The Conversation

The Conversation

Synopsis

"Francis Ford Coppola’s The Conversation hit a deep social nerve in the proto-technological Watergate era, when political intrigue, taped conversations, and concern with surveillance loomed large in the public consciousness. Gene Hackman delivers a brilliant performance as a pathologically private wiretapper who – despite his detached disposition – is preoccupied with a previous assignment that ended in murder. On a new case, he gradually extracts the words of a conversation from the dense background noise, yet their meaning only grows more elusive and ominous, ultimately compelling him to intervene." – Harvard Film Archive

Technical Specs

Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Year: 1974
Country: USA
Language: English
Duration: 113 min
Colour: Colour