Young Kurt Barnert tells his Aunt Elisabeth, "I think you're better than Hitler." (0:04)
Elisabeth hands a bouquet of flowers to Adolph Hitler. (0:11)
Elisabeth’s mother Malvine tells Dr. Michaelis, referring to Elisabeth, "Youthful delusion."
Elisabeth: ”Mild schizophrenia, youthful delusion.”
Michaelis: ”As schizophrenia is a hereditary condition, I'm obliged to ask, are there other cases of mental illness in your family?.”
”The decision on committal may not be up to you.”
”Heil Hitler.” (0:14)
Nazi officer Burghart Kroll: "It is now my hope that we shall one day live in a world where the streets are completely free of mongoloids, the mentally ill, and other deformed individuals."
”Well, any patient you have sterilized and whose medical file you mark with a blue minus sign remains in the institution. However, if we find a red plus sign on the file, we know that the life in question is a worthless one, and the patient will be transferred to one of three special institutions in the eastern part of the Reich, and there will be relieved of a meaningless existence.” (0:19)
Elisabeth tells Professor Carl Seeband, "I'm only confused sometimes." (0:25)
Nurse: "Heil Hitler."
This is repeated numerous times during the rest of the film. (0:28)
Carl Seeband: "We'll do it without anesthesia." (0:42)
Kurt: "Father, you don't have to worry any longer."
”I never have to worry again.”
”You don't have to worry either.” (0:46)
Kurt discovers his father has hanged himself. (1:02)
His friend Ellie tells Kurt, "Thanks for risking your life for my reputation, but don't ever do anything so crazy again."
Referring to: ”Don't worry about her.” (1:11)
Ellie's mother Martha tells Kurt, "Occasionally one gets a free diagnosis." (1:15)
Ellie tells Kurt, referring to her parents, "Maybe we should tell them we're together first, to split the shock up into small parts."
”It's not Mama I'm worried about.” (1:26)
Another painter asks Kurt, "Are you out of your mind?" (1:44)
Theater Marquee: “Psycho” (1:50)
Kurt hears a man in the art museum: "He gave the Hitler salute." (1:53)
Harry Preusser tells Kurt, referring to art Professor Antonius van Verten, "... whether you're accepted, or get a studio, it's all completely up to that maniac." (1:59)
Van Verten tells Kurt, referring to the Berlin wall, "Consistent German madness." (2:00)
Van Verten tells his art class, "In art only, freedom is not an illusion." (2:03)
Van Verten asks his class, "Has anyone had an insight this week?"
Kurt: ”That was my insight.” (2:11)
Van Verten tells Kurt, referring to Descartes, "Everything could be an illusion, a trick, his imagination." (2:19)