There’s a scene in The Godfather where Michael sits down for a dinner meeeting with Virgil Solozzo and Mark McCluskey. It’s such a great scene in movie history. At one point during the sit-down, Solozzo speaks to Michael in Italian, and there’s no subtitles because he’s speaking so quickly.
Here is the go-between after being translated.
“I am sorry. What happened to your father was business. I have much respect for your father. But your father, his thinking is old-fashioned. You must understand why I had to do that. Now let’s work through where we go from here.”
Michael then goes to the bathroom where he grabs his hidden gun from the toilet, when he comes back Solozzo goes back to speaking Italian. “Everything all right? I respect myself, understand, and cannot allow another man to hold me back. What happened was unavoidable. I had the unspoken support of the other Family dons. If your father were in better health, without his eldest son running things, no disrespect intended, we wouldn’t have this nonsense. We will stop fighting until your father is well and can resume bargaining. No vengeance will be taken. We will have peace. But your Family should interfere no longer.”