In a peaceful Ukrainian village, the school year is just ending in June 1941. Five young friends set out for a walking trip to Kiev, but the...更多>
Karp, old wagon driver: Anna! Anna! Where's Pavel Grigorich? I've come to be his guest at breakfast. Anna, doctor's cousin-housekeeper: Stop shouting! Don't be so young with the voice. Grisha Kurin, doctor's grandson: You'll have to come back, Comrade Karp. Grandpa is still asleep. A new baby came to the hospital last night and then Grandpa came home and did his writing [to Comrade Karp] Clavdia Kurina, doctor's granddaughter: Good morning! [to Grisha] Clavdia Kurina, doctor's granddaughter: That's not the way you say it. You say, 'A baby came into the bright world in the darkest part of the night.' Anna, doctor's cousin-housekeeper: Don't talk so pretty. Sophia Pavlova, Rodion's wife: A long time ago, this is the way I wore my hair. Olga Pavlova, Marina's little sister: Were you pretty, Mama, when you were young? Sophia Pavlova, Rodion's wife: I'm not so old, little one. Marina Pavlova: Mama's pretty now and she's not old. It's only that your are so young. Olga Pavlova, Marina's little sister: I'm not so young! There are plenty that are younger. Rodion Pavlov, leader of mounted guerrillas: Yes, and there always will be. Damian Simonov: Be a man of the world in front of your own mirror. It's better that way - mirrors don't talk back. Iakin, bearded schoolmaster: It is not my custom to start your vacation with a lecture, but this is the summer of 1941 - a solemn time. No one of knows what will happen. I don't have to remind you that we are people with a noble history. You are expected to carry on that history with complete devotion and self-sacrifice. I think you'll do that. And now, have a happy summer. Boris Stepanich Simonov, truck driver: Comrades, we have good reasons to know our country is at war. In our small village alone, 30 people have been injured. Eleven people have been killed. But his is not a time for mourning - it is time for revenge. We will divide into two groups, each to do his duty from this day until death. The able-bodied men are to come forward to the right of this building. We will move from our village to the hills to take our position as guerrillas. I will go immediate to comrade Commander Petrov's garrison to get the guns. The second group has the hardest job. They must stay behind. As guerrillas, we must have aid and information. As villagers you must, before the entrance of the Germans, destroy everything. Everything, comrades! The houses you have built, the crops you have sown with your hands, the cattle you have raised. The Germans are not more than fifty miles away. Yours is the dangerous job. For this job you will volunteer. It is you who may have to live with the... the Germans. [Kolya gets ready to start his crippled plane's bombing run] Kolya Simonov, air force man:
Now get ready for it. This is going to be for my father, for me, for my village and for people I've never seen. Those are big words... I guess I'll have to stand by them now. I'm coming down and it's going to hurt you! And I'm coming down just where I want to, because I was a good bombadier and a good pilot, too!
Clavdia Kurina, doctor's granddaughter: Oh Grandpa, Anna, somebody help me, make me do something right - the way everybody else does. Keep me from being so frightened. Keep me from crying. Please! [last lines] [the villagers flee their burning town, torched as part of the Russians scorched earth defense] Marina Pavlova: Gone. Sophia Pavlova, Rodion's wife: There'll be another some day. Marina Pavlova: Yes. It will be different for us. Wars don't leave people as they were. All people will learn this and come to see that wars do not have to be. We'll make this the last war. We'll make a free world for all men. The earth belongs to us, the people, if we fight for it. And we will fight for it!