The German Consul: It's outrageous. We are here in Zurich, and if I understand you, you want the German government, which is at war with Russia, to take you to Sweden, because you can get to Russia

It's outrageous. We are here in Zurich, and if I understand...

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The German Consul:
It's outrageous. We are here in Zurich, and if I understand you, you want the German government, which is at war with Russia, to take you to Sweden, because you can get to Russia from there.
Vladimir Lenin:
I'm offering to stop the war.
The German Consul:
I didn't know you had so much authority.
Vladimir Lenin:
If there was a Bolshevik government in Russia, we'd immediately make peace with Germany. Then how many German divisions could you transfer to the western front ?
The German Consul:
And now you are asking for classified information. Do you realize my government has locked up more Bolsheviks than anyone else? How can you expect us to help you make a revolution? You have no sense of proportion!
Vladimir Lenin:
All I'm interested in is power in Russia and it's lying there on the streets, waiting to be picked up. Kerensky won't last. He's still fighting the war, and the people are desperate for peace. I shall offer them peace. Then you'll see the real revolution.
The German Consul:
I see your jokes are very subtle. A Marxist wants to use the Kaiser - and, perhaps, the Kaiser can use the Marxist.

Transcript:
It's outrageous.
We are here in Zurich,
and if I understand you...
...you want the German government,
which is at war with Russia...
...to take you across
Germany to Sweden...
...because you can get
to Russia from there.
I'm offering to stop the war.
I didn't know you had
so much authority.
If we had a Bolshevik government...
...we'd immediately
make peace with Germany.
Then how many German divisions could
you transfer to the western front?
And now you are asking me
for classified information.
Do you know my government locked up
more Bolsheviks than anyone else?
How can you expect us...
...to help you make a revolution?
You have no sense of proportion.
All I'm interested in
is power in Russia.
It's lying on the streets
waiting to be picked up.
Kerensky won't last.
He's still fighting the war...
...and the people are
desperate for peace.
I shall offer them peace.
Then you'll see
the real revolution.
I see your jokes
are very subtle.
A Marxist wants to use the Kaiser.
And perhaps the Kaiser...
...can use a Marxist.
There.
In a few months,
these will be turnips.
They're carrots.
And when they grow...
...will we still be here to eat them?
Nicholas Romanov!
My name is Kerensky.
I always used to offer
sherry in this room.
There's none left.
I haven't much time.
We must talk.
What's happening to the war?
We hear the soldiers talking.
One hears of...
...terrible defeats.
Will we fight on?
Certainly.
The future of my government
depends on it.
We stand pledged to victory.
What all of us have been through
has some meaning after all.
Will we be staying
here much longer?
You will be leaving here
in a few days.
All we do is dream of England.
We've been very happy there.
- May I sit down?
- I'm sorry.
England won't accept you.
Won't accept?
King George is my cousin.
He doesn't seem to want you, either.
He has to think of his own position.
Of course.
I must not make difficulties for...
Nor will the French.
None of our allies want to risk it.

Clip duration: 206 seconds
Views: 11
Timestamp in movie: 02:12:56
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.


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The German Consul - Curd Jürgens