Vassili Zaitsev
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Vassili Zaitsev (Character)
from Enemy at the Gates (2001)

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Enemy at the Gates (2001)
Vassili Zaitsev: [Vassili sees his own picture while reading the Red Army newspaper as it is coming off the press] That's me.
[he reads the caption]
Vassili Zaitsev: "Vassili Zaitsev." That's me!
Danilov: No, you're not dreaming! It's your name! We made the front page! They haven't changed a word! Do you have any idea what this means? It's not the back page. It's not the second page. It's the front page.
Danilov, Vassili Zaitsev: [together] The front page!
Danilov: They're going to reprint our article everywhere, in the Caucasus, in the Crimea... even in the Urals!
[he laughs]
Danilov: Tomorrow morning, Stalin himself will be sitting over breakfast, reading my words, memorizing your name. We're famous, Vassili. Khrushchev loved the article. He's promoted me to the General Staff... and you... to sniper division.
Vassili Zaitsev: Well, that's good.
Danilov: It's *very* good.
Vassili Zaitsev: It's very good. It's great.
Danilov: It's *very* great!
Vassili Zaitsev: It's great!
Danilov: It's great!
Vassili Zaitsev: It's great!
Danilov: For *both* of us, because we did it together.
[Vassili laughs]
Danilov: Together. Although, admittedly, I did all the hard work.
Vassili Zaitsev: Oh, yeah?
[he pushes Danilov playfully, then chases him around some desks]
Danilov: You know, you're very lucky I can't fight back.
Vassili Zaitsev: Why's that?
Danilov: Because Khrushchev told me to make sure that nothing happens to you! You're too important!
Vassili Zaitsev: I'm too valuable!
[he keeps hitting Danilov playfully]
Danilov: Yes! Careful of my - careful of my glasses, please. They're new.
Vassili Zaitsev: [Vassili gives Danilov a salute and a smile] Sorry, sir.
Danilov: [Danilov slaps Vassili playfully] I'm sorr -
[they start laughing and wrestling around]
Danilov: I'm famous!
Vassili Zaitsev: *I'm* famous!
Danilov: *We're* famous!
Vassili Zaitsev: *I'm* famous!
Danilov: We're famous!
Vassili Zaitsev: We're famous!

Danilov: Where have you been? We've been looking all over for you.
Vassili: Oh, did you hear? I was dead. At least, Noble Sniper Zeitsev, Vassili was dead.

Vassili: On the train... coming here... we were in the same car.
Tania: No...
Vassili: I saw you. You were reading and you fell asleep. Oh, I didn't dare look at you, you were so beautiful. It was scary. Afterwards, I couldn't stop thinking about you. It made me smile. And then I thought of all the men who would get to hold you, who would make you laugh... how lucky they were. And now I'm the one lying next to you.

Vassili: Sad to have a dream you know won't happen.

Vassili: All these men here know they're going to die. So, each night when they make it back, it's a bonus. So, every cup of tea, every cigarette is like a little celebration. You just have to accept that.