The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979)
Gottfried John: Willi Klenze
Senkenberg : Your union is talking socialism, Klenze, and I don't like it.
Willi Klenze : We're only paying you back in kind. It's no wonder, the way you play the entrepreneur.
Senkenberg : The secretary of the treasury said...
Willi Klenze : Yeah, "We're all in the same boat." Trouble is, it's your boat, and we have to row it.
Maria Braun : And Annelise - what's she like?
Willi Klenze : She's what a man needs, someone who is his equal. She can talk, think - my equal in every way.
Maria Braun : So you think women have to be men's equal?
Willi Klenze : Sure, except most men aren't conscious of it yet. 'Consciousness lags behind reality.'
Maria Braun : Did Annelise say that?
Willi Klenze : Why?
Maria Braun : You'll wish you had your Betti back.