I thought Lacon had made it clear to you
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Minister:
I thought Lacon had made it clear to you: keep your nose bloody well out of Witchcraft's business!
George Smiley:
It's Lacon's advice I'm following.
[to Lacon]

George Smiley:
You told me to follow in Control's footsteps.
Minister:
I wouldn't consider that sound advice, given the mess Control left us with. It has taken Alleline - and if I may say so, myself - this long to get us back in the game.
George Smiley:
The man Alleline and the others meet is called Polyakov. You believe his role is to bring information from Witchcraft to you. His real role is to receive information from the mole, to take back to Karla.
Minister:
[laughing incredulously]
That... that's not possible.
George Smiley:
Made possible, by you, in the house which you persuaded the Treasury to pay for.
Minister:
Witchcraft's intelligence is genuine! It's been gold!
George Smiley:
It's just enough glitter amongst the chickenfeed. Control didn't believe in miracles, and he didn't believe in Witchcraft. But you were lazy, and you were greedy, and so you hounded him out of the Circus and you let Karla in. You've opened negotiations to exchange intelligence with the Americans...
[Realizing the implications of what Smiley is saying, the Minister starts to tremble]

George Smiley:
What they tell the Circus, they'll be telling the Kremlin. Witchcraft's information, the "gold" Karla let you have, it wasn't to lure you. It was to lure the Americans. Now... do you want to take credit for that?

Transcript:
where Alleline and the others meet Witchcraft’s London representative. I thought Lacon had made it clear to you. Keep your nose bloody well out of Witchcraft’s business. It’s Lacon’s advice I’m following. You told me to follow in Control’s footsteps. I wouldn’t consider that sound advice, given the mess Control left us with. It has taken Alleline and, if I may say so, myself this long to get us back in the game. The man Alleline and the others meet is called Polyakov. ‘From Witchcraft to you. ‘His real role is to receive information from the mole ‘to take back to Karla.’ That, er… That’s not possible. Made possible. By you in the house you persuaded the Treasury to pay for. Witchcraft’s intelligence is genuine. It’s been gold. It’s just enough glitter amongst the chicken feed. Control didn’t believe in miracles or in Witchcraft. But you were lazy and greedy and so you hounded him out of the Circus and you let Karla in. You opened negotiations to exchange intelligence with the Americans. What they tell the Circus, they’ll be telling the Kremlin. Witchcraft’s information, the “gold” Karla let you have, it wasn’t to lure you. It was to lure the Americans. Now, do you want to take credit for that? What can we do? We have one thing the mole wants. – If I go to Paris… – You’ll go. If I go to Paris, I want your word that you will get Irina back. I don’t care who you have to trade. And I am out. I want a family, thank you. I do not want to end up like you lot. You will get her back. I’ll do my utmost, Ricki. Oh, hello, George. Hello. I want to talk about loyalty, Toby. Control recruited you, didn’t he? Found you starving in a museum in Vienna. A wanted man. Saved your life, I heard. And yet when the time came, when it came to picking sides between him and Alleline, you didn’t hesitate. That’s understandable, perhaps, with your war experience. You survived this long, I suppose, because of your ability to change sides.

Clip duration: 236 seconds
Views: 364
Timestamp in movie: 00h 00m 00s
Uploaded: 13 December, 2020
Genres: drama, mystery, thriller
Summary: In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet Agent within MI6.


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Actors

Minister - Stuart Graham
George Smiley - Gary Oldman