Straub sings a little Schoenberg while leaving the frame:
N'attendez pas la forme avant la pensée (l'idée).....
Straub and Huillet make "a little Schoenberg" in 1972, Einleitung zu Arnold Schoenbergs "Begleitmusik zu einer Lichtspielscene"
Huillet: But, asks Brecht, how will someone now say the truth about fascism, which he is against, if he will say nothing about capitalism, which brings it to the fore? How then should his truth turn out to be practicable?
Peter Nestler reading a Brecht text from 1935:
F. Engels (Letter to Karl Kautsky)
Mahmud Hussein (Luttes sociales en Egypte)
Bouna Traore and Zyed Benna
Bia and Kratos
BIA: If you had known humans, you’d understand. They’re poor worms, but everything with them is unexpected and a discovery. One can know the beast, one can know the god, but no one, not even we, knows the depth of their hearts. There are even, among them, some who pit themselves against destiny. Only by living with them and for them does one savor the taste of the world.
KRATOS: Or of women? Pandora’s daughters? Those beasts?
BIA: Women or beasts, it’s the same. What do you think you’re saying? They’re the richest fruit of mortal life.
KRATOS: But does Zeus accost them as beast or as god?
BIA: Silly, he accosts them as human. That’s the point.
"The most interesting thing about me is my date of birth; 1 May 1936. After the second diploma I went once to the Sorbonne and ran out again after a half hour,in hatred and terror. Then I prepared for the I.D.H.E.C. -- and met Straub in the process. I wanted to make documentaries -- ethnographic films. Also: I didn't like blond people with light skin at all; when I was small, I found nothing more beautiful than the girls at school in Paris (where I came only at age 13 -- before, I was in the country), who were dark.....But Straub simply was blond with very light skin, unfortunately! I had learned English and Spanish and then had to learn first German and finally Italian...quite dialectical."