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|Tom Cruise||as Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg|
|Kenneth Branagh||as Major-General Henning von Tresckow|
|Bill Nighy||as General Friedrich Olbricht|
|Tom Wilkinson||as General Friedrich Fromm|
|Thomas Kretschmann||as Major Otto Ernst Remer|
|Terence Stamp||as Ludwig Beck|
|Eddie Izzard||as General Erich Fellgiebel|
|Kevin McNally||as Dr. Carl Goerdeler|
|Christian Berkel||as Colonel Mertz von Quirnheim|
|Jamie Parker||as Lieutenant Werner von Haeften|
|David Bamber||as Adolf Hitler|
|Tom Hollander||as Colonel Heinz Brandt|
|David Schofield||as Erwin von Witzleben|
|Kenneth Cranham||as Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel|
|Werner Daehn||as Major Ernst John von Freyend|
|Harvey Friedman||as Dr. Joseph Goebbels|
|Matthias Schweighöfer||as Lieutenant Herber|
|Waldemar Kobus||as Police Chief Wolf-Heinrich von Helldorf|
|Florian Panzner||as Second Lieutenant Hagen|
|Ian McNeice||as Pompous General|
|Danny Webb||as Captain Haans|
|Chris Larkin||as Sergeant Helm|
|Matthew Burton||as Lieutenant-General Adolf Heusinger|
|Philipp von Schulthess||as Tresckow's Aide|
|Wotan Wilke Möhring||as Sergeant Kolbe|
|Christian Oliver||as Sergeant-Major Adam|
|Bernard Hill||as Confident General - Desert|
|Julian Morris||as Young Lieutenant - Desert|
|Helmut Stauss||as Dr. Roland Freisler|
|Tim Williams||as Doctor|
|Karl Alexander Seidel||as Berthold von Stauffenberg|
|Timo Huber||as Franz von Stauffenberg|
|Justus Kammerer||as Heimeran von Stauffenberg|
|Andy Gatjen||as Angry SS Officer|
|Achim Buch||as Soldier|
|Manfred-Anton Algrang||as Albert Speer|
|Matthias Freihof||as Reichsführer Heinrich Himmler|
|Gerhard Haase-Hindenberg||as Reich Marshal Hermann Göring|
|Jon Collin Barclay||as Second Lieutenant Kretz|
|Matthias Ziesing||as Young Officer - Wolf's Lair|
|Tom Wlaschiha||as Communications Officer|
|Carsten Voigt||as Checkpoint Guard|
|O'Shea Miles||as Sentry - OKH|
|Michael Schumacher||as Young Officer|
|Niklas Bardeli||as Aide #1 to Stauffenberg|
|Christoph Förster||as Aide #2 to Stauffenberg|
|Andrew Schwerdt||as Keitel's Adjutant|
|Max Urlacher||as Officer|
|Justin Beard||as Wolf's Lair Operator|
|Tilmann von Blomberg||as Arresting Officer|
|Karsten Mielke||as Remer's Driver|
|Jason Barry||as SS Officer|
|Joel Bryant||as S.S. Soldier|
|Mike Dunn||as German Motorcycle Driver - Afrika Scene|
|Wolfgang Grossmann||as Standartenführer Neuner|
|Michael Ihnow||as Officer|
|Tommy Kijas||as Young S.S. Officer - Desert|
|Efka Kvaraciejus||as Berghoff SS Soldier|
|Kyle Leatherberry||as SS Officer #3|
|Hendrik Maaß||as Wehrmacht Soldier/Wehrmacht First Lieutenant|
|Jacob Newton||as Nazi Soldier|
|Dylan Saccoccio||as Shirtless German Soldier|
|Gubbi Sigurdsson||as German Soldier|
|Sean Velie||as Injured Soldier - Desert|
|Carice van Houten||as Nina von Stauffenberg|
|Halina Reijn||as Margarethe von Oven|
|Annika Becker||as Valerie von Stauffenberg|
|Marie Becker||as Valerie von Stauffenberg|
|Katharine Mehrling||as Female Singer|
|Anna Holmes||as Central Communications Operator|
|Isbella Drischel||as War Ministry Secretary|
|Filming dates:||18 July 2007 - October 2007 |
June 2008 - June 2008 (reshoots)
USA - 83,077,833 USD (16 April 2009) |
UK - 6,346,645 GBP (22 February 2009)
Worldwide - 200,276,784 USD (16 April 2009)
Non-USA - 115,029,539 USD (5 April 2009)
Philippines - 22,121,744 PHP (15 March 2009)
|Plot:||In Nazi Germany during World War II, as the tide turned in favor of The Allies, a cadre of senior German officers and politicians desperately plot to topple the Nazi regime before the nation is crushed in a near-inevitable defeat. To this end, Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg, an Army officer convinced he must save Germany from Hitler, is recruited to mastermind a real plan. To do so, he arranges for the internal emergency measure, Operation: Valkyrie, to be changed to enable his fellows to seize control of Berlin after the assassination of the Fuhrer. However, even as the plan is put into action, a combination of bad luck and human failings conspire on their own to create a tragedy that would prolong the greater one gripping Europe.|
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"They'll Remember You" Written by John Ottman and Lior Rosner Orchestrated by Lior Rosner Performed by The Rundfunkchor Berlin Mezzo Soprano: Sylke Schwab Conductor: Günter Joseck German Language Music Consultant: Lee Rothfarb, Ph.D. Lyrics adapted from Wanderer's Nachtlied II by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe The Rundfunkchor Berlin is an ensemble of The Rundfunkchor-Orchestra und Chöre GmbH Berlin Shareholders are Deutschlandradio, The Federal Republic of Germany, The Federal State of Berlin and Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg Broadcasting Service|
"Die Walküre: Ride Of The Valkyries" Written by Richard Wagner Performed by The Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Uwe Mund, conductor (uncredited) Courtesy of Naxos By Arrangement with Source/Q
"Die Entfernte Melodie" Written and Performed by L:ior Rosner Courtesy of Rosner Music, Inc.
"Für Eine Nacht Voller Seligkeit" Written by Peter Kreuder and Guenther Schwenn
"Badenweiler Marsch" Written by George Fürst Courtesy of Military Music Online
"They'll Remember You" Written by John Ottman and Lior Rosner Orchestrated by Lior Rosner Performed by The Rundfunkchor Berlin Mezzo Soprano: Sylke Schwab Conductor: Günter Joseck German Language Music Consultant: Lee Rothfarb, Ph.D. Lyrics adapted from Wanderer's Nachtlied II by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe The Rundfunkchor Berlin is an ensemble of The Rundfunkchor-Orchestra und Chöre GmbH Berlin Shareholders are Deutschlandradio, The Federal Republic of Germany, The Federal State of Berlin and Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg Broadcasting Service
"Die Entfernte Melodie" Written and Performed by Lior Rosner Courtesy of Rosner Music, Inc.
"Für Eine Nacht Voller Seligkeit" Written by Peter Kreuder and Guenther Schwenn
"Badenweiler Marsch" Written by George Fürst Courtesy of Military Music Online
FAIR: Colonel von Stauffenberg and his wife have very dark hair, yet their children have blond hair. The gene for blond hair is generally recessive, so if both parents are carriers, each child has a 25% chance of having blond hair. Additionally, some of the real Stauffenberg children had blond hair.|
Fact errors: Hermann Goering is not wearing his "Blue Max" WWI medal. It should have been around his neck, with his Grand Cross. Another character ('Pompous General') is correctly shown wearing his Blue Max.
Fact errors: When von Stauffenberg is recruited in the church, the camera pans up to show the bombed-out ceiling. Nuns and priests removed the stained glass windows from churches and buried them outside cities before the Allied forces began bombing Germany. If the ceiling was bombed out, the stained glass windows shouldn't be there.
Revealing mistakes: Colonel von Stauffenberg travels to and from secret meetings with Hitler in a Mercedes-Benz convertible. If you look closely at the front chrome grill, you can clearly see shiny outlines of various emblems that were removed prior to filming. The emblems are placed on Mercedes-Benz cars by their owners to indicate milestones in mileage, etc. They would never have been on a Nazi car.
Fact errors: The building the German army barricades in Berlin is identified as the Ministry of Interior. In was actually the Reich Air Ministry. Today, it is the German Finance Ministry.
Continuity: When von Stauffenberg changes in the room before setting the bomb, the cut on his neck disappears when he exits.
FAIR: Stauffenberg's left eye that is damaged. At one point when he is shaving, the patch is over his right eye. The camera is looking into a mirror.
Fact errors: The scene at the Berlin Tempelhof Airport shows a Junkers 52 transport outside on the ramp, and a Messerschmitt 109 inside the hangar. The Messerschmitt appears to be a Spanish-built CASA, with an upright V British Merlin V-12 engine. Real Messerschmits had an inverted V Daimler-Benz engine. Very few airworthy examples of the Me-109 remain. The CASA type shown, which was flown at the 2008 Duxford Airshow, is fitted with a British Merlin engine.
FAIR: In one shot, when von Stauffenberg is showing Hitler the updated Valkyrie plan, he looks down with both eyes. His left eye is glass, but prosthetic eyes are fitted against the muscles, so they can move.
Continuity: Shortly after the bombing attempt against Hitler, Col von Stauffenberg is standing in an office at the Ministry and the camera pulls out to reveal both hands intact, including all his fingers. He is supposed to have lost one of his hands and 2 fingers off his other hand.
Fact errors: Henning von Tresckow delivers the Cointreau bomb to Colonel Brandt at the aircraft, and later retrieves it from HQ in Berlin. According to 'Offiziere Gegen Hitler', Tresckow's deputy, Fabian von Schlabrendorff, did both in real life.
FAIR: SPOILER: Just before Stauffenberg is shot, Lieutenant Werner von Haeften jumps in front to shield him from the bullets and dies instead. While the powerful Karabiner 98 Kurz rifle that the execution squad is using can easily fire a bullet straight through the body of von Haeften, with more than enough momentum to kill von Stauffenberg, this scene is a true depiction of the event.
FAIR: In the film, Hitler signs his name with his right hand. Hitler was ambidextrous.
Fact errors: The Berlin Reserve are called out twice to contain the district as per the orders of "Operation Valkyrie". In all the shots, they are wearing full combat field kit. As garrisoned troops, they would only take their ammunition pouches, bayonet, and gas mask. They would also wear steel helmets, though officers could wear their field caps.
Revealing mistakes: Stauffenberg is shown shaving on the morning of the final assassination attempt. However, the close-up shots reveal that he is already clean-shaven.
Continuity: SPOILER: When General Olbricht is executed, mud from an earlier take can be seen on his uniform trousers just before he falls to the ground.
FAIR: A banner in the movie that says 'Führer befiehl, wir folgen dir.' is correct. "Befiehl" is the imperative of the 2nd person singular of "befehlen".
Continuity: After Stauffenberg shaves on the morning of the final assassination attempt and cuts himself, some blood drips on his shirt. As he gets into a car in the next scene, the blood is not there, but reappears when he arrives at the Wolf's lair.
GEOG: Stauffenberg and his adjunct are shown being driven on their way to have the new version of Walküre signed by Hitler. There is a panoramic view of the exterior of the Berghof (Hitler's private residence). It is shown situated on the extreme top of a hill with large mountains (the alps a kilometer away in the distance, but nothing directly behind it. In reality the Berghof was built onto the side of a hill and not the direct top. In any period photograph of the Berghof you will clearly see the hill continues to ascend behind the building and there was a thick forest of trees behind it as well (covering the hill well above the height of the Berghof's roof). In the film no trees are shown behind the main building and it is shown to basically stand on it's on on the top of a hill.
Continuity: SPOILER: It seems odd that with at least 3 men being shot before Stauffenberg and Haeften that there is not a single drop of blood on the ground. Even as Haeften is being carried off there is not even a small patch where he should have bleed out after being shot with 6-10 rifles. This is especially evident as Stauffenberg is being shot when the camera moves to an aerial view of the execution grounds.
Fact errors: In the ensuing gunfight at the Bendlerblock (Headquarters of the Army) Stauffenberg was hit in the arm, when in actuality he was shot in the shoulder.
CHAR: When Tom Cruise's character is speaking with another character, he looks at the portrait of Hitler hanging on the wall and says "At the end of this the portrait will be unhung, and a man will be hung." The grammatically correct past tense of "hang" (as a method of execution) is "hanged".
FAIR: The P-40's that attack the Germans in the beginning of the movie have the Flying Tiger teeth painted on them. The Flying Tigers were based in China during WWII. However, shark mouth was often used on the P-40 by other units, such as 112 squadron RAF - not just by the Flying Tigers; P-40's in the movie in fact clearly have the correct British camouflage for North Africa.
Revealing mistakes: As Hitler crosses the room to receive the new Valkyrie plan from Stauffenberg the upper part of his shadow advances faster than he does. This must be caused by an artificial light source outside the window, rather than what otherwise appears to be sunlight.
Fact errors: In the ensuing gunfight at the Bendlerblock (Headquarters of the Army) Stauffenberg was actually wearing his white summer uniform jacket, not the Wehrmacht (Army) uniform as shown in the movie.
GEOG: As Hitler and party arrive by air to Smolensk in Russia, in March 1943, the camera pans upon a vast green forest with not a trace of snow. March in this part of Russia is a quagmire of melting snow, ice and mud.
Revealing mistakes: The P-40s that attack the Germans in the beginning of the movie do not have any rockets or bombs and neither do any of them fire their machine guns that caused the first explosion that killed the general and blew Stauffenburg off his feet. There just seemed to be an explosion when the fighters came up behind the Germans and nothing caused it.
FAIR: When General Tresckow last speaks to Colonel Stauffenberg, he says that "God promised Abraham if he found just ten faithful men, he would spare Sodom". Even though Lot not Abraham is the name most commonly associated with the story of Sodom, in Genesis 18:22-33 the referenced conversation takes place between Abraham and God.
Revealing mistakes: In a long shot of Tom Cruise and Kenneth Branagh it is clear Cruise is wearing a pair of big shoes to boost his height.
Fact errors: On the day of the attempt at Rastenburg, von Stauffenberg managed to get through Security Zone II with his briefcase containing the explosives without problems. He knew however that on entering the inner Security Zone I, all personnel except Hitler's inner circle were thoroughly searched, as a precaution against assassination attempts. In order to avoid it von Stauffenberg arranged so that he entered the Zone with Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel - an officer in Keitel's company would not be searched.
Continuity: When Hitler is flying into Smolensk, his plane has D-2600 and a black stripe painted on the wing. However, in the shot of the final approach to the runway (view from behind), the plane is devoid of these markings. They return once the plane is on the ground.
Continuity: When Stauffenberg hands Hitler the revised version of operation Valkyrie, Hitler grabs the folder with his right hand and in the next shot he is holding it in his left hand.
Continuity: In the scene where Colonel von Stauffenberg is in the hospital after being wounded in Africa we see him giving wounded soldiers medals. On the one medal we see him place you see the indentation from the medal before it has been placed on the lapel.
FAIR: In a number of scenes, Colonel Stauffenberg is seen wearing crimson stripes on his trouser legs, which are mistakenly believed to be red stripes worn only by German Generals; however, crimson stripes were worn by all German General Staff officers below the rank of General.
Fact errors: The credits say there were 15 attempts to kill Hitler, in fact there were 42 attempts. In addition, the final known plot was planned by Albert Speer shortly before the fall of Berlin. He considered flooding Hitler's bunker with poisonous gas, but his loyalty kept him from following through.
Continuity: When Von Stauffenburg meets his family for the first time after the accident, when he kisses his wife you can see his nose, but in the next shot he is in the other side.
Fact errors: Throughout the movie, men are shown doing the official German Greeting of "Heil Hitler" with their arms outstretched. However, in the time leading up to the July 20 plot, this salute was only used sparingly. It was after Hitler survived the plot (in effect July 24) that Hermann Goering, in a show of loyalty, replaced the standard military salute with the "Heil Hitler" salute.
Revealing mistakes: During the executions no bullet impacts are seen in the sand bank behind the victims having passed easily through the bodies at such short range.
Revealing mistakes: During the shootout in the building corridors, prior to the arrests, no ejected cartridge cases can be heard tinkling on the hard stone floors.
Continuity: When Stauffenberg flies back to Berlin the tailsign of the Ju52 is BT-A? when he enters it. During the flight it is DI-AY and after touchdown in Berlin it is BT-A? again.
Continuity: When Stauffenberg is being driven through the forest to his first meeting with Hitler, the date and time appear several times, and the time is around noon. However, the shadows are far longer than they should be for that time of day.
Fact errors: The aerial forest photos shot near and around the 'Wolf's Lair' obviously shows 'tree farms' (trees are all planted in a row). In 1944 there might have been Christmas tree farms but there were no 'logging' tree farms.
Fact errors: Ludwig Beck did not succeed in killing himself as is shown in the film. His first shot grazed his temple. Fromm gave him time to "collect himself" before he tried again. His second attempt also failed, so another officer ended up finishing him off.
Fact errors: Ludwig Beck was not wearing civilian clothes on July 20th. He had put on his military uniform for the first time in 6 years when the plot went into operation.
Continuity: Prior to meeting Hitler, Stauffenberg is shown with brown eyes, yet the glass eye shown is blue.
FAIR: The officer in charge of the firing squad never gives the order to fire when Lt. Haeften is shot. This is because a single man in the firing squad fires without the order being given, which is quite obviously shown in the film by the surprised look on the officer's face and following tremble on his voice.
Fact errors: The Afrika Korps General is wearing the Knight's Cross on the wrong neck ribbon of black/silver-gray. It should be red-orange, white, black. The other neck ribbon is not fitting for this decoration. Shortly later in the film, Bill Nighy is seen wearing the proper ribbon. Also the General's collar devices are too big so that the center bullion device is far too small and out-of proportion.
Continuity: When Stauffenberg and Haeften arrive at the Wolf's Lair on July 15th, Haeften can be seen descending the car twice.
Fact errors: Close shots of David Bamber's eyes are seen only sparingly but it is apparent that the eye color is inaccurate. Hitler's eyes were known to be a penetrating blue and said by some to even be bordering on violet-blue.
Fact errors: Col. Stauffenberg was too young for World War I therefore could not wear a WWI campaign ribbon worn on his dress uniform seen in one or two scenes. Germany did not use campaign ribbons in WWII.
CHAR: Early in the movie, Stauffenberg speaks of Goebbels and mispronounces his name as "GO-bulls." The correct pronunciation is "GER-bulls."
Henning von Tresckow: We have to show the world that not all of us
are like him. Otherwise, this will always be Hitler's Germany.
Henning von Tresckow: You scared me half to death.
Col. Claus von Stauffenberg: You'll be closer than that before we're
Erich Fellgiebel: [to Stauffenberg] When the S.S. catch you, they
will pull you apart like warm bread.
Col. Claus von Stauffenberg: I am involved in high treason with all
means available to me. Can I count you in?
Werner von Haeften: For anything, sir. Anything at all.
Col. Claus von Stauffenberg: "Anything" is a *very* dangerous word,
Col. Claus von Stauffenberg: Only God can judge us now.
Col. Claus von Stauffenberg: If I fail, they'll come for you. They'll
come for all of you.
Nina Von Stauffenberg: I know.
Henning von Tresckow: God promised Abraham that he would not destroy
Sodom if he could find ten righteous men... I have a feeling that
for Germany it may come down to one.
Col. Claus von Stauffenberg: We have to kill Hitler.
Erich Fellgiebel: What makes you think you're stronger than the very
momentum of history?
Colonel Mertz von Quirnheim: Every second we stand here is a second
Ludwig Beck: Remember, this is a military operation. Nothing ever
goes according to plan.
Col. Claus von Stauffenberg: There has to be a chance of success.
General Friedrich Olbricht: That's why you're here.
Col. Claus von Stauffenberg: I'm a soldier, but in serving my
country, I have betrayed my conscience.
Col. Claus von Stauffenberg: You can serve Germany, or the Fuhrer.
Ludwig Beck: Gentlemen, we can save Europe from total destruction.
Second Lieutenant Hagen: You think it's a coup?
Major Otto Ernst Remer: Of that I'm certain. I just don't know which
side we're on.
Werner von Haeften: You're as guilty as any of us.
General Friedrich Fromm: [scoffing] Spare me, Lieutenant.
Col. Claus von Stauffenberg: No one will be spared.
General Friedrich Olbricht: The point of replacing Hitler is to
negotiate the truce with the Allies. The Allies, I suspect would be
more amenable to a truce if we offer it to them before they get to
Col. Claus von Stauffenberg: Long live sacred Germany!
Adolf Hitler: To understand National Socialism, you must understand
Col. Claus von Stauffenberg: [after being informed Hitler is meeting
Benito Mussolini for lunch] Will Mussolini be at the briefing?
Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel: We should be so lucky. Then some
ambitious young officer might do us a favor and shoot the Dago
Col. Claus von Stauffenberg: Look them in the eye. They'll remember
Adolf Hitler: Do you recognize my voice?
Major Otto Ernst Remer: Yes, my fuhrer.
Colonel Mertz von Quirnheim: Any problem on Earth can be solved with
the careful application of high explosives. The trick is not to be
around when they go off.
Col. Claus von Stauffenberg: Hitler is dead. Operation Valkyrie is in
Adolf Hitler: The Valkyrie; handmaidens of the gods, choosing who
will live and who will die, sparing the most heroic from an
agonizing death. One cannot understand National Socialism if one
does not understand Wagner.
soldiers in unison: I swear by God this sacred oath: That I shall
render unconditional obedience to Adolf Hitler, Fuhrer of the
German Reich and people, Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, and
that I shall at all times be ready, as a brave soldier, to give my
life for this oath.
Col. Claus von Stauffenberg: [translation of letter he is writing]
The Fuhrer's promises of peace and prosperity have fallen by the
wayside leaving in their wake a path of destruction. The outrages
committed by Hitler's SS are a stain on the honor of the German
Army. There is widespread disgust in the officer corps toward the
crimes committed by the Nazis, the murder of civilians, the torture
and starvation of prisoners, the mass execution of Jews. My duty as
an officer is no longer to save my country, but to save human
lives. I cannot find one general in a position to confront Hitler
with the courage to do it.
Col. Claus von Stauffenberg: I'm a soldier, I serve my country. But
this is not my country. I was lying out there bleeding to death,
thinking, if I die now, I leave nothing to my children but shame. I
know now there is only one way to serve Germany, and doing so I'll
be a traitor - I accept that. Just tell me, can these men see it
Col. Claus von Stauffenberg: Gentlemen, in three hours I want
confirmation that the government quarter is ours and SS Command has
been cleared of every living soul. You all know what must be done.
By nightfall I want to know that Hitler's Germany has seen it's
General Friedrich Fromm: What is it you want?
General Friedrich Olbricht: I wanted to introduce our new man,
General Friedrich Fromm: Ah! From Africa. Well, I'd offer you my
hand, but I might not get it back.
Col. Claus von Stauffenberg: I'd say the General's lost more
important things this morning.
General Friedrich Fromm: [laughs] It's about time they put somebody
with balls into this office.
[to the "Volksgerichtshof" after being sentenced to death]
Erwin von Witzleben: You may hand us over to the executioner, but in
three months time, the disgusted and harried people will bring you
to book and drag you alive through the dirt in the streets.
[before commiting suicide]
Ludwig Beck: I'm thinking of earlier times.
Col. Claus von Stauffenberg: Get the car.
Werner von Haeften: [dissapointed on not accompanying him] But sir...
Col. Claus von Stauffenberg: [curtly] I have everything I need. Get
Werner von Haeften: [On the phone getting anxious and irriated] This
is Von Haeften. The Coloniel and I are at the airfield. There's no
car! There's no one here!... You mean to tell me the alert's just
gone out? [Stauffenberg rips the phone from his hands]
Werner von Haeften: We've lost contact with District 11.
Col. Claus von Stauffenberg: The switchboard is overloaded. Give it
ten minutes and try again.
Col. Claus von Stauffenberg: [when all are wondering who shall go to
get Hitler's signiture on the Valkyrie papers] Well, we can all
draw straws for that job.
[Remer has just left Goebbels' office and orders the arrested Nazi
officials to be released]
Second Lieutenant Hagen: [confused] But sir, these men are part of a
Major Otto Ernst Remer: I've just been on the phone with Hitler
himself. We *are* the coup, you idiot! We've been duped!
General Friedrich Fromm: I don't know what you're brewing up, and I
don't want to know. But when the music stops, I'd be obliged if
Keitel found himself without a chair.
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