markhamillz: The Films of Steven Spielberg: …

markhamillz:

The Films of Steven Spielberg:

This one time, I was at the age of your son, our house was overrun by partisan border guards. Dozens of them. My father was beaten, my mother was beaten, and this man, my father’s friend, he was beaten. And I watched this man. Every time they hit him, he stood back up again. So they hit him harder. Still he got back to his feet. I think because of this they stopped the beating. They let him live. ‘Stoikiy muzhik’. I remember them saying. ‘Stoikiy muzhik’. Which sort of means like uh, ‘standing man’… standing man…

Bridge of Spies // 2015