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: What do you think? Should I, should I take Uncle Szymon's portrait? Mother
: Take it, don't take it, take what you like!
: Can't you see I'm worried sick?
: We could hide the money. Look here. We can hide the money under the flower pots. Father
: No, no, no, no, I'll tell you what we do. We use tried and tested methods. You know what we did in the last war? We made a hole in the table leg
[taps the leg
: and hid the money in there. Henryk Szpilman
: And suppose they take the table away? Father
: What do you mean, take the table away? Henryk Szpilman
: The Germans go into Jewish homes and they just take what they want, furniture, valuable, anything. Mother
: Do they? Father
: Idiot, what would they want with a table, a table like this?
[rips a piece of wood off the table
: What on earth are you doing! Halina
: No, listen. This is the best place for it. No-one would think of looking under the flower pots. Henryk Szpilman
: No, no, no, listen, listen to me, I've been thinking... Wladyslaw Szpilman
: Oh, really? That's a change. Henryk Szpilman
: You know what we do? We use psychology. Wladyslaw Szpilman
: We use *what*? Henryk Szpilman
: We leave the money and the watch on the table, and we cover it like this, in full view. Wladyslaw Szpilman
] Are you stupid? Henryk Szpilman
: The Germans will search high and low, I promise you, they'll never notice! Wladyslaw Szpilman
: That's the stupidest thing I've ever seen, of course they'll notice it. Look.
[takes the violin and a bill, folds it and slips it into the opening of the violin
] Wladyslaw Szpilman
: Look here... idiot. Henryk Szpilman
: And you call me stupid? Mother
: No, that is very good, because that is the last place they will ever look. Henryk Szpilman
: This will take hours! Mother
: We're not in a hurry, we'll get it back... Wladyslaw Szpilman
: It won't take hours. Henryk Szpilman
: How will you get them out? Tell me that, tell me how, I'd like to know, how would you get them out. You take each one out individually... Halina
: No-one listens to me, no-one.
: Quiet please. Quiet. Order, order! Please! Halina
: She's a lawyer, she likes order. Regina
: Listen, just listen. The watch we put under the flower pots and the money we stuff in the violin. Father
: Will I still be able to play? Wladyslaw Szpilman
: Well... you'll find out.
: Well, to tell you the truth, I thought it would be worse.
: What's the matter with you all, huh? You lost your sense of humor? Wladyslaw Szpilman
: That's not funny. Henryk Szpilman
: Well, you know what's funny? You're funny, with that ridiculous tie. Wladyslaw Szpilman
: [getting angry
] What're you talking about my tie for? What does my tie have to do with anything? I need this tie for my work! Henryk Szpilman
] Oh, your work. Wladyslaw Szpilman
: Yes, that's right, I work! Henryk Szpilman
: Yes, yes, your work. Playing the piano for the parasites in the ghetto. Wladyslaw Szpilman
: Parasites... Henryk Szpilman
: Yes, parasites. They don't give a damn about people suffering. Wladyslaw Szpilman
: And you blame me for their apathy, right? Henryk Szpilman
] I do, because I see it everyday. They don't even notice what's going on around them. Father
: I blame the Americans. Wladyslaw Szpilman
: [visibly upset
] For what, for my tie?
: Why did I do it? Why did I do it? Why did I do it? Halina
: She's getting on my nerves. What did she do, for God's sake? Father
: She smothered her baby.