Help me remember a movie/tv show!
August 30, 2018 7:58 PM   Subscribe

An older, possibly powerful gentleman is asking a subordinate to explain something. They answer with something along the lines of " sir. I am not able to." Crestfallen but realizing the betrayal, he answers "The fact that you can't explain....explains everything". Probably not the exact words, but that's the gist. The man is Ian McDiarmid-ish in my memory, and it may be television rather than a movie. I've tried Google and I suspect this is probably a well known film, but it is currently eluding me...
posted by Jon Mitchell to Media & Arts (3 answers total)
The Prisoner, "It's Your Funeral", season 1 episode 10:

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The fact that you won't explain explains everything.
posted by dilaudid at 8:50 PM on August 30, 2018 [4 favorites]

yes! Be seeing you.
posted by Jon Mitchell at 8:51 PM on August 30, 2018 [1 favorite]

Darn! I knew this one the minute I read the question as well!
posted by wittgenstein at 3:53 PM on August 31, 2018

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