I've been such a fool, Vassili. Man will always be a man. There is no new man. We tried so hard to create a society that was equal, where there'd be nothing to envy your neighbour. But there's always something to envy. A smile, a friendship, something you don't have and want to appropriate. In this world, even a Soviet one, there will always be rich and poor. Rich in gifts, poor in gifts. Rich in love, poor in love.
In the forest the wolf lives for three years, the donkey for nine.
All these people here know they're gonna die. So, each night when they make it back, it's a bonus. So, every cup of tea, every cigarette becomes a little celebration. Because for a lot of us it may be our last night. It's just something you have to accept here.
Vodka is a luxury we have. Caviar is a luxury we have. Time is not.
Sad to have a dream you know won't happen.
You won't give up the river bank! I don't care if you lost half your men! Lose the other half! Lose yourself!
Don't listen to them. It's just propaganda.
Look at him with pride, because he's looking at you. The whole country is looking at you.
You'll outlive us all. You'll be the oldest donkey in the forest.
Put your cap back on, you look more heroic.
The one with the rifle shoots! The one without, follows him! When the one with the rifle gets killed, the one who is following picks up the rifle and shoots!
I am a stone. I do not move. Very slowly, I put snow in my mouth. Then he won't see my breath. I take my time. I let him come closer. I have only one bullet. I aim at his eye. Very gently, my finger presses on the trigger. I do not tremble. I have no fear. I'm a big boy now.
The Third Reich is not your enemy!
Never will the enemy put his foot on the soil of Stalingrad!
We should trust the fuhrer's instinct. He always managed to lead us to victory.
I am a stone. I breathe slowly. I aim at the eye.
This city is Stalingrad. Stalingrad! This city bears the name of the boss. It's more than a city, it's a symbol.
A single bullet can change history.