah, it’s hot.

Can you get a reservation for lunch?

Sure. Yeah.

You know, when I was a kid, my parents used to do this… date night thing.

I mean, not a lot, my dad was really busy.

They’d usually come back fighting and screaming at each other.

And my mom would get all… mopey.

But… this one night… I remember… going to this restaurant and… they came back, and they were so happy.

Like, they were smiling and talking about the food and the wine and really, really, really drunk.

They talked about that meal for years.

Even after the chef, this huge chef, just disappeared.

That was your spot.

People still talk about it, you know?

It’s probably the only time I remember my mom, like…

What happened to her?


Um, she killed herself.

She was… she was never like… when you’re like that, it’s just it’s gonna happen sooner or later.

My dad was… he was always the tough one in the family.

So, his business is bomb.

I mean, he’s not going anywhere anytime soon.

He’s very… he’s very with it, know what I mean?

He’s locked in.

Motherfucker. [scoffs]


We don’t… have to care.

People first came out here 10,000 years ago… we would’ve been under 400 feet of water.

Every 200 years, we get an earthquake, right along the coast.

One’s coming up.

When the shockwave hits, most of the city will flatten.

Every bridge will fall into the Willamette, so… there’s nowhere to go even if we could.

Anyone who survives that’s just waiting.

Five minutes later, they’ll look up and they’ll see a wave ten stories high.

And then all this, everyone… it’s all gonna be at the bottom of the ocean.


You should use stale bread for French toast.

BRITISH VOICE: A tone becomes musical material only by association with another tone.

We might hear it alone, study its quality, and determine its degree of acuteness or gravity, but its…

You want that hundred fifty percent carthusianum?

You come to me.

If you want some bullshit indicum, then you go to Katie.

You want some shit that’s been sitting in a… you want some shit that’s been sitting in a cooler for three days? Then you go to my father.

But if you want the real thing, if you want the real thing then you come to me.

I’m the king of the jungle. [grunting]

Hey, you’re buddies with the sous-chef over at Finway’s, right?

How many grams are we at?

Uh, 220.

That’s close enough.

Cool. So, um…

Hey, Jess will get you on the way out, all right?

Right. Awesome. Um… you are friends with Finway’s guy, right?


Sweet. Sweet.

Yo, you think you could, like, score me a res for lunch today or…

You know that’s your dad’s spot.

Yeah. No, I… I mean, I know.

It’s just like… it’s fine.

He knows. It’s cool. I’m not there for business.

I’m just… I have a friend in town.

Anyway, you know how busy they are this time of year?

For sure. For sure. But… I mean, you got like mad ins there, so.

Come on.


Half off.


My friend is Robin Feld.


[handpan playing]

[birds chirping]

That sounds nice.

What is it?

It’s called a handpan.

Wanna try it?

[handpan playing]

Does your face hurt?



What’s your name?


I’m Rob.

I used to live here.

What happened to the persimmon tree?

What’s a persimmon?

It’s a, uh… it’s an orange fruit.

Looks kind of like a tomato.

You… you can’t eat it if it’s not ripe.

It’s awful.

But… if you give it time, it gets rid of these things called tannins, and then they’re very good.

I don’t think we have a persimmon tree.


That’s okay.

Did it die?

EURYDICE WAITRESS: We all have a set of held beliefs about the world around us.

To challenge them is to acknowledge our foundation is sand, but it opens us up to something greater.

To pure connection.

To true life.

Today’s journey begins by uniting the depths of the sea with the riches of our forests.

We’ve emulsified locally sourced scallops encased in a flash-frozen seawater roe blend, on a bed of foraged huckleberry foam, all bathed in the smoke from Douglas fir cones.


I’d like to speak to the chef.


Listen, man, can we try to keep a low profile?

My dad sells to this place.

I’m not really supposed to be in here.


It’s okay.


Why what?

Why aren’t you supposed to be in here?

Oh, that’s nice.

You know, we just have a thing.

We don’t step on each other’s sales.

I’ve got my business and he’s got his.

Why don’t you work for him?

I will one day, you know, when I’m more established.

Your dad sounds terrible.

Well, you know, can’t all live in the woods.

I mean, it sounds like he’s not very supportive.

Well, he knows that I can make it on my own.

You know, in this business, you got to…

[makes sound] You got to… you know, I don’t need help. I don’t need his help.

Let me do the talking, okay?


Hi, I’m Chef Finway.

Welcome to Eurydice.

Food is really good.

Well, thank you.

Thank you. I’m so glad you’re enjoying it.

Um, we heard there were some new truffles on the menu?

Well, we are planning a few truffle dishes for the winter menu.

It’s… it’s a… it’s a fascinating and expanding local industry with deep roots in old-world, uh, traditions.


Um… I’m looking for a truffle pig.

I don’t… I, uh, I don’t understand.

I just wanna know about the pig.

Tell him who you are.

Come on. Tell him.

Chef Feld?

Oh, my God. Uh, may I?

Uh, how are you?

My God. You… you… you’ve been off the scene for what, uh, 10 years?

AMIR: Fifteen.

Really? Okay.

I thought you were… um, well, I mean, the time is very, uh…



I’m sorry, do you need medical attention?

No. Thank you.

Uh, you probably don’t remember me, but I actually worked at Hestia.

You were a prep cook for two months.

Was it two months?

I fired you because you always overcooked the pasta.


Ah, ah, now, this is excellent.

This is a, uh, a 2012 Pinot from just 20 miles away.

So do you know about the pig?

Uh, why… why do you want a pig?

It’s my pig.

Oh, okay.

Uh, that… that… that’s great.

That’s a… that’s a… that’s a great business.

It’s a… it’s a… it’s an expanding industry.

It’s… it’s…

Someone stole it.


I really, um, I respect you, Chef, I always have.

But I’m running a business here and people have expectations, uh, critics, uh, investors, so forth.

And, uh, truffles are-are-are-are a key part of the whole, uh, concept of the winter menu and… and they need to be the top of the line.

So you understand.

I… I have… I have the utmost respect for you, utmost.

What is the… concept here?

Um, well, uh, we’re interested in taking local ingredients, uh, native to this region and… and just deconstructing them, you know, making the… the familiar feel foreign, thereby giving us, uh, an even greater appreciation of food as a whole.

This is the kind of cooking you like?

It’s cutting-edge, it’s very exciting.


Uh, I mean, everybody loves it.

You like cooking it?


Derek, what was it you always used to talk about opening?

Wasn’t it a pub?

Every-everyone loves it here.

It’s a… this is a huge success.

Why didn’t you open your pub?

I… I don’t… I don’t know that I… I really wanted, uh, I mean… I mean, it’s such… that was such a long time ago.

When I fired you, I asked you what you wanted to do.

You said you have a few rooms upstairs, a real English pub.

That… did I… I say that?


Nobody wants pubs around here.

It’s a… that’s-that’s-that’s a terrible investment.

What was going to be your signature dish?

Liver scotch eggs with a honey curry mustard.


They’re not real.

You get that, right?

None of it is real.

The critics aren’t real, the customers aren’t real because this isn’t real.

You aren’t real.


[laughs] Okay.

Derek, why do you care about this people?

They don’t care about you, none of them.

They don’t even know you because you haven’t shown them.

Every day you wake up and there’ll be less of you.

You live your life for them and they don’t even see you.

You don’t even see yourself.

We don’t get a lot of things to really care about.

Derek, who has my pig?

He’s not somebody you wanna make angry.

He will be angry.


Rob, it wasn’t me, okay?

I don’t even talk to him.

Open it.

Rob, I didn’t say shit, okay?

Please, I… I didn’t even know about it.

Take me to him.

It’s my dad, okay?

It’s my dad. You don’t understand.



Fuck. Stop.

Stop. What the fuck?

The Camaro. What the fuck?

The Camaro. Stop.

You psycho.

What’s his address?

Listen, man, I will get you a new one.

I will get you a new one. I swear.

I’ll take a hit for the season.

What is it?

380 Northwest Willow.

We’re done.

I don’t wanna see you again.

So that’s it?


I’m right here.

Man, I am right here.

We can work this out.

Okay. You know what? Fuck.


BRITISH VOICE: All great men are ahead of their time and then all great music, no matter when written, you shall find the instances of…

[engine starts]


[thunder rumbling]

[rain pattering]


AMIR: Hi, Mom.

Um, I met the guy who, um… who made you that dinner.

Do you remember that dinner?

I actually think you’d really like him.

Maybe not. [laughs]

I don’t know.

Would you wish Dad would just let you die?

So do you just wish that he’d let you die?

NURSE: Excuse me.

Um, I was gonna clean her trach but…


…did you wanna see her?



DARIUS: Can I say… it’s an honor meeting you?

Half the restaurants in Portland owe you a debt.

I’d like my pig back.

My son means well, but, uh, he’s not cut out for this business.

It’ll eat him alive.

I mean, he’ll be okay.

I’ll find him a nice desk job, something out of the way. That’s really where he belongs.

I don’t care.

You know, he, uh, he told me the first day that he met you was actually sweet.

And I didn’t think the business would take off, but… here I am with egg on my face.

But I think now it’s time for somebody who knows what they’re doing to take over.

I want my pig back.

Yeah. I’ll give you $15,000 to walk away.


Twenty thousand.


Twenty million?



I control myself very well, but I don’t think you understand what I am.

From the very first moment my son started selling for you, you’ve been in my world.

This whole time, all these years, Edgar, Finway, those tweaked out fucks, they’re mine.

That’s just how it is.

You have nothing to bargain with.

Now I will have $25,000 delivered to that little campground of yours tomorrow.

If I see you again, you do anything to fuck with me, I will chop that pig up into bacon.

I can buy another one.

Now get out of my house.

Were you always like this… or was it just after she died?

Were you?

You made the right choice being out there in the woods.

You had your moment, but there’s nothing here for you anymore.

There’s really nothing here for most of us.

You don’t keep a grip on it, that’s pretty much it.

Buy yourself a new pig.

I thought you might need your ride.

I have a bike.

I’m sorry I told him about you.

I really didn’t know he’d take her.

I don’t need my pig to find truffles.


The trees.

The trees tell you where to look.

Then why the fuck did we do all this?

I love her.

Do you have a pen?


I have to write something.

Um… well, if the city floods, we can always go up to Mount Hood.

Hood’s an active volcano.

Well, I’m not fucking moving to Seattle.

Fuck Seattle.

I’m gonna need you to drop me off and go and get everything on that list.

I can’t get all these stuff.

Check in with the names.

Tell them you’re with me.

You want me to use your name?

Should I even ask what we’re doing?

We’re getting my pig back.


JEZEBEL: Can I help you?

AMIR: Hi. Um, I’m looking for Jezebel.

You’ll have to schedule an appointment.

Robin Feld sent me.

Are these all yours?

Well, now, yes.

They used to belong to Robin and Laurie.

Who’s Laurie?

He didn’t ask me to but I’m saving the one next to it for him.

You tell him that, okay?

ROB: You made it a bakery?

HELEN: I’m a baker.

I kept it the same for a couple years.

I thought maybe you’d come take it back… but you didn’t.

And, um, it wasn’t me, you’re a chef, I’m a baker.

Do you still make your salted baguette?

Robin… I do still make it.

The same recipe?

Same recipe.

Do you have a loaf?



Can I have another?


Bye, chef.

You got rid of the curtains?

Laurie always wanted to.

This is better.

[car engine starts]

[owl hooting]




Dad, can you come out here?

We made you dinner.

You can leave.

We made you dinner.

Thank you.

[glasses clinking]

ROB: Your son found this.



[door closes]


Get out.

Please get out.

Get out!

Get out of my house!

Get out!

I remember every meal I ever cooked.

I remember every person I ever served.

Why are you doing this?


I’m sorry. But, um… by the time I got it, these waste of space junkies, they…

They were too rough, we couldn’t…

she died.


[wind whooshing]

[car engine stops]

[crickets chirping]

What can I get you two?

[clears throat] What pie do you have today?

WAITRESS: We don’t do pie.

AMIR: You don’t do pie?

We have chocolate chip cookies, cheesecake, and brownies.

[clears throat] All right.

We’ll get two brownies.

We’ll have some coffee too.

Cream and sugar?


What are you thinking?

I was thinking if I never came looking for her, in my head, she’d still be alive.

But she wouldn’t be.

No, she wouldn’t.

[door closes]

You okay?

I think I’m gonna walk.

You okay?


I’ll see you Thursday?



[car door closes]


RADIO DJ: …shall not be difficult for him to recognize the three elements on which music rests, melody, harmony, and rhythm.

Can he recognize them with sufficient…



[birds chirping]


WOMAN: Hey, no.

[laughs] Stop.

So I know we’re going to a really fancy restaurant tonight and you’re gonna complain about the food, and I’m gonna have to get really drunk to deal with it.

But it’s your birthday and I love you.

This song reminds me of you.

Happy Birthday.

[guitar music plays]

SINGER: ♪ Hey, little girl, is your daddy home? ♪

♪ Did he go and leave you all alone? ♪

♪ I got a bad desire ♪

♪ Oh-oh-oh ♪

♪ I’m on fire ♪

♪ Tell me now, baby, is he good to you? ♪

♪ Can he do to you the things that I do? ♪

♪ No ♪

♪ I can take you higher ♪

♪ Oh-oh-oh ♪

♪ I’m on fire ♪

♪ Ooh ♪

♪ Oh-oh-ooh ♪

♪ Ooh ♪

♪ Oh-oh-ooh ♪

♪ Sometimes it’s like someone took a knife ♪

♪ Baby, edgy and dull and cut a six-inch valley ♪

♪ Through the middle of my skull ♪

♪ At night I wake up with the sheets soaking wet ♪

♪ And a freight train running through the middle of my head ♪

♪ Only you ♪

♪ Can cool my desire ♪

♪ Oh-oh-oh ♪

♪ I’m on fire ♪

♪ Oh-oh-oh ♪

♪ I’m on fire ♪

♪ Oh-oh-oh ♪

♪ I’m on fire ♪

♪ Ooh ♪

♪ Oh-oh-ooh-oh ♪

♪ Oh-oh-ooh-oh ♪

♪ Ooh-oh-ooh ♪

♪ Oh-oh-ooh-oh ♪

♪ Oh-oh-oh-ooh ♪

[birds chirping]


[pig snorting]


1 thought on “Pig (2021) – Transcript”

  1. Thank you so much for sharing these!
    Because I liked the dialogue between Rod and Fenway, but because I’m not an English reader, so…..thanks anyway!

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A Sacrifice (2024)

A Sacrifice (2024) | Transcript

American social psychologist Ben Monroe investigates a local cult connected to a disturbing event, while his daughter becomes embroiled with a mysterious local boy.

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