“Man From A Restaurant” drama in 6 parts
based on story by I.S. Schmeliov Director Yakov Protazanov Screenplay Yakov Protazanov, Oleg Leonidov
Photograpy Anatoliy Golovnia Battle of our troops with Germans
near Ilov and Lovitsch, Poland. European war To the restaurant!… Man from the restaurant Terror of the “people” Everybody is to glue rubber to soles
of his shoes in order to silence them. I order all to hobnail your boots.
Understood?! Tobacco for heroes Factory owner General Deliverer who delivers
felt boots for the Army I have ordered a dish “A la Richelieu”
and how did your serve it? There were separate cabinets in the
restaurant, with separate entrances. This is not fair… We do not
have to pay for guests disorder! Secretary of State He just has arrived! He is the most energetic member
of War Production Committee, Your Honour. He looks like former manager
of the office, Your Honour. To our adored monarch, to our
grey heroes, to war until victorious end! The general did it
cleaner than the butler… War Production Committee
this time well… deserved approval of
the Secretary of State The life of the restaurant
came to standstill only in the morning.. Home for the rest. Is there among you, brothers anybody
from 171 regiment? I have a son there… Home for the rest. Wife Daughter Parent-teacher correspondence and
grades notebook. Nataliya Skorokhodova Once a week, on Sunday, there was possibility
to spend half a day with wife and daughter. …from 171 infantry regiment,
Nikolay Skorokhodov died from gas poisoning… Killed?! And “the man” was confused that day on duty… Drunk, or what? Please sit by her half an hour,
I will run for the doctor. Broken plates? You will pay.
For a whole dozen. This is for luck!… For luck!. For someone for luck, someone
must pay for the damage… For more than a month sick
woman did not raise from bedding… How may days our daughter did miss at school…
There can be trouble… This is outrage, not to pay
for lodging for a second month! This evening at the restaurant visiting
merchands had a good time. It is not possible even here,
to take a rest from all these wounded? Have you ever seen
how ruffes are fished? Here sir, I found it left by you. You are wanted in the kitchen.
A message from home. In empty apartment Please darling, pass over
this letter to your father. A room to let, for nice lodger, with furniture
and samovar, ask apartment no. 9. .. for missing classes and for missing payments
from list of pupils is excluded… I will seek the truth. I will go,
I will make them… I will beg the manager
of the school, I will beg… We should not beg the restaurant
manager but summon up the strength. We should organize
a trade union!.. Nonsense. Set up a gentlemen’s club?! A lodger Anybody home? Come in. So in an hour I will come with things Until the evening new lodger
already moved into his room On the second day Don’t worry, I will beg him, will beg… Cabinet of director
of the grammar school How can I help? We have a family misfortune… Very sorry but we are not
a charitable institution. If you have no means for tuition,
there is no real need for learning! We are overcrowded
with cook’s children. War Poduction Committee.
Top secret. To Moscow War Region Germans would gladly pay
a million for this document. Into Top Secret folder War Poduction Committee. Top secret.
To Moscov War Region. On Mobilisation Agreement High denomination banknotes.
500 rubles New lodger quickly
has joined family life Pick up your violin,
I have found a job for you. At maestro’s Capuladi She is not a virtuoso of course… But… As a memeber
of the orchestra will do. Only they should not know
that she is my daughter… In the first week, all frequent
visitors of the restaurant… took special attention
to the new violinist. Excuse me but it is not allowed
to move tables into passage. Go away, you moron! After the programme a
supper for whole orchestra. You understand?
All are invited. Pass it to the orchestra,
for this blonde. Does she belong to Karasiev, or what?
A fine “consummer goods”! You should not assume that…
She is a decent girl. Firs attack at the fortress
warded off with dishonour! We will wait… Even more resistant
fortresses were defeated by Karasiev A supper for “all”
of the orchestra Run downstairs and find out
where is mademoiselle Natalie This supper,
it is but for you She is gone. At our place
they are not that kind… Let them gobble. You will
send me an account tomorrow. What happened to you, what? They mo-mo-molest me! Please let me assist you on your way home.
I will not let them offend you. Good. Thank you. Something new and cheerful entered
into life of a waiter. Auction for the benefit
of the wounded Kiss of hand – 10 roubels,
over an elbow – 20 roubles! Kiss on neck – 50 roubels! Write it down, I will
send money tomorrow… Every night,
at the same hour… My good man, what are they
talking about over there? It is none of my business… Go to the account office.
You will get settled and you are fired! Every morning, not less than
an hour was spend for dressing. A messenger from
Nataliya Mikhailovna I was ordered to return this
and ask you not to repeat such misdeeds. On nearest holiday On this day reception
at General’s was cancelled War Poduction Committee. Top secret.
To Moscov War Region. On Mobilisation The General invites you
to the dining room What’s with you? In a
week there is our wedding. Or.. a prison! “If you want to save beloved man,
turn to the one with an orchid in buttonhole” 26 February 1917 On that evening the restaurant
was unusually unattended “If you want to save beloved man,
turn to the one with an orchid in buttonhole” Please sell me this orchid According to yesterday’s account…
Keep the rest. Quit the work comrades!
Let’s step out on the streets! Please tell me
what do you know? It is not convenient here.
Let’s go, I will tell everything in the cabinet. So what? Are we going to
my place for an envelope, agreed? So what, agreed?
Are we going? Because it is a deal, you should
give me something in advance… You will bring to Mr Karasev’s
place a cold supper for two… It is fine to drive knowing
who do you drive WHERE IS THE ENVELOPE?! War Poduction Committee. Top secret.
To Moscov War Region. On Mobilisation The payment… after. Give me…
some wine. You scoundrel, for how many roubels
did you sell your daughter?! You bastard, it is
my daughter, daughter! Blackmailers…,
wanted to rip more money… End of the movie