The German lieutenant – Stanley Kubrick

Ovo je jedan od lično mi dražih nerealizovanih Kjubrikovih ali i filmoviha ikada, tik uz otužno napušteni projekat snimanja epskog Napoleon-a (hvala finansijskom fijasku zvanom Waterloo) i zauvek Brandovim mahinacijama unazađenog ali snimljenog vesterna – One-eyed Jacks (dobro, nije toliko loš ali šta je tek mogao biti ostaje nam da maštamo).

Izabrao sam ovu scenu pošto se u njoj nedvosmisleno očitava esencija ovog duboko ljudskog filma iza kojeg stoji sasvim solidan scenario iz kojeg se čita reditelju već poznat teren (WWII, Nemačka), obrađen u njegovom ranom i u odnosu na kasnija ostvarenja ne izbliza dobrom Fear and Desire.

Šteta baš, šteta je, što veli narodna pevaljka.

Čitav scenario vama za gušt – https://indiegroundfilms.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/the-german-lieutenant.pdf

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STREET IN KARLSTADT – LONG SHOT – DAY

Complete ruin. Half shells of houses still standing. The
street is plaster dust, broken glass and rubble.
Two boys are throwing stones at the house while a younger
girl sits on the curb watching and shouting comments at them.
The jeep noses around the corner and haltingly moves through
the rubble in low gear.

SHOT – JEEP AND CHILDREN

The jeep pulls up and Kraus and Dietrich get out, slamming
the doors. The children have been watching them in silence
all this time.

LT. DIETRICH
(to the children)
Do any of you know where
Elizabethstrasse 14 is?
1ST BOY
(he points)
That’s it right in front of you.
Dietrich looks at the house which is a burned-out hulk with
the top floor completely gone. He starts to climb over the
rubble to go in.
2ND BOY
Nobody is home. I wouldn’t go in,
sir.
LITTLE GIRL
(importantly)
I went in looking for Pauli and they
bit me. The rats. Two big ones.
She sticks out her leg. The bites are wrapped in a dirty
cloth.
LT. DIETRICH
(gently)
Do you know where Frau Koenig has
gone? She used to live here.
The children shake their heads.
LT. DIETRICH
She was tall and dark.
The children look dumbly at each other.
LT. DIETRICH
She had a boy, Klaus — about your
age.
One of the boys throws quickly at a rat in the rubble.
2ND BOY
Did you see him, Hans? I almost got
him.
1ST BOY
(suddenly remembering)
Yes, sir, I remember her! She is
safe but I don’t know where she
lives now. We’re the only ones left
on this street after last week’s
raid.

His concern for Frau Koenig satisfied, he allows the
depressing condition of the children to penetrate fully.

LT. DIETRICH
Can I give you some money?
1ST BOY
(politely)
No thank you, sir. No one wants it
around here.
(notices package under
Dietrich’s arm)
Have you got any vodka?
LT. KRAUS
You can’t be over ten. You don’t
drink it?
1ST BOY
Sometimes, sir. But mostly we trade
it for food. The soldiers like it.
LITTLE GIRL
We used to get turnips at the
hospital but the sisters went away.
Dietrich hands the boy the bottle wrapped in paper.
1ST BOY
Thank you, sir.
LT. KRAUS
That’s the best Yugoslavian
slivowitz. Make sure they give you
a lot of food for it.
(he musses the little
boy’s hair)
Let’s go.
1ST BOY
Thank you, sir. Heil Hitler, sir!

Dietrich turns back, pauses, then nods vacantly to the boy.

LIEUTENANTS DIETRICH AND KRAUS – FOLLOW SHOT as they walk slowly back to jeep parked some distance away.

LT. KRAUS
(trying to cheer up
friend)
They’ll be all right. Children
always land on their feet and
forget.
LT. DIETRICH
Yes, I suppose so.
LT. KRAUS
Come… come… Paul. We need a
drink. What do you say?
(no reply)
We’ll go to the Cafe Wein and maybe
we find out where Anna is.

DISSOLVE TO:

EXT. LONG SHOT, STREET PARTIALLY DAMAGED BY BOMBS – DUSK
Dietrich and Kraus get out of the jeep. Dietrich pulls out
his satchel. He points out where he wants the driver to
wait.

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