August 1939. The whole world
is buzzing about the latest news. Germany’s Foreign Minister
von Ribbentrop came to Moscow. The two vehement adversaries,
Germany and the Soviet Union, signed the non-aggression treaty. The West is frightened with
the two giants drawing together. The USSR gets expelled
from the League of Nations. The USA applies trade
sanctions to the Soviets, and the Japanese government
accuses Hitler in betraying their common interests. Hidden tension
is building up between the allies. Hitler confides in a private conversation, “Everything I do is aimed against Russia.
If the West is too blind to see it, I’ll have to set an alliance
with Russia to beat it and then with double forces
turn against the Soviet Union.” By signing the Non-Aggression Treaty
Stalin has bought himself some time before the war starts. Nobody knows
how much time it will be, though. 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 5 I think they are following me. It’s Schlesinger. The same people. I think we should get rid of them,
starting with the German. We can’t. It’ll only make things worse. I’ll try to deal with it myself. One more thing, Comrade Stalin.
A message from Ramsay. They are ready to take on the mission
to kill Liushkov on one condition. What is it? He demands that we send
to them as courier Anna Klausen, the wife of their radio operator. Otherwise,
he refuses to carry out the mission and threatens to dismiss the group. -He demands! Of Comrade Stalin?
-It doesn’t say that. Let Beriya call me. I think we can satisfy Ramsay’s request. -Yes, sir. Permission to go.
-Granted. Yes. It’s her hand. When is she coming? Soon. What are we going to do? Carry out the mission.
For Anna, if nothing else. Moscow wants us to kill Liushkov. We need to find people who
aren’t connected with the group. No problem. Also,
Moscow wants this to be in the newspapers. We can do that. First of all,
we need to find out where he is. I’ll do it. Wait! Where are you going? That man left it here.
I want to give it back to him. Give it to me. I’ll pass it to him. -No, no. I wouldn’t get my reward then.
-I see. Come here. -How much will you earn on this?
-OK, go. Thanks. Mr. Major, your old file somehow
got to my desk. These are materials regarding the Russian radio
group and that German Sorge. We don’t even have a dossier
on that German. That’s enough. If nobody cares about it, neither do we.
I’ll leave early today. Right. You need a distraction.
You work days and nights. I know a place where you
can buy flowers cheap. -Mind your own business.
-Yes. Wait! -So… Where is that place?
-The Sugawara store. Remember I told you our claims
for Poland won’t stop at Danzig? Here, read this. A cable. “On the night of August 31,
a Polish soldier attacked…” Give it to me. “On the night of August 31, a Polish soldier attacked
a radio station in Gleiwitz, a town situated on the Polish border.
The Fuhrer couldn’t let go of such an insult. Germany
is compelled to declare war to Poland. September 1 at 4:45 AM the Reich’s
army crossed the Polish border.” -What time is it?
-It’s not funny, Eugen. It’s 11:17 PM. So, it’s noon in Germany. The big war has
been going for 7 hours and 32 minutes. Cheers. Let’s drink to Germany. I love Germany!
At last, all this opportunistic riffraff, the French, English, and their lackeys,
the Poles who have nothing but arrogance, will get their due. They’ll answer for
the Versailles humiliation of Germany. I love Germany too, Eugen,
but this war will destroy Germany. You were at war, too, and you know it. This time it will be different, During a siege at the Nashima
Island in the Shogun times, all the residents committed suicide.
All of them! The soldiers, the women. If, as you said,
a big war has started seven hours ago, the whole world will be like that island. It’s a suicide, Eugen. Let’s not give advises to Fuhrer. September 1, 1939, at 4:45 AM, the German
army invaded the Polish Republic. September 3, France and Great Britain
declared war to Germany. The world was expecting this war
and getting ready to it, but still it refused to believe
it would become a reality. Now the juggernaut of war was going
full speed. It couldn’t be stopped. He’s here again!
You can set your watch by your suitor. Every Tuesday and Friday at 8 sharp. -What is his name?
-I don’t know. What? He’s been coming here for months, and you don’t know anything about him! Yes. How would I find out?
He’s always silent. -Doesn’t he say something?
-Hello and thank you. -He’s not talkative.
-Exactly. -Hello, sir. Are you ready to order?
-Hi, Hanako. The usual. -This is for you.
-Thank you. They are beautiful. “Hello, sister. I got your letter.
It has been so many years but I still feel guilty.
I was young, and I thought Dad and I were doing the right thing.
When I realized how low it had been, I didn’t have the heart to talk to
you about it. Sorge is innocent.” -I love you, sister.
-I love you too. Don’t cry! Dad was right: they are all bastards. Go! Helma… Oh God, Eugen. Are you drunk? Not at all. Richard and I are working
on issues of national importance. Who is this from? Your brother. He sends his greetings. -Were you crying?
-No. Don’t cry. Helma. Come on, darling. You should lie down. Coffee, Mr. Sorge? No, thanks. How is he? Sleeping. -I should go.
-I’ll see you out. You didn’t give me a chance to explain.
I don’t think it’s fair. Even a man condemned to death
has a right to his last word, and I’m innocent, Helma. Richard. I know, Richard. I got a letter from my brother. I’m sorry. It has been too long, and…
we can’t take anything back. I’m married with two kids.
Please, please don’t ruin my life. -Helma…
-Go, Richard, go. Goodbye. Sir, do you have a light? Go to hell. Nice flowers. Take them. What? They are yours.
It’s bad karma, taking someone’s flowers. Here. Tell me the truth.
Did he come again? -He did. I didn’t let him in.
-Why? I can’t forgive him. Are you out of your mind? How many times
did he come here and to your house? What do you want him to do? Grovel? Why grovel? I didn’t say that. How can he explain himself
if you won’t let him in? Forget about your pride. Don’t be a fool.
Guys like him don’t grow on trees. -Enough.
-Whatever. Come in. We can’t talk here. You mean it was a man you didn’t know? And he just went and beat you up?
Three beers. Maybe something got him mad. -Like what?
-I don’t know. I doubt it was a stranger.
What’s with Arnav? The police has investigated it.
No car, no Arnav. I don’t like it. This Sorge is having an affair
with the German ambassador’s wife. They love each other. -What did you say? Who?
-The German ambassador’s wife. Do you have pictures? He kissed her. I saw it with my own eyes. Who are you, Dr. Sorge? -What can I do for you?
-We made a reservation for Nishimura. Just a minute. That’s right.
You reserved a suite. Fifth floor. -Thank you.
-Come in, Mr. Nishimura. What do you need the gun for? I don’t think I do. It’s just in case. You need to go downstairs and make
sure the receptionist sees you leaving. And you? Me? Nobody notices servants and bellboys.
I’ll just go my own way. And you’ll have an alibi. -Hello. I’m listening.
-How can I get to a drugstore? It’s round the corner.
You don’t need to go yourself. Tell me what you need there,
and I’ll send a bellboy. No, thanks. We’d like to walk. Have a nice walk. Hello. Savoy Hotel reception desk.
What can I do for you? All right. Just a minute. Go upstairs and tell the guard he’s got
a call. Hey! Get this luggage to Room 106. -Sir, there’s a call for you.
-A call? What are you talking about? The receptionist sent me.
He says it’s urgent. Excuse me, who are you?
What are you doing here? What do you want? They say Liushkov committed suicide,
jumping out the hotel window. A dog’s death for a dog! Koba, Ramsay’s group acknowledges
its loyalty once again, but they are still marked as unreliable
source. Why don’t we change it? You can go, Comrade Voroshilov. Stop. You think if Comrade Stalin forgave you,
you’re safe? Tell your husband we can get you there,
too, if we need to. Here. This is your money and papers. -You’ll get paid when you deliver her.
-OK. I know. Let’s go. Anna! Anna! My friend,
we have lots of things to do today. Helma told me you were having a reception.
Supposedly, I’m invited. That’s one of these things. Hoefler
has arrived. He’s eager to meet you. Even this old sea-dog can’t
do without your experience. I can’t hold a handle to him. Don’t be so modest. Herfer
knows nothing about Japan. However, he knows very well
what Wilhelmstrasse wants and, more importantly, where we should
stand while talking to the Japanese. Interesting. Where should we stand? The Fuhrer believes we should throw out
the window all the old diplomatic tricks. The great Germany has to talk
to the world in a new way. So what is this new way? Have by the throat everyone you want
to have friendly relationship with. That’s what Herfer is going to do,
and we are to help him do it. To hell with pulling punches! The Fuhrer’s
diplomat has to be intimidating. You’re a frightening man, Mr. Ambassador. How’s the weather in Moscow? I wasn’t in Moscow. They were holding me in a camp
and then sent me straight to Khabarovsk. Some wine? Semi-sweet, the way you like it. -How did you kill him?
-Whom? Richard. I didn’t. He’s alive. I told him everything.
He was the one who got you out of there. I haven’t had any good wine for so long. Excuse me. Richard!
I’d like you to meet someone. The minister’s special envoy Herr Herfer.
Dr. Sorge. I heard a lot about you.
The Reich’s golden feather. Thank you. I’m flattered. You’re quite cozy here, Mr. Sorge.
Europe is at war, and here the sun is shining,
the beaches are teeming with people, Volksdeutsche are running businesses. Even the hostilities in China are over. The Japanese are quite
philosophical toward life. Never mind. We’ll soon destroy their
paradise. We’ll go far and wide! Unfortunately,
I can’t say more before the meeting with the Japanese foreign ministry.
Later, later! I’d love to introduce you to the
military minister’s assistant. Please wait. Your guy isn’t here today.
It’s the first time in months. So? -So nothing. It’s just boring and sad.
-I don’t care. Isn’t your boyfriend here today? He’s not my boyfriend.
And why do you all care? That’s the rules of the game.
We have to do it. Talking about national secrets? Not at all, Richard. It’s just that…
not everything is clear yet. Everybody in our small team talks
about your visit. Since you’re here, it’s safe to assume the negotiations
on the military treaty between Germany and Japan will continue.
In honest, Japan wants to be Germany’s ally,
since the future expansion to the South will imminently lead to a conflict
between Japan’s military interests and those of Great Britain
and the United States. It’s hard to hide anything from you. This makes my task easier. You can give me a tip on the best way
to persuade Konoe. I’ll do everything in my power. The Fuhrer doesn’t abandon hope to turn
Japan around from the south to the north, against the Soviet Russia. But what about the non-aggression treaty? It’s a sham. Hitler is using Europe
to hone his methods. His major goal is to destroy the Soviets.
We need an alliance with Japan to keep a check on it. Hanako. See you tomorrow. -Have a good day.
-You too. You scared me. I couldn’t make it to dinner,
but I bought the flowers in advance. It wouldn’t be fair if they died. You’re a freak! How dare you?
Do you realize how stupid it looks? Don’t come again
and don’t bring me flowers. We know for sure that Konoe
ordered Matsuoka to find out through the Soviet embassy
how Moscow would take it if Japan wanted to sign a
treaty with the Soviet Union. They got a positive answer. Moscow knows about Germany’s
desire to sign a treaty with Japan, as well as the differences
between the two. However, a treaty between Japan
and the Soviet Union would be a slap in Hitler’s face. Right. You wanted to read Tanaka’s book.
Here it is. -It’s inside the cover.
-Thank you. Good timing. Your prince is stubborn like hell. He is obstinate about these paragraphs.
Our treaty with the Soviets is a pain in the ass for them. They won’t forgive the Russians
for Khasan and Khalkhyn Gol. Richard, read this.
We need to formulate it somehow. Yes, this sounds too vague.
Sounds like Japan has to recognize Germany’s and Italy’s supremacy.
Simultaneously, the relations with the Soviets
cannot be touched upon in the treaty. Interesting. Mr. Ambassador, everything is ready. Ladies and gentlemen, dinner is ready. You go. I’ll stay for a while.
I need to think. Whatever you say. In the fall of 1940, the Hitler
coalition project finally took shape in the text of the Berlin Treaty. Germany
and Italy become leaders in Europe, Japan – in Asia. However, the Japanese
aren’t going to bind themselves with any strict liabilities to Hitler.
They have their own game to play. No matter if and when Germany
goes to war with the Soviets, Tokyo reserves the complete
freedom of actions. Hitler is offended, but doesn’t show it. How is your German guy? Ramsay says a military treaty between
Japan and Germany will be signed soon. Our Berlin agent confirms it,
saying that they are expecting a visit from Japan’s foreign minister Matsuoka. Klim, what if this Matsuoka makes
a stop in Moscow on his way back? We need to assign this task to Molotov.
Imagine Hitler’s face when he finds out! Koba…
Do you think Hitler will attack us? I think this is nonsense.
Hitler is bluffing. He won’t go fight a two-front war. With this treaty,
we made them all sit up and take notice. What do you think, Klim: shall we deceive Hitler or vice versa? Right! We’ll deceive him. The Japanese want to expedite
the signing of a new Axis treaty, but the Fuhrer is playing for time. Why? We have a non-aggression
treaty with Stalin, and Prime Minister Yonai is in a rush. I’ll probably have to go to Germany
on a short trip. Richard, please make sure the text of the treaty has no line
in it aimed against the Soviet Union and is acceptable for Japan and Italy. -You can count on me.
-Patricia will give you the papers. Yes, General. -I missed you so much.
-Wait. -It has just been one week.
-For me, it was an eternity.