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Salon Kitty (1976) Poster

(1976)

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Helmut Wallenberg: What frightens you, what you see or what you don't?

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Margherita's Mother: The most important thing is to be on the winning side!

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Marika: Professor, is it true that Jesus Christ was son of a Roman prostitute and a German soldier?

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Biondo: It's like killing. The first time one may feel remorse be induced to vomit, even have insomnia. But by the third time, one sleeps peacefully. By the fifth time, one eats a sandwich. Actually, it gets exciting, there is a stimulus. They are just the same for you.

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Helmut Wallenberg: You must be able to compromise all the way. You have to humble yourself, in order to be reborn.

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Kitty Kellermann: Wallenberg, you haven't learned a thing from the Roman Empire. In order to conquer the World one must be able to laugh, sing. Unless you have no intent to close the brothel, only to open a singing school.

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Helmut Wallenberg: To trust is fine; to not trust is better.

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Margherita: You made love to me as if you hated me.

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Hans Reiter: Man belongs to mankind. Not to a country, to a race or a religion. My conscience is clear.

Margherita: [voiceover] He constantly made love to me. Which is only right for a soldier preparing to return to the front.

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Helmut Wallenberg: All of them have just one goal: power! There are no ideals, no belief system! You are the one who has illusions, Margherita. You, and millions of Germans like you who believed in us. It was a way to put all of you at our feet.

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Helmut Wallenberg: You see? You're nothing. A dog! Trained to obey my commands.

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Margherita: [in bed, after encounter] Will you fight again?

Hans Reiter: I don't think I'm a good soldier.

Margherita: When do you leave?

Hans Reiter: Soon. In ten days.

Margherita: An eternity for making love.

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Hans Reiter: [in bed] Would you mind if I fell in love with you?

[she smiles]

Hans Reiter: Hmm?

[gestures]

Hans Reiter: Just a little. Would it seem ridiculous?

Margherita: Love is a word you can't always say when two people are in bed together.

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Margherita: I don't like anniversaries. I only like drinking champagne with you. Not even with you. I just like the champagne. Too many wishes bring bad luck.

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Helmut Wallenberg: [strong ice-cold German accent] I want you to be in my private dreams.

Margherita: You need another ghost, like your wife?

Helmut Wallenberg: It's my wish. But your duty.

[grabs her, grunts]

Margherita: You want me to lose my body? My very being?

Helmut Wallenberg: [with contempt] Would you rather stay as you are now? With your pitiful love affair? My aims are higher.

[haughtily:]

Helmut Wallenberg: That's why I am a National Socialist. I have a goal. A hope. And with you, it will be complete,

[gesturing around him at all the trappings of his success]

Helmut Wallenberg: What does your pilot's ridiculous love-?

Margherita: It's not love.

Helmut Wallenberg: Here. I have a letter from him.

[offers it, and she comes forward, but then he pulls it away]

Helmut Wallenberg: I could destroy him.

[she grabs the letter]

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Kitty Kellermann: You... especially you...

[tearfully]

Kitty Kellermann: What need have you to be humiliated by men? You're so beautiful, so gentle. Save yourself. Anything is better than this. Save yourself. Save yourself, Margherita.

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Margherita: [as Wallenberg admires himself in the mirror, full Nazi uniform] Speak to me. Say something.

[he pushes her away]

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Margherita: You like that, don't you? Slave and master. Oh God, that I wanted you!

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Helmut Wallenberg: You're my creation. I invented you. You're my accomplice.

Margherita: Do anything you want, anything! God knows when I'll see you again.

Helmut Wallenberg: [looks up] Very soon.

Margherita: Wait! I want to make it last as long as possible!

[sits up as she remembers:]

Margherita: Your wife!

Helmut Wallenberg: I've sent her away. Even the servant has the day off.

Margherita: She's still your wife.

Helmut Wallenberg: You might be powerful enough to get rid of her.

Margherita: Kiss me. Please kiss me.

[gasps]

Margherita: This house is no place for illusions.

Helmut Wallenberg: [dangered, gets up] I'm not illusions!

[storms off into next room, goes on rampage, upsetting chandelier]

Helmut Wallenberg: Look! My wife's grandfather was a Jew!

Margherita: [follows him] If they find out, that could be dangerous, even for you.

Helmut Wallenberg: Not when I have the power I deserve. The power of Himmler!

Margherita: [kneeling in front of him] You're mad...

Helmut Wallenberg: I have in my hands the bedroom secrets of everybody in Germany. Ribbentrop, Goebbels, Keitel, Jodl, even Himmler himself. I know the details of every single one of them. Their cocaine intake... their impotence, their perversions, their thieving, their betraying. Their rivalries... Defeatist cowards!

Margherita: What do your superiors think about it?

Helmut Wallenberg: They won't have time to think. The original idea wasn't mine... I admit. But I know how I can get rid of them all. At my convenience.

Margherita: [scoffs] You have illusions about your power.

Helmut Wallenberg: No, no, no.

[yanks her up]

Helmut Wallenberg: Every word is true.

[takes her by the shoulders, shakes her]

Helmut Wallenberg: It's true!

[shakes her violently]

Helmut Wallenberg: Get that through your head! I don't give a damn about National Socialism! Just as none of our leaders give a damn! It's a means to an end! Power! They have no ideas, no faith! You are the one with illusions, Margherita... you! And the millions of other Germans who believed in us. It's a way to get you all on our side.

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