Banned for over a decade for its outspoken criticism of the post-WWII communist regime in Hungary, Péter Bacsó's 'The Witness' has...更多>
Virág Árpád: All I can say, Comrade Pelikán, is that the international situation is intensifying. Virág Árpád: But just remember this, Comrade Pelikán. The class struggle is intensifying. Gulyás Elemér: Back again? Pelikán József, gátõr:
Shut up. The regime can thrive without me, too.
Gulyás Elemér: Not for long. Pelikán József, gátõr: Why? Gulyás Elemér: The Americans are coming. Pelikán József, gátõr: Truman on a white horse? Don't you know anything new? Virág Árpád: That's a new skirt, isnt't it? Gogolák elvtársnõ: It is, Comrade Virág. Virág Árpád: It's too short. Sexuality is the opiate of the decadent west. Pelikán József, gátõr: Mercy, I'm a complete idiot. Pelikán József, gátõr: As of today, the ghost train shall be know as The Socialist Ghost Train. We'll get rid of the skeletons and other old junk. We'll replace them with portraits of our great leaders, especially Comrade Bástya. Bástya elvtárs: What's this? Pelikán József, gátõr: An orange. Bástya elvtárs: An orange? Pelikán József, gátõr: The new Hungarian orange. It's slightly yellower, it's slightly sharper, but our own. Virág Árpád: The international situation is intensifying. We've caught up with the latest group of inner parasites. Pelikán József, gátõr: I feel a bit bad about it, though. Why do we have to make such a fuss over it? We deceived the people after all. Virág Árpád: Who did we deceieve? Ourselves? We know what it's all about. The researchers? They're happy to have their medals. The masses? They don't eat lemons or oranges, but they're happy to celebrate. The imperialists? We've given them a thorough beating. I wouldn't like to be in their shoes. We proclaimed a slogan: let there be a Hungarian orange! And there it was! We made no empty promises, Pelikán! Virág Árpád: The suspicious thing about them is that they're not suspicious. Virág Árpád: Is it possible that I'm a spy? Pelikán József, gátõr: Everything's possible. Virág Árpád: But remember: those who don't trust us, don't trust themselves and those who don't trust us don't trust our bright future, either. And those who don't trust our happy, bright future... are traitors. Csetneki: Confidential upper orders. Vigilance comes first. Pelikán József, gátõr: [upon seeing his newly built house] Comrade Virág! No doors? No windows? Bástya elvtárs: [after reading the testimony of Pelikán] What's this? People don't even want to murder Comrade Bástya anymore? I'm worth shit nowadays? Tuschin
ger: The previous trial... I didn't want to repeat myself. But I'll correct it. After our wise leader, Comrade Bástya was to be murdered. Virág Árpád: We sacrifice our entire lives for you people, but you don't deserve us, you heartless rabble. Virág Árpád: Life is not a whipped-cream cake, Pelikán.