1864 (2014) Episode Scripts

N/A - Episode 7

- I'll die soon.
- You'll never die.
Everything dies.
When did your wife die? Rigmor died October 30, 1986 at 02:15.
That is the same day I stopped breathing.
It is a miracle, that I have kept going for so long.
Should we read a little? Yes, I think so.
Thank you.
Could I have this on? As I wrote before, Peter never spoke about the war - - until many years later.
Sofia wrote his stories down - - and I first heard of them several years later.
For Didrich never spoke well of his experiences.
Didrich? Why Didrich? Read.
Sønderborg burned, and Peter and Dinesen were caught in the middle.
And myself Sofia and I practically lived at the camp hospital.
We worked around the clock, partly to help the soldiers - - but also to drown the sorrow of Peter and Laust's death.
The terrible lie, that Didrich had planted in me.
Meanwhile the child grew inside me.
When life is tough, you think, it can't possibly get worse.
Dybboel and Als showed us all, pain that was white hot - - as the purest flame, that it can be intensified - - with no limit.
I hear you've been to a brothel.
How was it then, you little virgin? Did you come prematurely? Or were you late? Or you maybe you didn't come at all? Try this next time, Peter.
If she is very ugly It's a trick I use myself.
You stick your cock into the girl and then you close your eyes - - and imagine - - it's Inge.
You can ask your brother what it's like.
He knows.
He has been there.
"How do you know?" Well I know, because Inge told me.
"But why don't I know?" You must be the last in the world who doesn't know.
Maybe it's because she's embarrassed to carry his child.
She bears his child.
Your brother, Laust - - has fucked Inge pregnant.
So while you sprayed your sonnets around her - - Laust sprayed his semen inside her.
Cheers to another child of a whore! Let it go.
Release your anger.
I have to find Laust.
He can't be here.
Gentlemen.
We are ready.
Never before has the Prussian frontline had so many guns.
At 4 am, shells will rain down over the Danes - - and will continue till 10 o'clock tomorrow morning.
Then the first 12,000 soldiers will storm the Danish position - - or what remains of them.
Questions? Objections? Is this a war or a massacre? That's not a question, but a statement.
What do you think, Colonel Moller? They will attack in on the hour.
In half an hour or at three or four o'clock.
And then they will storm the redoubts, when it is light.
We will gather the 8th Brigade and all the reserves down in Sønderborg.
Do you think I'll get home? - Why wouldn't you get home? - I am so big.
Easy to hit.
Just keep your head down.
And you have to get home to Inge.
Yes.
Tell me about you two.
We are in the hay.
It smells damp.
Mist lies over the fields.
Inge is laughing, so her cheeks glow.
They glow whenever she laughs.
She looks like all the things you dream about - - collected in a single living being.
It's unbelievable that all these things belong in the same world.
Her there - - and us here in the middle of hell.
That's what I always say.
It's all about the woman.
Come, ye girls small string will I touch.
Tears must be in the eye stand when my song I hear.
About screwing one young lad all brave girls' friend sadly I sing.
Hear it, you girls small.
I do not cry but when to the meadow you go between the spring's fledgling birds bind them a wreath put flowers on it with care to honour the fallen.
If it touched the song of the heart touching the heart could make you sing it many times in the quiet woods sing it on the beach when over the white sand the spring softly sings.
When the man came into the yard oh look, oh look, oh look three Guards' horses stood in a row and one and two and three.
When the man asked the wife what the Guards horses were.
The three Greek cows that my mother, she sent me.
Oh, oh, oh, oh, let go, Greek cows with saddles on? I am a man, who understands everything.
When the man came into the hallway, oh look, oh look, oh look three Guards' boots stood in a row and one and two and three.
When the man asked the woman what the Guards boots were.
These are three dice cups, that my mother, she sent me.
Oh, oh, oh, oh, let go, dice cups with boots on? I am a man, who understands everything.
When the man into the hallway so, oh look, oh look, oh look three Guards hats stood in a row and one and two and three.
When the man asked the woman what the Guards hats were.
This is three milking forehead, as my mother, she sent me.
Oh, oh, oh, oh, let go, milk buckets with shadows on.
I am a man, who understands everything.
As the man in the bed then, oh look, oh look, oh look three guardsman heads were lined and one and two and three.
When the man asked the woman what the guardsman heads were.
This is three cabbage heads, as my mother, she sent me.
Oh, oh, oh, oh, let go, cabbage heads with noses on.
I am a man, who understands everything.
As the man in the bed then, oh look, oh look, oh look three Guards dicks stood in a row and one and two and three.
When the man asked the woman what the guards dicks were.
These are three carrots, as my mother, she sent me.
Oh, oh, oh, oh, let go, carrots with eyes on.
What will happen to you, Danish man? Listen! Listen to me! You should not be here.
You must get away from here.
But I can't.
You should not be here.
You must be with Inge.
- Do you understand? - Desert? - Get out! - I can't, Johan.
- Get out of here! - I can't.
What's happened to you? Stop! - I'll stay here.
- Get out.
Johan, I'm staying.
Stop.
Stop.
Listen.
Listen.
Dig holes.
Dig deep holes.
Dig holes like rats.
- Whatever get down there.
- What is happening here? We have to dig holes, Captain.
When the bombing starts, it is the only thing we can do.
Well, then you are losing courage, sergeant? I ask you.
Be a leader for your men.
If we do not dig holes, then we'll die.
We'll die! Dig.
- So dig! - Get started.
Come on.
Come on, dammit! Dig! Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy Kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, For ever and ever.
Amen.
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy Kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, For ever and ever.
Amen.
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy Kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, For ever and ever.
Amen.
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy Kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, For ever and ever.
Amen.
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy Kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven… Excuse me, ma'am, isn't God happy to hear only one Lord's Prayer? My husband died in the first war and left me alone with three sons.
Now all three are in the war.
The first died at Sankelmark - - the second on Dybboel.
What else can I do but sweep and ask - - this crazy war not to kill my last boy? What else do I need? I think you should be ashamed.
They will attack when it's over.
We have to get up and prepare for the storm.
- Colonel Moller, are you ready? - Am we ready? 8th brigade.
We will march now to the front and wait - - till it's our turn to beat the damned Prussians back.
Officers, gather your men.
Officers, get in formation! Left turn.
I can't go there.
I can't.
It's suicide.
We will die.
I won't go there.
I don't want to die.
Oh, God, I'm not going up there.
Keep your mouth shut, prick! I won't go there.
Let's turn back, comrades.
Do not go up there.
Don't go up there to get slaughtered.
It will be our death.
- We will not.
It is suicide.
- Into the ranks! I will not die.
We will not! Pull yourself together, man.
Then I'll take you.
Are you coming? - I won't go there.
- Forward march! 8th brigade.
Hold.
Gather here 8th Brigade, and we wait.
When the bombing stops, the redoubts will be attacked.
We wait, and then we turn the damned Prussians back.
This is it.
Shoot! Shoot, dammit! Pull yourself together, man! Get your men together.
Get the men together! We must get away from here.
Dammit, get the men together! Company formation.
Erasmus? Hold the line! Why the hell aren't we going forward? - Where is Colonel Moller? - With du Plat, I believe.
I can'y order the brigade forward.
I'm waiting for orders from higher ranks.
There is no higher rank.
Erasmus? Erasmus! Erasmus! No! We draw back.
We draw back.
Cover me! No, no, no, no, no! Dinesen, dammit! - Damn.
- They're getting slaughtered there.
Hold the line! - Forward! Forward! - Lieutenant Dinesen! Forward for Denmark! Ready and shoot! Back! Laust.
I have to find Laust.
Here.
No, dammit! Come away, Moller.
Get the men to safety.
Come away, dammit, man! Didrich, dammit! You can't sit here.
Come on.
Laust.
Laust.
Laust.
Peter? Laust.
Shoot! Shoot the pig! - Laust.
- Peter? It wasn't supposed to be like this.
Endings are all too often wrong.
And they do not sound, as you want them.
After that, it was like a fog.
I remember Ignazio picked us up - - and we headed north.
Me with a child in my arms and horror in my body.
In London, the Prussians tried to offer compromise and peace.
But the Danish politicians refused again - - as if they were impenetrable to reality.
They ordered the army to continue the fight in Als - - where Danish soldiers marched into in the Prussian bullets - - and fell like pearls on a string.
All soldiers in a war die or get hurt - - If not their body, then their soul.
And Peter, who now sat in a military hospital in Austria - - where he slowly tried to become human again - - along with hundreds of soldiers with shell shock.
Men who had experienced the worst.
Men who had experienced their own death - - but nevertheless, miraculously had lived.
The soul was dying, while the body insisted on being alive.
And the two conditions could not be reconciled.