Klute

It's a Conspiracy!

Director: 
Alan J. Pakula
Year: 
1971
Rating: 
R
Run Time: 
114 mins
Cast: 
Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland, Charles Cioffi

In her first film of this pivotal decade, Fonda gave her most exalted performance as Bree Daniels, a Hell’s Kitchen–dwelling sex worker and aspiring thespian being stalked by a sociopath. The initial installment of director Pakula’s “paranoia trilogy” of the ’70s, Klutemost strongly bears the authorial stamp of its lead actress, here brilliantly plumbing dread, bravado, and the irreconcilable feelings she has for Donald Sutherland’s laconic private investigator.