The Conversation (12A)

Friday 03 November 2017 to Saturday 04 November 2017

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  • Director Francis Ford Coppola
  • Origin USA
  • Year 1974
  • Duration 113 minutes

Gene Hackman plays Harry Caul in Francis Ford Coppola’s classic paranoid thriller. Caul is a surveillance expert, tasked with recording a couple with cold professional distance by an unknown client. But what he captures raises unsettling, deadly questions. Wrestling with the echoes of the past, Caul is tormented by past mistakes and forced to engage with his work’s moral implications. Released within years of the Watergate scandal, The Conversation is both a telling document of the paranoid 70s and also a chilling reminder in an age where surveillance is the norm. Featuring a wealth of incredible supporting actors – Harrison Ford, Robert Duval and John Cazale – this is a haunting film about technology, alienation and guilt.

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