Schmidt: [he gestures to the soldiers to hold her back] Here's what we're going to do. I'm going to count to three... [he opens a drawer and pulls out a gun] ...and you're going to move the coin. You don't move the coin, I pull the trigger. [he points the gun at his mother] Understand? [Erik attempts to move it again without success with a sense of urgency] One.
Lehnsherr: [he looks to his mother] Mama.
Mother: You can do it.
Schmidt: Two. [he grows impatient]
Mother: Everything is all right. [Erik concentrates even harder]
Schmidt: Three. [he shoots and kills Erik's mother; trauma angers Erik to crush a small metal bell] Yes. Wonderful. [sees Erik crush a metal filing cabinet] Excellent. [Erik loses control and crushes the soldiers' helmets on their heads before sending all metal objects across the room. Schmidt consoles him after he crises] Outstanding, Erik. So we unlock your gift with anger. Anger and pain. You and me...we're going to have a lot of fun together. [he leaves the Nazi coin in Erik's hand and he leaves]”
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