Tsar Nicholas II: I know what will make them happy. They're children, and they need a Tsar! They need tradition. Not this! They're the victims of agitators. A Duma would make them bewildered and

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Tsar Nicholas II:
I know what will make them happy. They're children, and they need a Tsar! They need tradition. Not this! They're the victims of agitators. A Duma would make them bewildered and discontented. And don't tell me about London and Berlin. God save us from the mess they're in!
Count Witte:
I see. So they talk, pray, march, plead, petition and what do they get? Cossacks, prison, flogging, police, spies, and now, after today, they will be shot. Is this God's will? Are these His methods? Make war on your own people? How long do you think they're going to stand there and let you shoot them? YOU ask ME who's responsible? YOU ask?

Transcript:
- I want a good life for my people.
- On your terms.
I know what will
make them happy.
They're children and they need a Tsar.
They need tradition, not this.
They're the victims of agitators.
A Duma would make them
bewildered and discontented.
And don't tell me
about London and Berlin!
God save us from
the mess they're in.
I see.
So, they talk, pray, march, plead...
...petition and what do they get?
Cossacks, prison, flogging, police!
And now, after today,
they will be shot!
Is this God's will?
Are these His methods?
Make war on
your own people.
How long do you think they'll
stand and let you shoot them?
You ask me who's responsible!
You ask!
Russia will explode!
A massacre in Petersburg!
Now the Japanese have forced Nicholas
to accept peace on their terms.
He's lost the war!
Thousands of soldiers killed,
and all for nothing.
This time Nicholas
has destroyed himself.
I'm going to Petersburg!
But you'll need bombs
and explosives and ammunition.
They can be smuggled in, Leon.
For God's sake, don't
discuss that with her!
She probably thinks you can
wheel machine guns...
...across the frontier
in a baby carriage.
Who wrote this
extraordinary rubbish?
You're not going to print it?
I was going to speak
to you about it first.
This must be some of
your nonsense, Trotsky.
"Lenin's theory comes to this:
The Party decides
what the people think.
An elite decides
what the Party thinks.
The Central Committee decides
what the elite thinks.
And Lenin decides
what they all think."
You will print it?
I can't.
The style's atrocious.
I'll never understand you.

Clip duration: 105 seconds
Views: 14
Timestamp in movie: 00:42:24
Uploaded: 21 October, 2021
Genres: biography, drama, history
Summary: Tsar Nicholas II, the inept last monarch of Russia, insensitive to the needs of his people, is overthrown and exiled to Siberia with his family.


Actors

Count Witte - Laurence Olivier