The Conversation

The Conversation

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Francis Ford Coppola's classic, paranoid suspense film - winner of the 1974 Palme d'Or. Gene Hackman plays Harry Caul, a professional surveillance man engaged by the shadowy chief of an unnamed corporation to listen in on the conversation between a man and woman. Caul obsseses over the tapes and becomes convinced the couple's lives are in danger, even as he slides into paranoia.

1974Rating: M, Low level violence113 minsUSA
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The Conversation | Awards

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Winner of the Palme d'Or and Prze of the Ecumenical Jury (Special Mention) at Cannes 1974. Best Editing and Soundtrack at the 1975 BAFTA Awards.

The Conversation | Reviews

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Variety

Variety

A major artistic asset to the film -- besides script, direction and the top performances -- is supervising editor Walter Murch's sound collage and re-recording.

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Time Out

Time Out

A bleak and devastatingly brilliant film.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

A severe and gripping masterpiece.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A fantastic reminder of why 70s Hollywood is so often the benchmark for modern moviedom to aspire to.

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The Conversation | Release Details

The Conversation is now playing in 2 cinemas in Australia.