- 1. The French working class
won't politically unite
- 2. nor go to the barricades
- 3. just for a 12% rise in wages.
- 4. In the foreseeable future,
there will be
- 5. no capitalist crisis great enough
- 6. for the workers to fight
for their vital interests
- 7. by a general revolutionary strike
- 8. or an armed revolt.
- 9. Moreover, the bourgeoisie will never
give up power without a fight
- 10. forced on them
by the revolutionary masses.
- 11. So the main problem
for socialist tactics
- 12. is how to create the objective
and subjective conditions
- 13. which make a mass
revolutionary action possible
- 14. and which render the use of force
against the bourgeoisie feasible.
- 15. THE
- 16. What is a word?
- 17. A word is what's unsaid.
- 18. And you?
- 19. Me?
- 20. Both sides against the other.
- 21. Me.
- 22. No, you,
- 23. who tries to tame
- 24. that might surprise us.
- 25. Myself now.
- 26. The you of excuses and rejections.
- 27. And us now?
- 28. We are the words of others.
- 29. They know?
- 30. No.
- 31. Are they gone long?
- 32. All summer.
- 33. What do the parents do?
- 34. They own factories or something.
- 35. But Veronique is a close friend?
- 36. I don't think so.
- 37. Still, it's nice of them.
- 38. Liberalism in militant groups
- 39. based on collectivism
is very harmful.
- 40. Liberalism deprives the revolution
- 41. of solid organisation
and strict discipline.
- 42. This is Radio Peking.
- 43. During last June and July,
- 44. when the Red Guard appeared,
- 45. Mao was aware
of their vast vitality
- 46. and gave them his warm support.
- 47. In a very short time,
- 48. Red Guards were created in schools,
- 49. in many factories
- 50. and throughout the country.
- 51. They became an army
for the Cultural Revolution.
- 52. God, why have you forsaken me?
- 53. Because I don't exist.
- 54. This is Radio Peking.
- 55. The cell needs a name.
- 56. Remember Paul Nizan?
- 57. The conspirator.
- 58. He wrote a novel, Aden Arabia.
- 59. Cell Aden Arabia.
- 60. Right.
- 61. - He was beaten.
- By whom?
- 62. - I'll get some water.
- By whom?
- 63. A commando.
- 64. Hurt? Was it fascists?
- 65. No, Communists.
- 66. Now, right away, where?
- 67. The meeting
on the Cultural Revolution.
- 68. The Sorbonne Marxist-Leninist
- 69. I told you they were disgusting.
- 70. An enemy attack is a good thing.
- 71. It proves we've made
a clear distinction to separate us.
- 72. In her eyes are fear
- 73. humility.
- 74. Not of a servant,
but a friend and a woman,
- 75. with a wide and precise mouth,
- 76. not persuasive but loyal.
- 77. A kind forehead
willingly bending in silence.
- 78. In all that,
- 79. agreement can only be guessed.
- 80. Not in pain or success...
- 81. as if from a scattered past,
something serious appeared.
- 82. An actor?
- 83. It's hard to say.
- 84. Yes, yes, I'm an actor.
- 85. I'll show you something.
It's an idea of what theatre is.
- 86. Young Chinese students
demonstrated in Moscow
- 87. and of course the Russian police
beat them up.
- 88. The next day, in protest,
- 89. the Chinese met in front of
- 90. with all the Western reporters.
- 91. Guys from Life,
France Soir and so on.
- 92. And a student came up,
- 93. his face covered with bandages
- 94. and started yelling.
- 95. Look what they did to me.
- 96. Look what
the dirty revisionists did.
- 97. So the reporters rushed over
- 98. and began taking photos
- 99. as he removed the bandages.
- 100. They expected a cut face,
- 101. covered with blood or something.
- 102. And he carefully removed
- 103. as they took pictures.
- 104. When they were all off,
- 105. they realised his face was alright.
- 106. So the reporters began yelling,
- 107. This Chinaman's a fake.
- 108. He's a clown, what is this?
- 109. But they hadn't understood.
- 110. They didn't realise it was theatre.
- 111. Real theatre.
- 112. Reflection on reality.
- 113. I mean,
- 114. like Brecht or Shakespeare.
- 115. We must be different
from our parents.
- 116. My father fought the Germans
hard in the war.
- 117. Now he runs a Club Med resort.
- 118. A big holiday camp by the sea.
- 119. What's terrible is
- 120. he doesn't realise
that it's made exactly
- 121. along the lines
of the concentration camps.
- 122. A socialist theatre?
- 123. No, I don't know.
- 124. I'm looking.
- 125. Yes, yes... Mao's ideas can help me.
- 126. In any case, you need sincerity
- 127. You're getting a kick out of this.
- 128. Like I'm joking for the film,
- 129. because of all the technicians here.
- 130. But that's not it.
- 131. It's not because of a camera.
- 132. I'm sincere.
- 133. Yes... in China,
- 134. the leaps forward
- 135. by the Peking Opera were wonderful.
- 136. And in Europe, in France?
- 137. In Milan, Strehler does good work.
- 138. Yes, he has...
- 139. There's a great Althusser text
about a Brecht play...
- 140. and I've made it mine.
- 141. I turn around...
- 142. And suddenly the question is...
- 143. are the words I've just said,
so awkwardly and blindly...
- 144. part of a greater play
continuing through me
- 145. a worker in the world theatre.
- 146. The sense incomplete...
- 147. looking through and with me...
- 148. all the actors and settings
- 149. of the silent oration.
- 150. That's why I'm speaking.
- 151. Yes, that's why.
- 152. Cut, fine. Take five.
- 153. Go ahead.
- 154. I'll go with Serge.
- 155. Don't I get a kiss?
- 156. You said we'd go see 81/2.
- 157. Bye.
- 158. It's disgusting.
- 159. He always goes if I want him to stay.
- 160. It's a starting point.
- 161. Politics
- 162. are the starting point
of practical revolutionary action.
- 163. I don't get it.
- 164. You're too much.
- 165. I don't understand.
- 166. Now listen carefully, Yvonne,
- 167. All revolutionary party action
is applied policy.
- 168. If it's the wrong policy,
- 169. it's the wrong politics.
- 170. If you're unaware, you're blind.
- 171. Why are you doing dishes,
- 172. To clean them.
- 173. Then you've understood.
- 174. So 1967 France is like dirty dishes.
- 175. Yeah.
- 176. On a farm
- 177. near Grenoble.
- 178. It's a small village.
- 179. 5am in summer, 7am in winter.
- 180. Light the fire, then go to the dairy.
- 181. My brother's meal, then the pigs,
clean the stable.
- 182. Lunch, the dishes,
washing, the mending.
- 183. Usually had no time to mend.
- 184. In the afternoon,
gather the eggs, then dinner.
- 185. Then feed the calves.
- 186. Light the lights in the hen-house.
- 187. Then make yoghurt.
- 188. Neocapitalist society
won't look at its own face...
- 189. I arrived in Paris in 1960.
- 190. Yes... sorry, in '64.
- 191. Cleaning lady for three years.
- 192. It's nice here on the top floor.
- 193. It's well lit, airy.
- 194. You know I worked at Passy before.
- 195. Then at Auteuil
in those big bourgeois flats
- 196. on the first floor.
- 197. It's always so dark.
- 198. I had to sweep in the dark.
- 199. Already the metro was dark.
- 200. So I went from dark to darkness.
- 201. Always black.
- 202. Then back into the dark metro
- 203. Whereas here they talk and discuss.
- 204. It's very clear for me.
- 205. I used to talk while milking cows,
- 206. mostly with strangers.
- 207. In the country
women are pretty lost.
- 208. Yes, I did some prostitution.
- 209. Nearly a year...
- 210. over by Stalingrad where I lived,
- 211. and then on the Champs Elysees
- 212. after I'd bought a car
with my money.
- 213. A Fiat 850 convertible.
- 214. When money's short, I still do it.
- 215. When Henri can't sell
Red Guard for example,
- 216. or when Veronique
can't find work teaching.
- 217. I know it's a contradiction.
- 218. Besides, Henri...
- 219. says I'm living proof
- 220. of the answer
to the people's contradictions.
- 221. I don't trust the Russians so much.
- 222. When we screamed "US killers",
- 223. all they could answer was,
- 224. Red Guard killers.
- 225. So I distrust them.
- 226. Marxism-Leninism?
- 227. Definitions.
- 228. When the sun sets, it's all red.
- 229. Then it disappears.
- 230. But in my heart the sun never sets.
- 231. Dictatorship is needed
to stop thieves,
- 232. crooks, killers,
- 233. pyromaniacs, gangs
- 234. and all other evil minds
that upset public order.
- 235. A Communist is frank,
- 236. putting the revolution
before his life,
- 237. above any personal interests.
- 238. He must always hold
to just principles
- 239. and fight any wrong ideas
- 240. so as to help
the collective Party life
- 241. reinforcing ties with the masses.
- 242. He will think more of the Party
than the individual.
- 243. He'll care for others
more than himself.
- 244. Then he'll deserve
the name 'Communist'.
- 245. A Communist must always
ask himself why
- 246. and think carefully
- 247. to see if everything
conforms to reality.
- 248. A Communist is never infallible,
- 249. should never be arrogant
- 250. and never think things
are OK only at home.
- 251. The history of mankind
- 252. is a continual progress
- 253. to the reign of liberty.
- 254. What's for Monday?
- 255. Crime and politics.
- 256. The student revolutionary movement
- 257. The white-collar
- 258. has spread among the workers
- 259. This is Radio Peking.
- 260. Comrades, that is the latest
- 261. - This is Omar.
- 262. This is Omar, a comrade
in philosophy at Nanterre.
- 263. That's enough.
- 264. Comrades and friends...
- 265. In addition
to his crimes and faults,
- 266. those who blame Stalin...
- 267. for all our deceptions,
- 268. our mistakes and despair
in any sphere.
- 269. They might be very upset
- 270. to realise the end
of intellectual totalitarianism...
- 271. - That's dogmatism.
- If you like.
- 272. The end of intellectual dogmatism
- 273. hasn't given us Marxism
- 274. in its complete form.
- 275. After all, we can only liberate
- 276. what already exists,
even from dogmatism.
- 277. Stalin's death meant
freedom for research
- 278. and a fever of people rushing
- 279. about their feelings
- 280. and their taste for freedom.
- 281. Stalin's death gave us
- 282. the right to count exactly
what we own.
- 283. To call both wealth
- 284. by their real names,
- 285. to think and talk aloud
about our problems
- 286. and to undertake serious research.
- 287. Stalin's death allowed us
- 288. to get partially away
from our provincial theories.
- 289. To recognise and know the existence
of others aside from us
- 290. and seeing this exterior,
begin to see ourselves better.
- 291. To know the place we occupy
in the knowledge
- 292. and ignorance of Marxism
- 293. and then begin to know ourselves.
- 294. Today's task is simply to define,
- 295. to face these problems
in the light of day
- 296. if we want to give some existence
- 297. and consistency
to Marxist philosophy.
- 298. Any questions?
- 299. Can a non-socialist revolution
- 300. peacefully be changed
into a socialist one?
- 301. Yes, under specific conditions.
- 302. But never can
- 303. an absence of revolution
be changed to revolution,
- 304. nor into a socialist revolution,
and even to socialism.
- 305. No matter how you look at it,
- 306. the road to socialism
leads to revolution.
- 307. But your question reveals
a false underlying notion.
- 308. Where do just ideas arise?
- 309. Where do just ideas come from?
- 310. Out of the sky.
- 311. No, they come
from social interaction, and...
- 312. The fight to produce?
- 313. Yes, and then...
- 314. From scientific research.
- 315. Yes, and what else?
- 316. From the class struggle.
- 317. Some classes are victorious,
- 318. That's history.
- 319. The history of all civilizations.
- 320. Will it end
under proletarian dictatorship?
- 321. No. In his speech
- 322. to the transport workers
- 323. on 29 March 1921,
- 324. Lenin showed
- 325. class struggle doesn't disappear
under proletarian dictatorship.
- 326. It takes on other forms.
- 327. As is happening in Russia today.
- 328. Yes, in spite of the lies of the duo,
Brezhnev - Kosygin.
- 329. Give up illusions
and prepare to fight.
- 330. This world is as much yours as ours.
- 331. Hope lies with you.
- 332. To work is to fight
- 333. and you must seek truth
in the facts.
- 334. But exactly what is a fact?
- 335. Facts are things and phenomena
- 336. as they exist objectively.
- 337. Truth is the link between things
- 338. Which is to say the laws.
- 339. To seek is to study.
- 340. We must begin
- 341. with the internal
and external situation
- 342. going from country to country.
- 343. Sort out the laws that apply
to serve as guides
- 344. and not use our imaginations.
- 345. Which is to say find
the internal ties in events
- 346. occurring around us.
- 347. What made me discover Marxism?
- 348. At first Nanterre bored me,
- 349. because it was surrounded by slums.
- 350. Then little by little,
- 351. I found philosophy suited
a worker's suburb.
- 352. We and the workers
lived like penned rabbits.
- 353. But rabbits multiply.
- 354. And in the mornings
I met the Algerian children
- 355. and the mechanics from Simca.
- 356. Right, so...
- 357. I thought I passed them by,
- 358. but we stopped in the same cafes.
- 359. We were at the station together,
- 360. had the same rain
and nearly the same work.
- 361. That's where I understood
- 362. the three basic inequalities
- 363. and especially
of the Gaullist regime in France.
- 364. No difference in intellectual
and manual work
- 365. between town and country.
- 366. I see those here all the time.
- 367. Third, between farming and industry.
- 368. That also pushed me
to study Marxism-Leninism.
- 369. Seriously, if I were brave,
- 370. I'd dynamite the Sorbonne,
the Louvre, the Comédie-Française.
- 371. Really?
- 372. The revolution's no party.
- 373. It's not made like a work of art.
- 374. It can't be done
with elegance and peace of mind,
- 375. with such tenderness and manners
- 376. with reserve and generosity.
- 377. Revolution is a violent uprising
- 378. when one class overthrows another.
- 379. I'm in the philosophy class.
- 380. I know I'm cut off from the workers.
- 381. After all, my family are bankers.
- 382. I've always lived with them.
- 383. None of that's very clear.
- 384. That's exactly why
I keep on studying.
- 385. To understand first
and then to change,
- 386. and then formulate a theory.
- 387. For myself, for example.
- 388. Not based on misery,
- 389. Since I often profit from it.
- 390. Even if I am ashamed of it.
- 391. You often hear "a quick retort",
- 392. what does that mean?
- 393. Quick retort?
- 394. For us it's to first eliminate exams.
- 395. Since we learn nothing
and can't copy
- 396. and it's a kind of racism,
- 397. since they're
for full-time students
- 398. and create anxiety
and sexual frustration.
- 399. Should books be burned?
- 400. No, they shouldn't.
- 401. We couldn't criticize them then.
- 402. And youth all aflame
holds nothing back.
- 403. Hate, love, sorrow, happiness.
- 404. It is ready to pour out its heart.
- 405. In love like an invalid,
- 406. With a serious look, Onéguine
- 407. listened to the poet's heart
- 408. reveal its guileless awareness.
- 409. I want to be blind.
- 410. Why?
- 411. To speak to each other better.
We'd listen carefully.
- 412. Yes, how?
- 413. We'd use language differently.
- 414. Don't forget in 2,000 years
words have changed meaning.
- 415. So?
- 416. So, we'd talk seriously
to each other.
- 417. Which means
- 418. finally meanings
would change words.
- 419. Right.
- 420. Talk as if words were
sounds and matter.
- 421. That's...
- 422. what they are.
- 423. Veronique.
- 424. Right, let's try then.
- 425. On the river bank.
- 426. Green and blue.
- 427. Tenderness.
- 428. A bit of despair.
- 429. After tomorrow.
- 430. Maybe.
- 431. Literary theory.
- 432. A film by Nicolas.
- 433. Ray.
- 434. The Moscow trials.
- 435. Red bird.
- 436. Rock...
- 437. and roll.
- 438. Et cetera.
- 439. You know I love you.
- 440. The...
- 441. theoretical...
- 442. base...
- 443. which...
- 444. serves...
- 445. as...
- 446. a guide...
- 447. in...
- 448. our...
- 449. thinking...
- 450. is...
- 451. Marxism...
- 452. Leninism.
- 453. Comrades and friends.
- 454. Today is current events.
- 455. We see them daily at the movies.
- 456. There's a false idea
about current events at the movies.
- 457. They say Lumiere
invented current events.
- 458. He made documentaries.
- 459. But there was also Melies,
- 460. who made fiction.
- 461. He was a dreamer filming fantasies.
- 462. I think just the opposite.
- 463. Prove it.
- 464. Two days ago
I saw a film by Mr Langlois,
- 465. the director of the Cinematheque,
- 466. It proves Lumiere was a painter.
- 467. He filmed the same things
- 468. painters were painting at that time,
- 469. men like Charo, Manet or Renoir.
- 470. What did he film?
- 471. He filmed train stations.
- 472. He filmed public gardens,
- 473. workers going home,
- 474. men playing cards.
- 475. He filmed trams.
- 476. One of the last great
- 477. Exactly, a contemporary of Proust.
- 478. So Melies did the same thing.
- 479. No, what was Melies doing
at that time?
- 480. He filmed a trip to the moon.
- 481. Melies filmed
- 482. the King of Yugoslavia's visit
to President Fallieres.
- 483. And now in perspective,
- 484. we realise
those were the current events.
- 485. No kidding, it's true.
- 486. He made current events.
They were re-enacted, alright.
- 487. Yet they were the real events.
- 488. I'd even say
Melies was like Brecht.
- 489. We mustn't forget that.
- 490. And why mustn't we?
- 491. Why mustn't we?
- 492. So why?
- 493. Why?
- 494. Because an analysis
of a specific situation,
- 495. as Lenin says, is the essential...
- 496. An analysis?
- 497. the soul of Marxism.
- 498. What's analysis?
- 499. It's seeing
the inherent contradictions...
- 500. OK, but why analysis?
- 501. Because
- 502. things are complicated
by determining factors.
- 503. Yes, Marx, Engels, Lenin and Stalin
- 504. teach us to carefully study
- 505. very conscientiously.
- 506. Starting from objective reality,
- 507. not from our subjective desires.
- 508. Right?
- 509. OK, exactly.
- 510. Especially in the news.
- 511. We must examine
the different aspects,
- 512. not just one.
- 513. Enough theory. Now a problem.
- 514. Which one do you want?
- 515. War.
- 516. Asia.
- 517. The war in Asia, Vietnam, then.
- 518. Who are the actors?
- 519. The Americans.
- 520. The Americans.
- 521. Americans... who have dropped
more bombs on a tiny country
- 522. than during the World War
and are wrong in their doctrine,
- 523. Asia for the Americans.
- 524. The Russians.
- 525. The Russians are a bit cowardly
as they go,
- 526. Do as I say, not as I do.
- 527. The Chinese.
- 528. Oh yes... the Chinese.
- 529. The Chinese who apply Mao's ideas.
- 530. Reactionaries are paper tigers.
- 531. They appear ferocious.
- 532. But they're not really so powerful.
- 533. At the Moscow conference
- 534. of Communist workers
on 18 November 1957:
- 535. Strategically we must scorn the enemy
- 536. but tactically weigh him carefully.
- 537. Then there are the others,
- 538. the indifferent, the lazy,
- 539. like the French...
- 540. Or the English.
- 541. Isn't Vietnam an actor?
- 542. Yes, Vietnam.
- 543. Help, help.
- 544. First a few facts,
as truth lies there.
- 545. The NLF will win.
- 546. The NLF will win.
- 547. In short.
- 548. The liberation army
in Ta Kien province
- 549. has killed and captured
10 of the 300 puppet soldiers.
- 550. Radio Peking...
- 551. In brief, Johnson's fighting
Communism in Vietnam.
- 552. OK, right.
- 553. That proves there are
two kinds of Communism,
- 554. since in Europe
he's not fighting it at all.
- 555. On the contrary,
he signs agreements with Moscow.
- 556. He invites Hungarian swimmers
to Los Angeles.
- 557. He invites Czech violinists
- 558. to play with the Boston Symphony.
- 559. He builds factories
in Romania, in Poland,
- 560. while destroying
the factories in Hanoi.
- 561. Help, help, help.
- 562. Help, Mr Kosygin, help.
- 563. That proves there are two
- 564. A dangerous one,
- 565. and one not dangerous.
- 566. A Communism Johnson must fight,
- 567. and one he holds out his hand to.
- 568. Hello Kosygin, you OK?
- 569. And why is one of them
no longer dangerous?
- 570. Because it has changed.
- 571. The Americans haven't.
- 572. They're an imperialist power.
- 573. Since they haven't changed,
then it's the others who've changed.
- 574. The Russians and their friends
have become revisionists
- 575. that Americans can get on with.
- 576. While the real Communists
that haven't changed
- 577. need to be kicked in the face.
- 578. That's what Vietnam's about.
- 579. I'm for peace in Vietnam.
- 580. Whether intentionally or not,
- 581. both the Russians and Americans...
- 582. I'm for peace in Vietnam.
- 583. are fighting the real Communists,
- 584. That's a general conclusion.
- 585. As for Vietnam...
- 586. Help, help, Mr Kosygin!
- 587. Help, Mr Kosygin!
- 588. Hurry, Mr Kosygin!
- 589. A specific conclusion is...
- 590. Any
- 591. progressive
- 592. war... is just.
- 593. Any war... opposing progress...
- 594. is unjust.
- 595. We other...
- 596. Communists... are fighting...
- 597. all... such...
- 598. unjust... wars.
- 599. But we aren't... against...
- 600. Friends, comrades.
- 601. Why is being American intolerable?
- 602. An important question.
- 603. Indeed, if a socialist might admire
the wealth of the US
- 604. he must place it in perspective
in the relative world context...
- 605. and at that level understand it,
- 606. using rareness and exploitation
- 607. Rareness, exploitation.
- 608. Protesting the structures
that feed it.
- 609. Structures.
- 610. Otherwise socialism falls
into the right-wing trap...
- 611. Trap.
- 612. which is the Stalinism
of Capitalistic abundance,
- 613. an apology for power, for luxury.
- 614. A good example is
- 615. the current French Finance Minister,
Mr Michel Debré.
- 616. For us,
- 617. the human sciences must again be...
- 618. what they were for Marx.
- 619. A political instrument.
- 620. A fighting truth.
- 621. A fighting truth.
- 622. Don't forget
the 19th century Marxists,
- 623. before filling
the Russian academies,
- 624. were men of science.
- 625. Hooligan iconoclasts
- 626. and revolutionaries.
- 627. Revolutionaries.
- 628. Today some schools
for human sciences
- 629. are retracing the road to Marxism,
- 630. Not to show flaws in society,
- 631. but to show flaws as part of a whole,
- 632. to show how men's will and projects
- 633. Structure, change.
- 634. In short, man is an idea
of modern thinkers
- 635. that can be transcended.
- 636. This situation
in the human sciences
- 637. that Sartre tried to upset
by his genius...
- 638. this situation is disturbing...
- 639. Disturbing.
- 640. It's the image
- 641. of the impotence of Europe's left.
- 642. That impotence
indicates its decline.
- 643. We're a bit like Robinson.
- 644. Remember Engel's text on Robinson?
- 645. In what?
- 646. In Anti-Duhring.
- 647. Guillaume, answer the phone!
- 648. What surprises me
are your quarrels with the Party.
- 649. After a while I discovered
- 650. three quarters of the ideas
- 651. by the Party are false
- 652. for intellectuals.
- 653. Too close to Moscow.
- 654. Look. Nizan is dead,
Merleau is dead.
- 655. Sartre's hiding in Flaubert,
Aragon in maths.
- 656. I find them both moving now.
- 657. Right, but it's tragic also.
- 658. It's the Party's fault?
- 659. Yes, exactly.
- 660. That's why we must seek our ideal
- 661. 1,000 km away in Peking.
- 662. No matter what his position,
- 663. no Communist
should automatically treat,
- 664. without due process,
the Chinese Cultural Revolution
- 665. like just another fact or argument.
- 666. The Cultural Revolution
isn't an argument.
- 667. First it's historical fact,
- 668. an historical fact
unlike any other.
- 669. Then there's this.
- 670. Exporting cultural revolt
- 671. as it belongs to China.
- 672. But the theoretical lessons
belong to all Communists.
- 673. They must borrow the lessons
and make them their own.
- 674. Guillaume, answer the phone!
- 675. I'm Veronique Supervielle.
- 676. I'm 19 years, eight months,
- 677. 14 hours, two minutes,
- 678. Vietnam burns
and me I spurn Mao Mao
- 679. Johnson giggles
and me I wiggle Mao Mao
- 680. Napalm runs and me I gun Mao Mao
- 681. Cities die and me I cry Mao Mao
- 682. Whores cry and me I sigh Mao Mao
- 683. The rice is mad and me a cad
- 684. It's the Little Red Book
- 685. That makes it all move
- 686. Imperialism lays down the law
- 687. Revolution is not a party
- 688. The A-bomb is a paper tiger
- 689. The masses are the real heroes
- 690. The Yanks kill and me I read Mao Mao
- 691. The jester is king
and me I sing Mao Mao
- 692. The bombs go off
and me I scoff Mao Mao
- 693. Girls run and me I follow Mao Mao
- 694. The Russians eat
and me I dance Mao Mao
- 695. I denounce and I renounce Mao Mao
- 696. It's the Little Red Book
- 697. That makes it all move.
- 698. And now El Cordobes.
- 699. Paco Camino.
- 700. Why did he ditch our bull's head?
- 701. We can't have any more fun.
- 702. He's mad and going to commit suicide.
- 703. - Hurry up, Fernand.
- 704. Look at that, Isabelle.
- 705. Great racing handlebars and a seat.
- 706. - He took it?
- 707. He's a stupid prick.
- 708. No, that worker's a genius.
- 709. With a bull's head he made
handlebars and a seat.
- 710. Divine metamorphosis, Mr Malraux.
- 711. He who speaks of struggle...
- 712. speaks of sacrifice.
- 713. And death...
- 714. is a common thing.
- 715. IN ASIA, AFRICA...
- 716. the history of art
in the last 100 years
- 717. is the road leading to the concept
- 718. of art as its own science.
- 719. Two.
- 720. We are not the ones
- 721. using obscure language.
- 722. It's our society,
- 723. which is hermetic and closed up
- 724. in the poorest
of languages possible.
- 725. Maiakovsky in poetry.
- 726. Eisenstein in movies.
- 727. All those fighting
- 728. for a definition of socialist art
- 729. were knifed in the back
- 730. by Trotsky and the others.
- 731. Those who two months
after taking the Winter Palace,
- 732. accepted imperialist language
- 733. to sign the peace treaty
- 734. of Brest-Litovsk.
- 735. Art doesn't reproduce the visible.
- 736. It makes visible.
- 737. But the aesthetic effect
- 738. Yes, but the imaginary
doesn't reflect reality.
- 739. It's the reality of the reflection.
- 740. You sometimes hear statements like,
- 741. Use only three colours.
- 742. The three primary colours,
- 743. blue, yellow and red.
- 744. Perfectly pure
and perfectly balanced,
- 745. on the pretext that
all the other colours are there.
- 746. For everything we see,
- 747. we must consider three things.
- 748. The position of the seeing eye,
- 749. of the object seen
- 750. and of the source of light.
- 751. Perhaps reality
- 752. hasn't yet appeared to anyone.
- 753. As for us...
- 754. we demand the unity
of politics and art.
- 755. The unity of content and form,
- 756. the unity
of a revolutionary content.
- 757. And...
- 758. an artistic form
- 759. as perfect as possible.
- 760. Works lacking artistic value,
- 761. no matter how politically advanced
- 762. are ineffective.
- 763. In literature and in art we must
- 764. fight on two fronts.
- 765. Fighting on two fronts...
- 766. I find too complicated.
- 767. I do only one thing at a time.
- 768. I don't understand how you can
- 769. listen to music and write
at the same time.
- 770. Two fronts.
- 771. Too complicated.
- 772. Do you love me?
- 773. Of course I do.
- 774. I've decided
I don't love you anymore.
- 775. What's going on?
- 776. I no longer like your face,
- 777. Nor your sweaters.
And you bore me terribly.
- 778. What's happening?
- 779. I don't love you.
- 780. I don't understand.
- 781. You will.
- 782. Veronique.
- 783. You will.
- 784. Explain why you're saying that.
- 785. I no longer love you.
- 786. You interfere.
- 787. You worry me.
- 788. Love's too difficult with you.
- 789. I hate how you discuss
things you ignore.
- 790. I don't love you.
- 791. I don't love you.
- 792. Understand now?
- 793. Yeah, I do.
- 794. I'm very sad...
- 795. but I understand.
- 796. You see, you can do
two things at once.
- 797. To understand you had to do it.
- 798. Music and language.
- 799. You must struggle on two fronts.
- 800. But you really scared me.
- 801. Me too, I'm often scared.
- 802. Some comrades
have bad work habits,
- 803. the antithesis
of the Marxist spirit.
- 804. Like catching birds blindfolded.
- 805. Why are you looking at me?
- 806. I'm not a strange animal.
- 807. I'm a human being.
- 808. And your look
- 809. is the same as Whites in America
looking at Blacks
- 810. or Arabs looking at Jews,
- 811. or vice versa in the Middle East.
- 812. And in the Communist world,
- 813. looking at Chinese.
- 814. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
- 815. There's no face that can't be drawn,
- 816. like the face of a dream.
- 817. Serge Dimitri Kirilov.
- 818. Not Novalis.
- 819. But it was voted yesterday.
- 820. But he's a scholar, not a poet.
- 821. A scholar on poetry
like Brecht on theatre.
- 822. The Party controls the guns.
Guns must not control the Party.
- 823. Poor Novalis.
- 824. How to unite Marxist-Leninist theory
- 825. and the practice of revolution?
- 826. There's a well-known saying.
- 827. It's like shooting at a target.
- 828. Just like aiming at the target,
- 829. Marxism-Leninism
must aim at revolution.
- 830. You can disagree
- 831. with the terms I use
to define the problem.
- 832. But if, like most workers,
- 833. who use their hands and heads
- 834. you judge or vaguely feel
- 835. that capitalism is no better today
- 836. Back to Moscow!
- 837. As economic
and social development,
- 838. as a way of life,
as a system of relations
- 839. of men together.
- 840. With their work, with nature.
- 841. With the people of the world.
- 842. Kosygin and Johnson are killers.
- 843. By the use he does or does not make
of resources and science,
- 844. of present and future
- 845. of each person.
- 846. What of Siniavsky?
- 847. And if you adhere to socialism
with that feeling
- 848. the problem of its rise to power
is put in those terms.
- 849. Once you admit that violent revolt
- 850. can't occur
in advanced capitalism
- 851. in France, Sweden, Italy,
- 852. you can agree
with the French Communist Party...
- 853. Revisionist, revisionist!
- 854. Isn't that Michel?
- 855. You think so?
- 856. Listen to how he pronounces "s".
- 857. Maybe you're right.
- 858. Maybe Claude's there.
- 859. Veronique said she had a letter.
- 860. In July he'll bring committee orders
- 861. on beginning hostilities
and against whom.
- 862. - Am I in it?
- 863. The combat group will have its own
organisation, personnel and finances.
- 864. This is Radio Peking.
- 865. Comrades and friends...
- 866. Those in favour raise their hands.
- 867. Majority decision is to create
a special combat organisation
- 868. which, in strict observance
- 869. and division of labour
- 870. will take care exclusively
of terrorist activity.
- 871. Now let's draw lots.
- 872. Open it and read.
- 873. Men use
- 874. the sciences of nature
- 875. as a weapon
- 876. in their struggle for liberty.
- 877. DIALOGUE 4
- 878. Since January,
- 879. maybe December.
- 880. You left them?
- 881. Yes, well, they excluded me.
- 882. It's all the same.
- 883. Why did they throw you out?
- 884. I refused to criticize myself.
- 885. How did it happen?
- 886. Like in all cells,
- 887. there was a vote.
- 888. But what led to the vote?
- 889. It started
- 890. during Veronique's exposé.
- 891. The forms of oppression
aren't the same.
- 892. Life now under Pompidou
- 893. isn't like during the war
- 894. Yet, comrades and friends...
- 895. Just as Serge showed
how art doesn't reflect reality,
- 896. but is the reality of reflection,
- 897. such is the reality of formulas used
by friends of Pompidou and Malraux
- 898. to ban a film like The Nun
by Jacques Rivette.
- 899. It's that reality,
since in formulas there's form
- 900. which makes me think
it's a form of oppression.
- 901. She was confusing Marx and theatre
- 902. and politics,
and that's romanticism.
- 903. She behaved in life like an actress.
- 904. She was influenced by Guillaume.
- 905. Who's he?
- 906. An actor.
- 907. He was one of the group?
- 908. Yes... a fanatic.
- 909. His father had worked with Arthaud.
- 910. While with Kosygin, Wilson,
Pompidou, it's sweet death.
- 911. If that doesn't suit you,
- 912. there's violent death
in North Vietnam.
- 913. While in the South,
sweet death is enough.
- 914. But I say it's the same
- 915. in literary and scientific studies.
- 916. The Left has suggested reforms.
- 917. As long as Racine portrays
men as they are.
- 918. As long as Sade is prohibited.
- 919. As long as maths isn't taught
- 920. As long as they subsidize the queers
at the Comédie-Française
- 921. more than Planchon or Bourseiller.
- 922. The reforms are a dead letter,
- 923. because it's dead language.
- 924. It's class culture
- 925. taught by one class.
- 926. A culture belonging
to a certain class
- 927. that pursues a certain policy.
- 928. The analysis...
- 929. was amiss.
- 930. So the conclusion was unreal.
- 931. If you don't agree it's...
- 932. Yes, I'm for peaceful co-existence.
- 933. What's the Party doing
to change that?
- 934. There are some good things.
- 935. Two weeks ago they were praising
books that confuse words and things,
- 936. that serve reactionary thinking.
- 937. Comrades, we must:
one, close the puppet university.
- 938. Right, but how?
- 939. What do you suggest, dreamer?
- 940. Two, by terror.
- 941. Yes, but what kind of terror?
- 942. Terror leads to nothing today.
- 943. However,
- 944. that culture is 0.43%
of the national budget...
- 945. Veronique was right.
- 946. As for Aragon...
- 947. If the Party's more supple,
- 948. it's because of him.
- 949. Sometimes I was enthusiastic,
- 950. glorifying the socialist edifice
in my writing.
- 951. But the next day I countered
- 952. with criminal-like practical action.
- 953. There was formed
- 954. what Hegel called
- 955. an unhappy conscience.
- 956. It differed
from the ordinary conscience...
- 957. BOUKARIN'S LAST WORDS
- 958. In that it was also
a criminal conscience.
- 959. Ad in France Soir on June 14.
- 960. Old Russia,
the great religious centres
- 961. of Czarist Russia, brought to life
- 962. and May Day in Moscow.
- 963. Information at Monit Travel,
- 964. 4 place de l'Opera,
phone 742 06 46.
- 965. Where are the old revolutionaries?
- 966. Sad, huh?
- 967. It's sad, alright.
- 968. Their argument was Sputnik Digest.
- 969. It's a pretty disgusting magazine.
- 970. But that's not enough
- 971. to systematically condemn
the Party attitude
- 972. the way they do in
L'Humanite Nouvelle or Garde Rouge.
- 973. The main organ of the French
- 974. During the elections in March,
- 975. the only people to talk
of the price of a fridge,
- 976. of work rates or bathrooms,
- 977. and not just general philosophy...
- 978. It wasn't Mitterrand
or Mendes France,
- 979. it was the delegates
of the French Communist Party.
- 980. It's not that.
I said they haven't read all of Marx.
- 981. - You're way off.
- Not read him seriously.
- 982. Well, I'm for peaceful coexistence.
- 983. Lenin said to cut off
one enemy finger to save ten.
- 984. Rosa Luxembourg
- 985. saw the difficulty in answering.
- 986. How troubled she was.
- 987. How she blushed
- 988. Why, because movies and plays
- 989. cost money and the army is free.
- 990. It should be the opposite.
- 991. Shows should be free.
- 992. Those who want to make war
should pay to do so.
- 993. When they say the leftist agreement
is a dagger for Vietnam,
- 994. or that the Communist press...
- 995. Everyone talks of the crimes
of the Red Guard
- 996. in the Cultural Revolution.
- 997. Listen, this is fantastic.
- 998. The first date
for Juliette and Pierre
- 999. opened doors
to a new world of magic.
- 1000. The world of words
no one had spoken before them.
- 1001. What are you reading?
- 1002. Henri gave me
the Party's women's magazine.
- 1003. Let's see.
- 1004. Like the night before,
their eyes met.
- 1005. Pierre couldn't speak.
- 1006. No point in being Communist
to use that soap opera language.
- 1007. I forbid you to read that.
- 1008. I said Henri's a revisionist.
- 1009. The joker's a king
and I sing Mao Mao...
- 1010. Reminds me of pictures
of L'Illustration from 1917,
- 1011. that treated Bolsheviks as beatniks.
- 1012. They used the same terms
for the Bolsheviks
- 1013. as that paper uses for the Red Guard.
- 1014. You expect Le Figaro
to say that sort of thing.
- 1015. But when L'Humanite does,
- 1016. OK, there's work to do.
- 1017. For everyone.
- 1018. The other day I was reading
- 1019. They talked about the film
- 1020. that the Party leaders had shown
- 1021. at a meeting somewhere,
- 1022. I'm not sure where.
- 1023. But they attack the film
because it's American,
- 1024. even if it's good.
- 1025. So, as Veronique's big enemy,
- 1026. liberty doesn't always
have clean hands.
- 1027. Veronique, what's the matter?
- 1028. Problems?
- 1029. I have too many enemies.
- 1030. Enemies? You?
- 1031. But who?
- 1032. You know, the warlords,
- 1033. the bureaucrats,
magnates and landowners
- 1034. and the reactionary intellectuals.
- 1035. Those are my enemies.
- 1036. Well, that makes a lot
of enemies, indeed.
- 1037. What are you up to?
- 1038. Not much.
- 1039. Writing in Les Temps Modernes
- 1040. some books...
- 1041. For this year I have a new project.
- 1042. What?
- 1043. I want to do cultural action.
- 1044. But what's that?
- 1045. I don't think
anyone really knows yet.
- 1046. And I want to try an experiment.
- 1047. But culture and action are old words.
- 1048. Yes, but culture is cut off
from action now.
- 1049. At least it seems so.
- 1050. So it doesn't interest me.
- 1051. - Besides, I agree with you.
- You do?
- 1052. What interests me is
- 1053. that culture gives control
of the world.
- 1054. Concretely, when will you do it?
- 1055. I start in two months.
- 1056. The experiment will last a year.
- 1057. Because I want to see
- 1058. What is the experiment?
- 1059. With a whole team,
we're going to try...
- 1060. - In what area?
- Acting, for example.
- 1061. - Theatre?
- Yes, in a theatre at Châlon.
- 1062. The Bourgogne Theatre.
We'll try to...
- 1063. You'll move out of town?
- 1064. I'm going to Bourgogne.
- 1065. But you know, Châlon isn't very far.
- 1066. Isn't leaving Paris sad?
- 1067. No, I'm glad.
- 1068. Delighted?
- 1069. Because I can't work here anymore.
- 1070. Anyway, I don't write
when I'm in Paris.
- 1071. My books aren't progressing.
- 1072. Maybe I can start this action
- 1073. and write too.
- 1074. Is it important to take action?
- 1075. Yes, if we manage
- 1076. to do something effective.
- 1077. I don't want to start something
just for pleasure
- 1078. or to soothe my conscience.
- 1079. So why start any action?
- 1080. It seems to me, on that level
there's something to be done.
- 1081. To place today's men and women
- 1082. in a position to receive
the world as it is.
- 1083. Not only to receive,
but to act on it,
- 1084. to have a hold.
- 1085. That means
you're leaving the university?
- 1086. Leaving, if you want.
- 1087. I'm breaking with an attitude
widespread in the university,
- 1088. which is to consider the others,
- 1089. the ones we address,
as mere receivers.
- 1090. It's true,
and I wouldn't want to be...
- 1091. Isn't what's happening
in China important?
- 1092. Of course it's important.
- 1093. For example, closing the universities
I think is great.
- 1094. Right, you think it's great.
- 1095. But do you have an idea
what will happen afterwards?
- 1096. They must re-open them.
- 1097. The students
are in the fields for now.
- 1098. That reminds me of something.
- 1099. Remember Natalie?
- 1100. Yes, I do.
- 1101. Her parents voted for Mendes France.
- 1102. That doesn't matter.
- 1103. Before I prepared for my exams
with you in September,
- 1104. she and I picked peaches
- 1105. Now it seems to me that
- 1106. doing manual labour beforehand
- 1107. helped me pass the exams.
- 1108. That helped you understand
what I said,
- 1109. talking about philosophy?
- 1110. A little. In June...
- 1111. I think there's a link.
- 1112. In June, I didn't do
anything physical and failed.
- 1113. I think there's a possible link.
- 1114. What's the conclusion?
- 1115. You should pick peaches?
- 1116. But you agree with me?
- 1117. Something's wrong at the university.
- 1118. Of course.
- 1119. It's apparent enough. So?
- 1120. You agree
education's the big problem?
- 1121. It's one of the biggest problems.
- 1122. So?
- 1123. Shouldn't we start from scratch?
- 1124. But how?
- 1125. Close the universities,
like in China.
- 1126. You will do that yourself?
- 1127. If the authorities
aren't capable of it.
- 1128. If necessary, I'll close them.
- 1129. How?
- 1130. I have an idea.
- 1131. Tell me your idea,
- 1132. if you can.
- 1133. You see,
what disgusts me is teaching.
- 1134. It's always a question of class.
Culture is class culture.
- 1135. You know the Tutankhamen exhibit.
- 1136. Why do all the people run there?
- 1137. Even workers act bourgeois
and go and see the gold.
- 1138. Because if it was in paper,
they wouldn't bother.
- 1139. I understand,
- 1140. but your idea...
- 1141. - Close the university.
- But how?
- 1142. With bombs.
- 1143. With bombs!
- 1144. You're going to throw bombs?
- 1145. Once we kill students and teachers,
they'll stop going.
- 1146. The university will close.
- 1147. You're doing that alone?
- 1148. Well, there are two or three of us.
- 1149. Two or three... But...
- 1150. But during the Algerian War,
- 1151. when Djamila Bouhired blew up
cafes, you defended her
- 1152. while all the press was against her.
- 1153. All of France was against her.
- 1154. That's right.
- 1155. Only there was a difference.
- 1156. Tell me if I'm wrong.
- 1157. Explain it to me.
- 1158. There was a whole people
- 1159. Men and women
were already fighting.
- 1160. It was for independence
and I, too, want mine.
- 1161. You want independence.
How many of you want it that way?
- 1162. You told me two or three.
- 1163. But many people don't realise it yet.
And we think for them.
- 1164. It's for them.
- 1165. You think you can make
a revolution for others?
- 1166. But you agree
working is part of the struggle.
- 1167. But what is the struggle?
- 1168. Look, if I want to know
- 1169. revolutionary theory and methods,
- 1170. I must participate in a revolution.
- 1171. You can participate,
but you can't invent one.
- 1172. But if I want knowledge,
I need practical experience.
- 1173. - Do you agree?
- I do.
- 1174. Only revolutionary practice
- 1175. implies a knowledge of the situation.
- 1176. The situation is bad.
- 1177. You know that, but do you know...
- 1178. And that'll make it known.
- 1179. Do you know a possible remedy?
- 1180. But authentic knowledge
comes from direct experience.
- 1181. First-hand experience.
- 1182. Does it tell you the content
to give your action?
- 1183. Because terrorism is only a start.
- 1184. - Isn't it terrorism?
- Yes, it is.
- 1185. So terrorism supposes
- 1186. We've studied for two years.
- 1187. For two years,
and how have you studied it?
- 1188. We live the problem.
- 1189. You live it.
- 1190. You're no longer a student.
You may know nothing.
- 1191. I still know a few things.
- 1192. No, I'm sorry.
- 1193. You're right. I know a few things.
Not as much as you, of course.
- 1194. - I'm in it.
- I don't suffer directly.
- 1195. I suffer and I'm not alone.
- 1196. But what's the point
- 1197. of killing people
if you don't know
- 1198. what you'll do next,
if you don't know what terms...
- 1199. But we know what we'll do.
- 1200. So, what will you do afterwards?
- 1201. I don't believe you know.
- 1202. You only know
the present system is awful
- 1203. and you're impatient to end it.
- 1204. Not awful, just bad.
- 1205. What we do afterwards
is not my work.
- 1206. - You don't care.
- No, I don't.
- 1207. Afterwards,
I'll continue studying the situation.
- 1208. Where will you study it?
- 1209. I'm only a worker
- 1210. So be a worker and really work.
- 1211. The way you're going
you won't last a week, as I see it.
- 1212. - Why?
- You'll be arrested long before.
- 1213. But you ran from the police.
- 1214. And it lasted a long time...
- 1215. There were many sympathizers
among the population,
- 1216. because even those
not quite in favour
- 1217. of Algerian independence
didn't denounce us.
- 1218. You have sympathizers,
but they won't go
- 1219. as far as mass murder.
- 1220. And it'll be mass murder.
- 1221. We need help
since some Communists
- 1222. are allied with revisionists
to denounce us.
- 1223. - You didn't know.
- You're not prepared...
- 1224. L'Humanite and Le Figaro
are in league now.
- 1225. Alright.
- 1226. But your action
will lead to nothing
- 1227. if it isn't upheld
by a group, a class,
- 1228. by many men and women
- 1229. who agree entirely and will pay...
- 1230. Take the young Russian nihilists,
- 1231. So?
- 1232. They made bombs
and criminal attempts.
- 1233. And the 1917 revolution
came afterwards. In October.
- 1234. You think you can compare
- 1235. and the situation now in France?
- 1236. You call yourself Marxist-Leninist.
- 1237. Well, even if we can't
- 1238. we can draw a lesson from China.
- 1239. But the lessons you draw
are very abstract.
- 1240. You don't draw lessons
- 1241. You think it's a mistake?
- 1242. I think so.
- 1243. You're heading towards a dead-end.
- 1244. Some comrades
- 1245. undertake their main task...
- 1246. But not firmly in hand.
- 1247. They can't do good work.
- 1248. Committee Work Techniques,
13 March 1949.
- 1249. It's not so much that.
- 1250. I told you
the arguments were valid
- 1251. but all mixed up.
- 1252. Marxism is first of all a science.
- 1253. And there,
- 1254. the arguments were a mess,
off the cuff.
- 1255. They were a bit like children.
- 1256. Yes, you know the story
of the Egyptian children?
- 1257. Then I'll tell you.
- 1258. The Egyptians believed
- 1259. was that of the gods.
- 1260. One day, to prove it,
- 1261. they put new-born babies
in a house
- 1262. far from any society
- 1263. to see if they would learn to talk.
- 1264. To speak Egyptian alone.
- 1265. They came back 15 years later.
- 1266. And what did they find?
- 1267. The kids talking together,
but bleating like sheep.
- 1268. They hadn't noticed
- 1269. that next to the house
was a sheep-pen.
- 1270. For us,
in that flat where we were,
- 1271. Marxism-Leninism
was a bit like the sheep.
- 1272. Any volunteers?
- 1273. OK. Me.
- 1274. I believe in terror.
- 1275. For me, whole revolutions
- 1276. are made of terror.
- 1277. Who is it?
- 1278. A bombless revolutionary
isn't a revolutionary.
- 1279. For the moment, we're only a few.
- 1280. Tomorrow, we'll be many.
- 1281. Tomorrow, I may no longer exist.
- 1282. I am happy, I am proud of that.
- 1283. Terrorism is not an act
- 1284. but a means to impose a programme.
- 1285. Give me a bomb.
- 1286. Give me a bomb.
- 1287. Let's talk in the kitchen.
- 1288. I suggest refusing Kirilov
and drawing lots.
- 1289. You think he'll commit suicide?
- 1290. I'm sure of it.
- 1291. They say that,
but when the time comes...
- 1292. It's been going on for two weeks.
- 1293. But he's serious this time.
- 1294. Still, he didn't want
to sign the paper.
- 1295. Ask him again.
- 1296. I tried all day yesterday.
- 1297. You can't talk to him.
- 1298. He doesn't want to.
- 1299. He still has the revolver?
- 1300. He's keeping it.
- 1301. He'll give it up
once he's shot himself.
- 1302. Listen, Serge...
- 1303. Give me the paper.
- 1304. In my pocket.
- 1305. Leave me alone.
- 1306. Did you sign it?
- 1307. I, Serge Dimitri Kirilov,
- 1308. have murdered Michael Sholokov,
- 1309. the Soviet Minister of Culture,
- 1310. in Paris
as the French government's guest.
- 1311. The purpose of this murder was,
- 1312. one, to stop the Soviet puppet
- 1313. the new university buildings
- 1314. where he was to speak
before the puppet Malraux...
- 1315. Go on.
- 1316. Two, this is the first murder
in a series.
- 1317. Violence will be the answer
to the cultural suffocation
- 1318. willingly imposed
on the universities.
- 1319. Serge Kirilov, 15 August 1967.
- 1320. Do I wear the hat or not?
- 1321. No, I won't.
- 1322. You have the gun?
- 1323. What's his name again?
- 1324. Uh, Shokolov...
- 1325. No, Sholokov.
- 1326. You sure?
- 1327. Yes, that's it.
- 1328. But I can't ask his name.
- 1329. Do as we already said,
you ask for...
- 1330. When he looks at the register,
you find Sholokov.
- 1331. It will be upside down.
- 1332. They write big, it's easy.
- 1333. Alright.
- 1334. So?
- 1335. He opened the door and I fired.
- 1336. Shit, shit, stop.
- 1337. What is it?
- 1338. - I made a mistake.
- How's that?
- 1339. I read Sholokov
upside down alright
- 1340. and the room number 23.
- 1341. But since it was upside down
- 1342. That made it 32,
so I went to room 32.
- 1343. You shot the guy in 32.
- 1344. Go back.
- 1345. But park in front this time.
- 1346. We... Communists
- 1347. not only...
- 1348. do not fight...
- 1349. against just wars...
- 1350. but take an active part.
- 1351. He committed suicide?
- 1352. I didn't know.
- 1353. Kirilov.
- 1354. If Marxism-Leninism exists,
- 1355. then anything goes.
- 1356. That means we must pay...
- 1357. Attention...
- 1358. To the quantitative aspect
of a problem...
- 1359. and do quantitative analysis.
- 1360. I'm fed up with this job!
- 1361. You must participate
in changing reality.
- 1362. Maybe I'll return to Besancon.
- 1363. Will you join
the normal Communist Party?
- 1364. Certainly, as soon as I find work.
- 1365. I've applied at a laboratory.
- 1366. And if it doesn't work out,
- 1367. I'll go to East Germany.
- 1368. They need chemists.
- 1369. It's too bad about your quarrels.
- 1370. I know it's stupid.
- 1371. But you know, what I want...
- 1372. is some quiet.
- 1373. They were too fanatical.
- 1374. The silence of infinite space.
- 1375. It's not silence that scares me,
but sound and fury.
- 1376. You never saw them again?
- 1377. I don't know what became of them.
- 1378. THE
- 1379. OF
- 1380. Look, how funny.
- 1381. It's disgusting. Mum will be furious.
- 1382. They put up your cousin.
- 1383. Maybe they killed the minister.
- 1384. I hope inside is alright.
- 1385. AND
- 1386. Fruit and vegetables!
- 1387. HIS
- 1388. Lettuce, tomatoes...
- 1389. OF
- 1390. Radishes and eggs: 10 cents!
- 1391. One price, fruit and vegetables!
- 1392. One lettuce: 10 cents.
- 1393. 10 cents, one price,
try your luck.
- 1394. AND
- 1395. OF
- 1396. I don't want to see anyone.
- 1397. Don't be hurt if my zeal
breaks the secret of your solitude.
- 1398. How long have you been so afraid?
- 1399. Since Marcel left me.
- 1400. Under what sign did you bring into
the world such an unhappy creature?
- 1401. What'll I do?
- 1402. Never doubt a god is fighting
for you. The sacrifice is over.
- 1403. Just join the Marxists.
- 1404. I want vengeance.
- 1405. - You'll lose.
- Get out of here.
- 1406. But why leave?
- 1407. Why be your own enemy?
- 1408. I have too much pain.
- 1409. Enough, stop.
It's time to be logical.
- 1410. What shall I tell them?
- 1411. I'll write to them.
- 1412. You're crazy.
- 1413. A dreamer.
- 1414. OK, it's fiction,
but it brings me closer to reality.
- 1415. Everything must be ready Saturday.
- 1416. Think about it.
- 1417. It was all thought out.
- 1418. The end of summer
meant back to school for me.
- 1419. A struggle for me
and some comrades.
- 1420. On the other hand, I was wrong.
- 1421. I thought I'd made a leap forward.
- 1422. And I realised
- 1423. I'd made only the first timid step
of a long march.