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Before Winter Comes (1969) Poster

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Major Burnside: What languages do you speak?

Janovic: Russian, Polish, Greek, Hungarian, German, Romanian, Bulgar, Serbo-Croat, Romani, Italian, some Arabic, some Yiddish, a little Chinese.

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Major Burnside: You speak English and Chinese. You never wandered there?

Janovic: Ah, they come to me, Major, sir. An English woman. A Chinese woman in Latvia. Live with a new woman, learn a new tongue. It's better than Berlitz.

Major Burnside: An English woman and you?

Janovic: Why, I speak English fine. Seven English women.

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Major Burnside: You're a rolling stone, aren't you? Where do you want to roll to?

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Lieutenant Pilkington: You mean, you encourage the men here and the - village women? Why, it's disgusting! It's like animals!

Janovic: In the country, it's always like that.

Lieutenant Pilkington: If-if the Major finds out what they're doing on his ban on fraternization, I-I-I don't know...

Janovic: They do not fraternize! No, they do not fraternize! They - just - sleep - together!

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Major Burnside: The trouble is, you think you run this camp.

Janovic: No, no, sir. What ever I do, you have the last blame.

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Sergeant Woody: Private Amos... Is that a moustache or part of your breakfast?

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Brigadier Bewley: You'll be staying in the service, of course? It's in the family. People with your background should do pretty well.

Lieutenant Pilkington: Thank you, sir. Emm, I shall be going back to University to study languages. I've been told that they are going to be most important in the new Europe.

Brigadier Bewley: Oh, yes. And in the new Army. We could use fellows like you on the staff.

Lieutenant Pilkington: Well, no sir, whatever my father might say, eh, I'm - not really cut out for fighting.

Brigadier Bewley: My dear, Pilkington, whoever joined the Army to fight?

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Lieutenant Pilkington: Go on! Get out! You bloody gypsy!

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