Star Media presents Aleksandr Domogarov, Shion Nakamaru Osamy Yamamoto, Andrey Rudensky Viktoriya Isakova, Andrey Leonov Yuliya Aug, Sergey Ginzburg Ivan Shibanov, Tatyana Kosmacheva Junsuke Kinoshita in Sergey Ginzburg’s RICHARD SORGE. MASTER SPY EPISODE 12 Maybe we should use tortures. We can’t torture foreigners,
especially citizens of an ally state. Sooner or later we’ll have to
let their consul meet with them. If there will be traces of torture
on them, there will be a scandal. Ozaki, then. He’s Japanese. Ozaki occupies a high position.
Deputy prime minister! They might accuse us of state treason.
Still, let’s try it. This is our seventh meeting. I remind you: our patients has its limits. I demand to see the prime minister
or the chief of protocol. Ramsay is already testifying.
It’s easy to push a drinker. Your actions were directed
against the prime minister, though I don’t know
who you’re working for. You chose the most convoluted
way to discredit the government. I promise you, you won’t get away with it. You scum! I forbid you to pronounce the
name of my country’s prime minister. -Traitor!
-I’ll talk only to them. You will talk to me. I won’t be
pussyfooting around like Mr. Major. You’ll tell me everything here and now. Needles under fingernails and bamboo
screws will feel like a geisha’s kiss when I’m finished with you.
Nobody ever stayed silent after the sakui! Enough! You can’t be a sissy
dealing with the communists. Don’t push your luck. Not many people survive the sakui. Well, whatever you want. You’ll tell us everything!
You’ll regret becoming a traitor! I’m a Japanese patriot.
I just didn’t want a war between Japan and the Soviet Union. Stop. What were you doing to stop the war?
Will you talk? Will you? I will! I’ll tell you everything. Yes! This gang had been screwing
around with us for years! I’m afraid they can turn
this case against you, so that all your papers
won’t be worth a dime. Excuse me, Mr. Schlesinger. You think too
little of the pros at the Sugamo jail. I promise you the suspects
are already confessing. Everything speaks for the fact
that Sorge was working for the Russians, has been for quite a while. Mr. Kawai! Give Sorge to us.
After all, he was working against Germany. Sorge is an enemy of the Reich. But he is your friend. I have no friends.
Sorge was the ambassador’s friend. I’m glad that we understand each other,
Mr. Kawai. Dr. Sorge, please understand. This is an interrogation,
not a questioning. I’m asking again:
has the lawyer arrived from my embassy? I’m not answering questions without him. Come on. No lawyer can help you now. Dr. Sorge, you keep denying the obvious, but by now it has become absurd. Now, when Ozaki Hotsumi has confessed.
This is his signature. You were torturing him, right? Come on! Torture me, too.
What are you waiting for? I think you know the answer. You are an
official representative of an ally state. These are the codes to the messages
sent by you to Moscow. I’ve never seen these papers before,
and I don’t know what they are. Do you hope the German
ambassador will protect you? This is yours. It was in your desk. What would a reporter need it for? Answer one question. How can you be
a Nazi and a communist at the same time? You don’t need to answer. Are you sick? Yes, I’m sick. I’m sick of the thought that Ozaki will lose
his life because of me. That Branko’s child
will grow up fatherless. That Max’s heart might not
let him survive this jail. The whole world is at war.
I have lost. I’m exhausted. I wish for all this to end. I don’t like the wallpaper color.
I’ll replace it. The desk, too. -The rest I can live with.
-Are you drunk? A little. Isn’t it a bit hasty for you
to try this position for size? I don’t think so. Your friend Sorge is a communist,
it appears. The Japanese speculations
don’t mean anything. I wouldn’t call it speculations.
This is the communist Sorge’s file. His complete biography,
starting from the ‘20s. I put it together myself.
Too bad the Japanese got ahead of me. Here. Look through it at your spare time. You were giving him secret information.
Your wife, too. What does my wife have to do with it? Eugen! You must be the only man in Tokyo who didn’t know your wife
was sleeping with Sorge. -How dare you?
-Look! Get out! I’ll replace the drapes, too.
They look vulgar. Eugen? Eugen? Are you home? Now I see why you weren’t at the station. What are you celebrating? What happened? Nothing. Then don’t smoke in here. You slept with Sorge. Why? You are everything to me.
You and the kids. Why? Just tell me why! What did I do wrong? Tell me. Am I a bad husband? -A bad father?
-No, no. Are you a whore, then? How did it happen? How did he seduce you? Was I away? I was! I was! I wasn’t here!
It wouldn’t happen if I were. Did he get you drunk? Did he? Tell me! Tell me! Did he force you? No. I wanted it. Whore! I hate you. You broke my heart! Doesn’t matter. They’ll shoot him anyway. What? The Japanese have arrested Sorge. It’s not true! It is. Read this. Saori! Bring me some vodka. Saori! Vodka! Eugen. Eugen! You must save him. Let him die. Eugen! Eugen, you can’t leave him there. -Why?
-Please! Eugen, don’t let him die. I’ll forget all about him. I’ll always
be with you. Just save him, please! Why do you love him so much? This is a violation
of all international law principles and an insult to our Reichschancellor.
We demand that our press attache was released with an apology.
Otherwise, we’ll be compelled to send an official protest note
that has already been approved by Reichsminister Ribbentrop. We have grounds for this arrest. As far as I know, you have neither
direct nor circumstantial evidence of Zorge’s espionage. But we have his confession. Here it is. Having obtained it, we decided to grant his request
of a meeting with your representatives. As an ambassador, you can visit
him at Sugamo at your convenience. Of course. Later. Now I need to leave
on an urgent and important business. Thank you, Prime Minister. Hanako! Please… If you have any news regarding
Richard, no matter good or bad, write a letter to this address
to be called for. I’m leaving. I probably won’t come back.
But I just want to know. It was me who betrayed him. I’m sorry. I betrayed him, but I didn’t mean to. We all betrayed him. Me, too. I’m an ordinary German from a generation
that had matured between the wars. I wonder about your wound. Mr. Major, in 1914 the whole Germany lost
its mind. Everybody became patriotic. The newspapers brainwashed us about
Germany rising from its knees. I was just a boy who volunteered,
having gotten an earful of this nonsense. Six months of filth, six months of blood.
I got a shrapnel wound to my leg. I would have died if they didn’t make
a truce to get out the wounded and dead. Then there was the hospital.
My leg became three centimeters shorter, and I was exempt from military service. What about your wound? How did you get it? Pretty much the same way. The wars are led by money, Mr. Major.
Big money. When I realized it,
I became a socialist and then a communist. Now, I’ve told you everything, Mr. Major.
I’m not going to take it back. But I think you should let the others go.
Most of them are innocent. And those who did give me information
I used without their knowledge. Aren’t you scared? I don’t know. And I don’t know what makes
this woman love you so much. Why do people follow you? -I was going to talk to you.
-I’m listening. Please forgive me. I was wrong. My behavior was unseemly. Now when I know who this Sorge
is I understand you. I knew you would. I was sure. It’s always hard at first
to recognize your mistake. That’s right. I’m always mistaken about people. It’s my biggest problem. I made a mistake thinking
that you were human. But I’ve corrected it. Mr. Ambassador! Mr. Ambassador! What happened? Mr. Ott, you were always so kind to me. An order has come from
Berlin regarding your arrest. Mr. Schlesinger isn’t here yet,
but I left the radiogram on his table. Thank you, Patricia. Life is weird, Gunter.
It doesn’t let you relax. When you are on the top, suddenly
the earth crumbles under your feet, and you find yourself in hell. A second
ago you thought you were all right, and suddenly two people most close to you, your wife and your friend, betray you. You have me. I almost forgot how you sound. You’re right. I have you. You know what to do. Schellenberg is a green boy!
He’s my junior both in years and rank. I was an Obersturmbannfuhrer
back in the last war! Never mind. We’ll get what is ours. You’ll work for me. I won’t let you down. Come on. To Germany! I want to toast our leader. Salute! Good boys. Boss! I’m fine. Don’t follow me. I’ll go to the bathroom. Major! You should knock before entering. What happened? Are you wounded?
Were you attacked? -It’s just a scratch.
-Who was it? A yakuza? -None of your business.
-Yes, sir. -Did they bring the suspect?
-Yes. He’s waiting. -All right. I’ll be right there.
-Yes, sir. Do you really think he’ll give us job? No. It’s just drunken blabber.
I hope he’ll at least pay us. I always need money. Wait. Where is the boss?
He has been in the bathroom too long. OK. Go check on him. What do you think will happen next?
An arrest, a trial, the shame. Here is the key.
Destroy all the personal documents. Yes… Mr. Ambassador. -Hello, Gunter.
-Hello, Frau Ott. Eugen? What was he doing here? There is a farewell dinner at the embassy.
You and need to be there. To thank everybody, to say goodbyes.
I’ll go change. You’re the love of my life.
Put on your best dress. -Is something wrong?
-Nothing. Go. I have to tell you, the Red Army
went into the offensive near Moscow. Hitler’s troops are retreating.
Moscow is safe. Maybe you made the right choice after all. I know what the Eastern Front is about.
If they haven’t completed their mission before winter,
they need to go into deep defense. That would mean the end
of the Nazi movement. You attacked him with a knife? -And they didn’t arrest you?
-As you can see. He really loves you. Listen, the police came to me. They asked about your
relationship with that German. I didn’t tell them anything,
but dropped a hint that you have a relationship with Osaki. What for? Let them know it.
Anyway, you need to act now. Forget this Sorge and
move in with the major. Goodbye, Toshi. Don’t you understand? It’s not about
whether you love him or not. There are spies everywhere.
We’re at war. It’s about survival. Anyway, think about it. A policeman
is even better than a military man. A military can get killed,
and a policeman doesn’t risk his life. Go. Go before you got in trouble. I just want to pass a
package for convict Sorge. And you are? His wife? In fact, I… we…
We aren’t married officially. I wouldn’t take your package
even if you were married thrice. Do you have a convict named Sorge? It’s none of your business. Let her pass. Why didn’t you shoot at me?
I wouldn’t resist the arrest. Because I love you. I’ll pass it to him. Here. This is for you. Bavarian sausage. She knows what I need.
Am I allowed to write? Yes. Did he say something? Three years passed. The sanguine
battles at Rzhev were finished. Stalingrad, the Kursk Bulge,
the heroic assault across the Dnipro became a part of history.
In the fight against Nazism the Soviet Union had
to take on the hardest part. Only in June 1944,
when the Red Army almost won back Belarus, Ukraine, and the Baltic states,
the allies opened the second front. All these years Richard Sorge
had spent at the Sugamo prison. He talked at the interrogations only
about things he elected to reveal. Much had remained secret. Now he was
waiting for the execution of his sentence. Colonel,
the Sorge group has been taken down. It doesn’t pose a threat to Japan anymore. Who says that? The decoded radiograms prove
that Ramsay was working only against Germany. Germany is our ally. Yes, but they haven’t committed
any crimes against our country or brought any damage to it.
Moreover, no data on our army’s strikes against the American army, collected by
Sorge, were shared with Moscow’s allies. Otherwise, the outcome of the Pearl Harbor
operation would be different. I don’t understand what
you’re talking about. We don’t need to put Sorge on trial,
not to mention extraditing him to Berlin. We could exchange him for our
prisoners in China or the USSR. We have already offered this through
our channels. Moscow said no. What if the Japanese government
addresses Stalin personally? I’ll suggest this. Here. Your order. Adi! What did you… What did you
bring for him? It’s fried pork. That’s not what we ordered.
Bring our beef sausage. I’m sorry. I must have misunderstood. What did you order again? Hanako? Can I talk to you? Take this away. I’m not finished, Miss. Nagito. Any news? The minister agreed to exchange Sorge.
We’ll try to contact Stalin on the official level,
on behalf of the Japanese government. Thank you. Don’t look at me like this. When I realized you loved him, it hurt.
But when I got to know Sorge, I realized only a man like him deserved
to be loved by a woman like you. I’m a very ordinary woman. It’s just… Ordinary women can’t be that loyal.
I bought this book for you. I should have given it to you long ago. Nagito. I wanted to tell you… A real man
is not someone who has blind faith but someone who can tell good from evil, justice from injustice. The way you can. You don’t look well, Klim.
You need some sleep. We’ll catch on our sleep
when the war is over. We are getting information
through various channels that the Japanese are prepared
to exchange our Soviet agent Sorge to their citizens arrested by us. I know. The new prime minister contacted
me about this. What’s his name? Hideki. Right. He contacted me about Sorge. Koba, it was owing to Sorge’s information
that we redeployed the Siberian troops and stopped the Germans near Moscow.
He’s one of our best agents. I know what kind of agent he is, Klim.
But are you sure he’s our agent? We have information that he
was working on the German and even British intelligence.
Communists don’t betray their comrades even under torture,
and he did give his statement. Listen. He’s trying to take the blame
and save the members of his group. We can’t leave him in dire straits.
What will the communists think? What will the allies think?
Have you considered it? You know any negotiations with
Japan will be seen as separate. Do you understand what it means, Klim? What do I tell the Japanese? I don’t know anyone named Sorge. Stalin has redeployed fresh forces from
the East. He used your information. You did him a favor, and he betrayed you.
He refused to exchange you. I didn’t serve to Stalin. I served to the things
I believed in and lived for. They’ll hang you. I’ve died a couple of times before, Major. It’s not so scary if you
haven’t wasted your life. According to the Justice Ministry ruling, the sentence will be executed immediately. I hope you will die in peace. Are you going to write a report about the execution? Say that Sorge died with the words, “The Red Army, Comintern, the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.” I’m ready. Richard Sorge was executed at Tokyo’s
Sugamo Prison November 7, 1944, at 10:20 AM. An hour earlier, his friend
and colleague Hotsumi Ozaki was hanged. Later, Branko Vukelic, sentenced
to life in prison, died at a camp. The Clausens were lucky. They were sentenced
to shorter prison terms and released after the Allies’ victory
over Japan. On the day of Sorge execution,
November 7, 1944, a 24-gun salutes were fired in Moscow,
Leningrad, Kyiv, and other Soviet cities. The country was celebrating
the anniversary of the October Revolution. By then, the Red Army had cleared
the USSR territory of the intruders and was conducting a battle
in Poland and Hungary. After the execution, Richard Sorge was
buried in a common grave at the prison. The Soviet agent was left without
a family or a home country. Just Hanako. Five years later,
she found the body of the man he loved, bought a lot at a cemetery near Tokyo,
and put up a tombstone. Only fifteen years later
Sorge would be remembered, called the greatest spy of the century,
and given his due. RICHARD SORGE’S BELONGINGS Hanako Ishido would live 89 years
and write three books about Sorge. The last one would be published in 2000,
shortly before her death. Hanako would be buried next to the man
she had been loyal to all her life.