Trust no one in these anxiety-inducing tales of surveillance, wiretapping, and paranoia run amok. While New Hollywood auteurs like Francis Ford Coppola, Alan J. Pakula, and Brian De Palma channeled Watergate-era unease into nerve-twisting thrillers like THE CONVERSATION, KLUTE, and BLOW OUT, European filmmakers have used the theme of surveillance to explore complex webs of human connection, as seen in Krzysztof Kieślowski’s acclaimed final film THREE COLORS: RED, Jean-Jacques Beineix’s ultra-stylish art-house smash DIVA, and Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck’s Oscar-winning espionage drama THE LIVES OF OTHERS.
Directed by Alan J. Pakula • 1971 • United States
Starring Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland
With her Oscar-winning turn in KLUTE, Jane Fonda reinvented herself as a new kind of movie star. Bringing nervy audacity and counterculture style to the role of Bree Daniels—a call girl and aspiring actor wh...
Directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski • 1994 • France
Starring Irène Jacob, Jean-Louis Trintignant
Krzysztof Kieślowski closes his Three Colors trilogy in grand fashion, with an incandescent meditation on fate and chance, starring Irène Jacob as a sweet-souled yet somber runway model in Geneva who...
Directed by Michael Haneke • 2005 • France, Austria
Starring Juliette Binoche, Daniel Auteuil
Winner of a spate of awards, including best director for Michael Haneke at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival, CACHÉ stars Daniel Auteuil as Georges, a television talk-show host who lives a life of modern co...