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Young Takeshi Nagase
: You have no honor. Your army's defeated. You surrendered like dogs. Look at you, you should be ashamed to be alive. If my army was defeated, I would take my life to save my honor. Young Eric
: You'll get your chance. Any day now.
: [handing him a letter
] Dear Mr. Nagase, the war has been over for many years. I have suffered much, but I know you have suffered, too. And you have been most courageous, and brave in working for reconciliation. While I cannot forget what happened in Kanchanaburi, I assure you of my total forgiveness. Sometime the hating has to stop.
: Don't move. Patti
: Why not? Eric
: Because I'm looking at you.
: [Kisses Eric
] I've never kissed a man with a moustache before.
: And I don't think I'm going to kiss a man with a moustache again. Eric
: And if the man removed the moustache? Patti
: Yes, that would do nicely.
: You are a soldier, Lomax. You never surrendered. Eric
: I'm still at war.
: Did you know Warrington is famous for vodka? Eric
: [eyes on his book
] You know, with all due respect to your friend, if all he mentioned is vodka, he's really only scratched the surface of Warrington.
[looks up at Patti
: the Black Prince? Remember the Black Prince? Had all his armour made there. Warrington was really the only place to go if you wanted a suit of armour. Sort of Saville Row in steel
: At the beginning of time, the clock struck one. A drop of dew, and the clock struck two. From the dew grew a tree, and the clock struck three. Then the tree made a door, and the clock struck four. Then man came alive, And the clock struck five. Count not, waste not, the hours of the clock. Behold I stand at the door and knock.
: That's what I saw. So many murdered. So I will speak. I make pilgrimages. I work for... reconciliation. I will not let them forget the tragedy of war. Eric
: The what? Nagase
: The tragedy of war. Eric
: No, this wasn't a tragedy. This was a crime. You're not tragic. You're a criminal. You were an intelligent, educated man, and you did nothing. Nagase
: I tried to make amends. Eric
: You're living off this.
[indicating the war museum
: You're a criminal and a liar.
: My mother was already dead, as it happens. All through the war, I wrote letters home to a dead woman.
: What do you tell people about what you did to us? Nagase
: We do not talk about it. No one will talk about it. Eric
: Nor do we. And you know why? Because no one would believe it. No one would believe what you did to us. You treated us like animals because we surrendered.
: When Finlay died, I was scared. I was scared that the same might happen to you. Eric
: It was different for Finlay. He didn't have you.
: [upon seeing the war camp
] I wouldn't have lasted a day here. Eric
: I you'd been here, you'd have caused quite the stir.