[Lullaby playing] Is she a patient?
She's a potential witness in a murder case.
I just received a message concerning the dead man.
Corvus corone-- carrion crow.
His real name is Lazar Kiss.
And you think this man is in Vienna?
Apparently he got too close.
I wanted to invite you out for the evening.
Max, we've been through this before.
Clara's engaged again.
She's going to be married.
Oskar: Dear Christ.
It's addressed to you, Inspector.
Lindner: The Black Hand.
Their aim is to unite all the Balkan nations under the Serbian flag.
Have you got an address for this student fellow?
Oskar: This messenger of death, who has he come here to kill?
♪ [Watch ticking] ♪ [Camera shutter clicks] ♪ [Bell tolling, wings flutter] ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ Oskar: We found guns and ammunition, hidden.
Strasser: What took you to the apartment?
A witness at the Serbian theater.
An informant told me to meet him there.
Here is his note.
Who is this informant?
Never showed, but another witness came forward.
He heard a young man, a student, singing the praises of The Black Hand.
What were you doing following leads, questioning witnesses?
I made it clear, this is not your case anymore.
You asked me to bring any available evidence.
That's all I was doing, sir.
We don't need the Leopoldstadt police wading into this investigation.
The situation is delicate, Rheinhardt!
Man: I'd say...
Inspector Rheinhardt has done us all a service.
Aehrenthal, Ministry of the Interior.
I'm in charge here.
Sir... this informant, whoever he is, keeps trying to make contact with me.
Maybe I can help... but right now, I'm just walking around blind.
This government...plans to make a statement of her dominance in the Balkans.
That's all you need to know, Rheinhardt.
We are going to eliminate, once and for all, the Serbian threat to our sovereignty.
Kiss has obviously been hired by people who oppose us.
Please, let me do my job.
Let me find Kiss.
He's going to come back for the guns.
I'm already one step closer to him.
Well... we need someone to run surveillance, don't we?
You're obviously our man, Inspector.
I'm bringing you into the investigation.
♪ Watch the apartment.
If he returns, don't make an immediate arrest.
We need to follow the trail, discover the whole network.
♪ [Footsteps retreat] Strasser: Keep the operation tightly closed.
Just one or two officers, and you will report to me, not von Bülow.
He knows nothing, understand?
I hope that's not going to be a problem for you.
♪ [Door closes] Everything all right, Mama?
Max, you're early.
How's our guest?
Go up and see.
She's with Leah.
Max, tell me honestly, what is she doing here?
I--I told you, she's... possibly an important witness, and we need her testimony.
Why did you lock her door?
Max, I have no idea who she is.
She's clearly a beggar, judging by her clothing.
I can't give her the run of the house.
Well, I need to find out where she's from.
She must have a family somewhere.
If I can get her to open up to me, then maybe we can help her get back to them.
[Knocks on door] Max, I need to introduce you.
This is Lily.
♪ It's good to meet you, Lily.
♪ You seem to be feeling better.
♪ I'll leave you two alone for a minute.
♪ [Footsteps retreat] ♪ Your new friend is looking better, too.
♪ Still, I'd like to know what was wrong with him.
Did you have a chance to talk to each other?
♪ [Whispers] I know he's just a bear.
[Scoffs] I know he's not real.
♪ Still... what if he were real?
♪ What would he be feeling?
♪ Oskar: How 'bout a drink?
Haussmann: What's wrong, Inspector?
Why should anything be wrong?
[Chuckling] You've never offered me a drink before.
We've worked together for years.
I need to ask you something.
There's a house in Hollandstrasse I need to run surveillance.
Wait a minute.
Hear me out.
[Sighs] None of it can be official.
The body in Landstrasse.
Von Bülow mustn't know what we're up to.
[Gulps] Uh, seriously?
By order of the Chief of Police.
Von Bülow has so many cases on his mind, he won't notice us.
It's two officers, two 12-hour shifts.
We find a room overlooking the suspect's apartment.
♪ [Footsteps retreating] ♪ Here.
This is the place.
[Distant chatter outside] [Hoofbeats on cobblestone outside] ♪ ♪ [Distant dog barking] ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ Come here.
♪ [Playing lively tune] Mendel: Ah.
Do you remember this, darling?
I do remember it.
[Kiss] So kind.
This is Sophia.
[Piano music continues] [Indistinct chatter] Where's your necklace?
[Piano music fades out] [Suspenseful background music] ♪ ♪ [Piano music resumes] I do hope you're going to liven up a bit.
What is wrong with you tonight?
Go and enjoy yourself.
I--I'm just waiting for my guest.
Ah, yes, the famous Miss Lydgate.
Your mother and I can't wait.
[Piano music continues] [Jonas and Mendel converse indistinctly] [Piano music ends, applause] That's the problem with Vienna.
You keep bumping into people you'd rather avoid.
[Both chuckle] Lovely to see you, Clara.
No, it isn't.
I think we can be honest, you and I.
Is your inspector here?
You barely seem to be apart.
A-actually, uh, no.
I was just teasing, Max.
Surely I'm still allowed to do that?
♪ Is there someone new in your life?
♪ Clara-- You don't seem to have a guest tonight.
What about the woman you shunned me for?
Where is she, Max?
I'm insatiably curious to get to know her.
You can say what you want.
It doesn't matter now.
Haven't you heard?
Jonas and I are engaged.
Max: Uh, yes.
Actually, Father told me.
The invitations have all gone out.
♪ Mazel tov.
He adores me.
Has done for years.
What happened between you and me is in the past now.
I really do want you to be happy.
It would make it so much neater for all of us.
Is it the scientist?
Is that who you are expecting?
♪ And do you love her?
♪ You probably don't even know yourself.
Are you happy, Clara?
♪ I'm not your patient.
[Scoffs] You don't have the right to ask me that.
♪ Jonas: Ah, beautiful Clara.
Rachel: Hello, Clara.
We were just talking about you.
[Giggles] [Door unlocks, opens] [Footsteps retreat] [Distant guests chattering indistinctly] Woman: No!
[Distant man shouting indistinctly] [Woman crying and shouting indistinctly] [Clattering] [Man shouts, opens door] [Woman crying] [Distant dogs barking] ♪ [Whimpering] Don't look at me, please!
Don't look at me.
[Sobs] Are you all right?
He will come back.
[Sobbing] He can't hurt you.
I'll protect you.
[Crying] Just go!
Please just go!
[Hyperventilating] ♪ [Piano playing classical music downstairs] [Distant party guests chattering indistinctly] ♪ Hello, Dietrich.
How are you doing?
So lovely to see you.
I almost didn't come.
Didn't want to risk being the subject of gossip.
Just two ordinary people.
Ordinary isn't the way I was hoping to be described, Max.
[Piano music continues] Darling, I have no idea who those people were.
The older Leopolds.
Max: Um... ♪ Um-- Max, this is the moment when you introduce me to your parents.
Max: Of course.
Um... Amelia: Their names are Mendel and Rachel.
Mother, Father, this... is-- Amelia Lydgate.
Um, I owe you both an apology.
The last time we met, it was very unfortunate.
Max speaks about you both so warmly, and I wanted to get to know you.
I wondered if we could begin our acquaintance again.
♪ Welcome to our party.
It's a pleasure to make your acquaintance.
You seem to be rather more eloquent than my son, not that that's much of a distinction.
[Chuckles] My wife, Rachel.
I'll get you something to drink.
[Piano music continues] ♪ [Song ends] [Playing lively tune] ♪ [Watch winds] [Breathing heavily] [Suspenseful music playing] Policeman: Stop!
[Gasping] ♪ [Whimpering] ♪ Lily?
Lily, what are you doing up?
Lily, what's the matter, darling?
What's the matter?
There's something the matter with Lily.
[Door opens] Lily!
[Panting] Lily, stop!
[Lily whimpering] [Shrieking] Leah: Max, what's wrong with her?
Get her back inside.
Get her out of the night air.
♪ Mendel: Max, what is going on?
It's all right.
She had a fit of some kind.
[People murmuring] ♪ ♪ I'm sorry to abandon you.
She's a guest.
She's not well.
You're a doctor.
♪ Something she witnessed has caused a powerful trauma.
♪ Can't explain it.
I understand perfectly.
♪ We've been here before... [exhales] you and I.
♪ ♪ ♪ [Sighs] [Walking hoofbeats on cobblestone outside] [Ringing] Rheinhardt.
[Suspenseful music playing] Get back there.
Don't lose sight of him.
♪ [Horse grunts] ♪ ♪ He's in there now.
Shall we go in and arrest him?
We've been told just to watch him.
We need to find out if he has any accomplices.
Who holds the devil, let him hold him well, for he'll hardly be caught a second time.
[Door opens, closes] Oskar: Quick.
He's on the move.
[Suspenseful music playing] ♪ ♪ ♪ [Overlapping, indistinct chatter] Max: You're disappointed.
Oskar: What do you mean?
I mean you were expecting the devil, and disappointed he's just flesh and blood, that he's real.
Oskar, where are you going?
[Suspenseful music playing] ♪ ♪ ♪ Go there, go there.
[Exhales sharply] Haussmann: Max, on your left.
[Panting] [Bird squawks] [Wings flutter] ♪ [Ducks quacking] ♪ Sorry.
♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ Oskar: I saw him, Max.
I stared right in his face.
Which way did he go?
Oskar: I don't know.
[Running footsteps] [Panting] He isn't here.
It's like he vanished.
Oskar: Max, where are you going?
Why come here in broad daylight?
Why risk being seen?
[Sighs] Oskar: What are you doing?
[Sniffles] ♪ ♪ ♪ "Ugovor prestojece."
♪ ♪ [Knock on door] Come in.
[Door opens] Oskar: Herr Direktor.
[Door closes] Excuse me.
Rheinhardt, what's Liebermann doing here?
Who is this man?
This is a highly sensitive investigation.
Oskar: This is Dr. Liebermann.
He works with me.
He's a psychoanalyst.
And you think that entitles him to barge into this meeting?!
Max: I'm trying to build a profile of Kiss.
A psychological picture, as useful as any photograph.
Inspector, this is all highly irregular.
We found this, sir.
Kiss was trying to send a secret message to someone.
"Ugovor" means "treaty."
It says the treaty, whatever it is, is imminent.
Herr Minister, I saw him up close.
I'm the only one who can identify him.
You need me at the heart of this investigation.
I beg you, please, tell me everything.
Bosnia and Herzegovina... are soon to be incorporated into the Empire.
The Serbs' unification dream will be crushed.
Their ambitions will be reduced to rubble.
Why did he come to Vienna?
Russian representatives are coming to Austria in secret... to sign a treaty... on the fifth, two days from now.
And the treaty?
The annexation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The Russians will permit the annexation unopposed, in return for... [inhales, sighs] uh, certain military assurances.
He's come here to prevent the signing.
We should never have let him go.
[Trotting hoofbeats] Sergeant?
[Bell dings] Sir?
Your presence is requested in the archives.
They have something for you.
[Footsteps retreat] [Cracks knuckles] [Drops file, shuts drawer] [Sniffling] ♪ Oh.
[Sobbing quietly] [Distant dog barking] He assaulted you again, the man in your apartment?
♪ Will you let me help you?
♪ [Sniffling] ♪ ♪ [Sighs] You can't stay there.
You can't go back to him.
It's dangerous for you.
What other choice do I have?
[Breathing heavily] For some people, their life is a prison.
I have no money, except what pittance I get from looking after this place.
I can't get away from him.
What happens next time?
What happens if it goes too far?
I've seen violence in the home.
[Breathing heavily] My own father.
You can stay here.
The door is secure.
He won't be able to touch you.
Just stay out of sight.
An angel sent from God.
[Sighs, sniffles] [Door closes] Inspector, anything?
No sign of him.
One more day.
That's all we have.
What's going on?
There's an event taking place tomorrow.
He came here to prevent it from happening.
[Distant dog barking] I can't believe it.
♪ Haussmann: What the hell is he doing?
Oskar: Damned idiot!
Haussmann: What does he think he's going to find?
Kiss could be back any moment.
[Door opens] ♪ Commissioner!
Commissioner von Bülow!
[Panting] You need to get out of here, immediately!
Von Bülow: What are you doing here, Rheinhardt?
I expect to be briefed.
He'll come back!
You can't stay here!
What is this about, this investigation?
Why haven't you reported it to me?
You're spending my time and resources, running surveillance on the street.
I insist on being kept informed.
Who is the subject?
No-- Assaulting a senior officer?
You can kiss your career good-bye.
Search the place!
Find out exactly what's going on here!
[Oskar sighs] Oskar: Help me, Commissioner!
Oskar: Get him!
♪ Oskar: Stop!
[Overlapping street chatter] ♪ Man: Hey, you!
♪ Where is he?
Oskar: Where is he?!
Don't let him get away!
Von Bülow: Who?
Strasser ordered me to watch him.
This is an official operation!
Split up and find him!
Haussmann: He can't be far.
Help him find him!
♪ If it were up to me, von Bülow, you'd be relieved of your command.
Rheinhardt, you stay.
We need to talk.
You are the only one who has seen Kiss up close.
Your presence is requested at the treaty-signing.
Noon tomorrow, Luxembourg.
[Footsteps approach] [Door closes] [Distant dog barking] Are you alone?
I'm--I'm glad you're back.
I feel safer knowing you're here.
♪ I'll be going away tomorrow.
I'm leaving this place.
♪ If you are ever in trouble, I want you to contact me.
♪ Please, don't hesitate.
♪ ♪ [Walking hoofbeats] ♪ ♪ ♪ [Horse grunts] ♪ Morning.
You are only here for one reason.
You alone can identify him.
[Door closes] Apparently, you still can't do anything without your sidekick Liebermann.
♪ [Horse neighs softly] [Door closes] ♪ What time do the delegates arrive?
Austrians at 9:00, Russians at noon.
♪ ♪ History is going to be made around this table today, one way or another.
The perimeter wall is manned.
Doesn't matter, Max.
He'll find a way to get in somehow.
♪ Oskar: Who is he, Max?
You still haven't told me.
Max: Can't see him clearly, Oskar.
Too many things about him don't make sense.
Well, he makes a statement, killing that agent in such a sadistic manner, cutting out his tongue, severing his hand.
Like I said, it's almost a piece of theater.
[Horse neighs softly] Then--[sighs]-- how exactly did Kiss know the body would be discovered?
If you want to publish a warning to the world, why hide it in a slum house?
[Distant bird squawking] ♪ [Door opens] ♪ And then there's the informant we never found and the guns and ammunition hidden under the floorboards.
He goes to all that trouble to hide them, and then leaves the nail sitting in a wineglass.
It's as if he wants the hounds on his tail.
The girl, the pickpocket who stumbled on the corpse.
What about her?
She's the key to this.
Think about it.
She's the reason all of this happened.
She led the police to the body.
Yes, it was an accident.
There are no accidents, not in this game.
♪ Max: Anton Resch had been rotting in that hovel for weeks, and then, miraculously, he is found.
It was a hunt, and the girl was the one who left the scent.
She was the fox.
What are you saying?
She was told to lead the police there.
He doesn't leave anything to chance.
Where's the girl now?
She's still at my home.
I need to get back there.
[Trotting hoofbeats, horse whinnies] [Suspenseful music playing] ♪ ♪ [Lily gasps] I was wrong about you, wasn't I?
From the very first moment!
Max, what on earth's gotten into you?
I treated you like a patient!
I expected you to be a--a victim-- hurt, damaged, wounded!
I wanted you to be something that you're not!
Max, leave her alone!
Can't you see you're upsetting her?
You ran into that house, and you knew exactly what you would find there!
This behavior isn't trauma, it's guilt!
[Lily whimpers] Max: He told you to do it, didn't he--Kiss?
He told you to lead the police to that slum.
If we hadn't kept you under lock and key, you'd be back by his side right this minute.
You'll never catch him.
[Suspenseful music playing] ♪ The police.
♪ Max: They weren't observing him in that apartment.
He was observing them.
♪ You led them to that corpse to bait a trap... ♪ and Oskar was the one who fell in.
♪ He's followed Oskar to Luxembourg, hasn't he?
♪ ♪ Tick, tock ♪ ♪ Tick, tock ♪ ♪ Tick, tock ♪ ♪ Tick, tock ♪ Lily: ♪ Tick, tock ♪ ♪ Tick, tock ♪ ♪ Tick, tock ♪ ♪ He's here.
He needed someone to lead him to this rendezvous.
He needed a date and a location.
He's been following you, Oskar.
There was never an informant.
It was all Kiss-- the--the feather, The Black Hand.
He deliberately revealed himself to you alone.
He needed you to be brought here so that he could follow.
Oskar... he's planted a bomb somewhere.
[Men shout indistinctly, horse neighs] ♪ ♪ [Items clanging] [Exhales sharply] ♪ ♪ [Draws a deep breath, sighs] ♪ Oskar, the Russians will be here any minute.
Oskar: Damn it.
♪ ♪ Driver: Whoa!
♪ There are offices on the boundary.
There's no way that anyone else would be permitted inside?
No, of course not.
Except one of us.
[Horse neighs] Max: Except a police officer.
My carriage wasn't checked at the gates.
Both: The driver.
♪ ♪ ♪ Do you see this painting?
Our glorious victory against the Turks.
♪ Aehrenthal: Sir, may I introduce to you His Excellency Lozenstein, Count Schwarz?
[Oskar panting] ♪ Aehrenthal: Be seated.
Man: Thank you very much.
[Overlapping chatter] ♪ It was here.
It was in the carriage.
Oskar, we brought the bomb to the castle.
Uh, the driver, did you see him?
He went upstairs with a crate of wine.
To the dining room.
♪ Gentlemen, this historic signature signals a symbol of trust between us, and-- Strasser: What's going on?
Rheinhardt, what's the matter?!
Sorry to disturb, sir, but there's a bomb.
[Softly] A bomb?
Get out of here!
And you solve this!
[Distant ticking] Oskar: Max, do you hear that?
[Ticking continues] Oskar!
[Suspenseful music playing] ♪ Hmm.
♪ Take it.
[Breathing heavily] I don't know what I'm doing.
[Ticking continues] ♪ ♪ ♪ The wire.
Pull it out.
That's your suggestion?
I'm not a bomb expert.
[Inhales, gulps] [Sighs] [Bell clanging outside] Max, where are you going?
Max: There's no time!
[Bell continues clanging] [Grunts] ♪ Ooh.
[Breathing heavily] ♪ Uh...
This is so embarrassing.
I really do apologize.
♪ ♪ [Distant bird squawking] It was all a charade, Max.
Oskar: Kiss controlled everything.
You were right.
He was watching me... feeding me clues.
♪ There were two of them-- two actors, Kiss and his accomplice.
♪ Oskar: All the time, she was listening.
♪ They're laughing at us, Max.
She's laughing at me.
♪ The devil won't be caught a second time.
[Overlapping chatter] Man: What is this?
She came home.
♪ [Distant horse neighs] [Uncocks gun] ♪ Max, voice-over: A writer once said, "If the devil did not exist, "then Man would create him, in his own image and likeness."
We look at people all around us, yet we don't see them for what they are.
We see instead what we want them to be, a projection of our own needs and desires.
♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ Oskar: Apparently, you've been busy.
Max: I assume it's a case.
Yes, it's a case.
Are you going to tell me?
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Amelia: Hopefully, we can extrapolate some information.
Oskar: She's dead Max Max: May I visit the scene?
Oskar: What exactly do you mean?