Rene Mathis
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Rene Mathis (Character)
from Casino Royale (2006)

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"Climax!: Casino Royale (#1.3)" (1954)
James Bond: [In elevator] Yes, you said you were on the sixth. I'll see you to your room.
Valerie Mathis: I'd rather see you to yours.
James Bond: Well, why would I argue with that.

Valerie Mathis: [Leaving casino] And perhaps we can go together.
James Bond: Well if you don't mind going through a barage of bullets. Right now I'm not a very good risk.
Valerie Mathis: So it was you those men were shooting at. But why ?
James Bond: Maybe they needed the practice.

Valerie Mathis: [Tied up]
Le Chiffre: [Untying Valerie] Oh pardon me beautiful. I... I didn't mean to neglect you. No. Who knows maybe... maybe you can persuade him, huh?
[Laughing]
Le Chiffre: Basil. Hey Basil
[Basil enters]
Le Chiffre: Take her in and ah, but if she screams, at her first scream, he's dead

Le Chiffre: All right. See this tool Mr Bond. It's very handy little tool. Serves all sorts of purposes. Oh. my little friend - you remember the one that had a gun that passed for a cane. Oh he was an expert with this. Huh. Unfortunately he's gone but I've learned a few of his tricks
[Moves closer to James Bond and puts the pliers in his face]
Le Chiffre: Now Mr Bond are you going to tell me where that check is?
James Bond: [Snigger. No response]
Le Chiffre: You won't, huh?
[Moves pliers away. James Bond looks away]
Le Chiffre: [Moves to end of the bathtub] All right. I think I know how to make you deal
[Tortures James Bond on the feet and toes with pliers]
James Bond: [Screams] Aargh.
Valerie Mathis: [Screams] Aargh.
Le Chiffre: Excruciating, huh?
[Hands Zuroff the pliers and sits on bathtub]
Le Chiffre: Look Mr Bond if you... if you continue like this I... I have to start on poor Valerie.

Valerie Mathis: Good evening Mr Bond. I'd like you to meet an old friend of mine.
[Introducing]
Valerie Mathis: James Bond - Herr Ziffer.
James Bond: I've always heard of you as Le Chiffre.
Le Chiffre: Well that's the same you see it's a nickname of mine. After the war I was a displaced person, just a number on a passport. Le Chiffre means a mere cipher. Seemed a suitable name.
James Bond: May I say you are a very important cipher.
Le Chiffre: You flatter me sir. Ah... we play tonight, huh? Good luck.
James Bond: Thanks. To you.
Valerie Mathis: [Leaves with Le Chiffre]
Le Chiffre: [Leaves with Valerie Mathis]

James Bond: That was quite an act.
Valerie Mathis: Not all of it.
James Bond: Which part of it was true?
Valerie Mathis: That Le Chiffre will kill you.
James Bond: Valerie.
Valerie Mathis: He will kill you.
James Bond: Well you've done your job well Valerie. I hope he pays you well.
Valerie Mathis: Jimmy I still love you. Le Chiffre will kill you.
James Bond: Well you can tell your employer he's wasting his time
[Elevator door opens. Cynically]
James Bond: Sixth floor I guess
[Waaves hard]
James Bond: - for the lady!

Valerie Mathis: [James Bond opens door to other room in his hotel suite, looks then closes door] Did you expect your room to be searched?
James Bond: No - I don't know what anyone would find. It's just you can't be too careful.
Valerie Mathis: You live dangerously?
James Bond: Dangerously? Gambling?
Valerie Mathis: Depends on how and where.
[James Bond walks over to turn up the volume of the radiogram. It is playing the music of Chopin]
James Bond: [James Bond walks back to centre of room and holds Valerie and kisses her. Le Chiffre and his henchmen listen in the room upstairs] That's for old times sake. This is for now.
[They embrace passionately again]
Valerie Mathis: [Passionately] Jimmy!

James Bond: Le Chiffre sent you to me, didn't he? Don't deny it, I know you're with him. He told you to come to my room. Because of the microphone.
Valerie Mathis: Microphone?
James Bond: In the fireplace - with Le Chiffre listening just above.
Valerie Mathis: What are you talking about?
James Bond: [Pointing to the fireplace] You mean he didn't tell you about the mike
[Pointing upwards]
James Bond: The wires go through the chimney to his room just above here!
Valerie Mathis: I didn't know.
James Bond: [Holding Valerie's chin with his hand] Let me look at you. You can't lie to me, you never could.
Valerie Mathis: [James Bond holds Valerie's chin firmly with his hand] I didn't know. When was it fixed?
James Bond: [Takes his hand off Valerie's chin] Today while I was out
Valerie Mathis: To listen to you?
James Bond: [Pontificating] If you didn't know about it - To listen to you - He sent you here but he doesn't trust you. He wants to be sure that you ask the things he said.
Valerie Mathis: Jimmy listen to me.
James Bond: I'm going to. And so's he. You're going to tell me those things right now. Word for word. But who's fooling who?
[James Bond walks over to radiogram and turns down the volume]
Valerie Mathis: Jimmy! - Don't turn down the music!

Le Chiffre: Very lucky of Mr Bond.
Valerie Mathis: Yes.
Le Chiffre: And very handsome. Tell me... has he changed much since the days when you two were...
Valerie Mathis: He looks just the same.
Le Chiffre: A-ha.
Valerie Mathis: You want me to talk with him now?
Le Chiffre: Plenty of time. I'll tell you when.

Le Chiffre: I've always been able to protect myself. Now that they chose Mr Bond to take me on and your... your Mr Bond is very lucky and... Mr Bond has card sense and I don't like it. Tell me... does he still love you Valerie?
Valerie Mathis: Of course he doesn't, not now.
Le Chiffre: Because you see tomorrow... tomorrow night I have to win. I have to have eighty million francs. And no one is going to stand in my way. You hear. No one.


Quantum of Solace (2008)
Mathis: [speaks to Bond regarding Vesper] She would have done anything for you... forgive her, forgive yourself.

Mathis: [to James Bond] I was sorry to hear about Vesper. I think she loved you.

Strawberry Fields: Mr. Bond, my name is Fields. I'm from the consulate.
James Bond: Of course you are. And what do you do at the consulate Fields?
Strawberry Fields: That's not important. My orders are to turn you around and put you on the first plane to London.
James Bond: [Walking past her] Do those orders include my friend Mathis?
Strawberry Fields: [to Mathis] I'm sorry, I don't know who you are.
James Bond: [to Mathis] You see? You've been gone for such a short time and you're already forgotten.
Mathis: You're just saying that to hurt me.
Strawberry Fields: [Following Bond out] Mr. Bond, these orders come from the highest possible authority.
James Bond: Taxi! Fields, when is the next flight to London?
Strawberry Fields: Tomorrow morning.
James Bond: Well then, we have all night.
Strawberry Fields: If you attempt to flee I will arrest you, drop you off at the jail and take you to the plane in chains, understand?
James Bond: [Opening the taxi door] Perfectly. After you.
Mathis: I think she has handcuffs.
James Bond: I hope so.

Mathis: I have pills for everything. Some make you taller... some make you forget.

Mathis: [to Bond] What do you want? Have you come to apologise?

Mathis: You can't sleep?
Bartender on Virgin Flight: May I fix you a drink, Sir?
Mathis: What are you drinking?
James Bond: I don't know. What am I drinking?
Bartender on Virgin Flight: Three measures of Gordon's Gin, One of Vodka, Half a measure of Kina...
Mathis: Kina Lillet.
Bartender on Virgin Flight: Kina Lillet, which is not Vermouth. Shaken well until it is ice cold. and served with a large, thin slice of lemon peel. Six of them.
Mathis: That's impressive.
James Bond: They're good. You should have one.


Casino Royale (2006)
Mathis: Being dead does not mean one cannot be helpful.

James Bond: [to Mathis and Vesper referring to Le Chiffre] It was worth it to discover his "tell".
Mathis: What'd you mean "tell"?
James Bond: The twitch he has to hide when he bluffs.
Vesper Lynd: Bluffs? He had the best hand.

Mathis: I hate to say it, but, the accountants seem to be running MI6 these days. Oh, not that I have anything against accountants. Many of them are lovely people. So, I decided that it was cheaper to supply his deputy with evidence that we were bribing Le Chiffre. Its amazing what you can do with photoshop, these days, isn't it.

Mathis: [to Bond] How's our girl? Melted your - cold heart yet?


Casino Royale (1967)
Evelyn Tremble: Mr. Mathis, there's something that's been worrying me...
Inspector Mathis: Yes?
Evelyn Tremble: Well, you're a French police inspector, yet you speak with a Scots accent.
Inspector Mathis: Aye, it worries me, too.