The Conversation 1974 ★★★★★

A troubled surveillance specialist wrestles with his conscience and personal demons.

People tend to think of Coppolla's masterwork as "The Godfather" trilogy (or at least the first two) and "Apocalypse Now" whilst this film seems little celebrated by comparison. An absorbing, very-70's story with a top-notch performance from Gene Hackman, this is right up there with the director's best work.

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