Francis Ford Coppola (USA) - 1968
With Gene Hackman, John Cazale and Allen Garfield.
Wiretapping specialist, overequipped with technology, Harry Caul is in charge of surveilling a couple. After a while, he starts supecting that the couple is the target of a murder plot. Will he still cooperate?
Work of art of New Hollywood, The Conversation explores electronic surveillance and the threat of new technologies in the private spheres. In the same way as Antonioni’s Blow Up and De Palma’s Blow Out, Coppola’s movie is based on a deconstruction of the reality, revealing a tangle of unsolvable ambiguities. Shot during the Watergate, Coppola delivers an opus haunted by paranoïa, a glimpse of the anxiety of a time insecurity.