“KIMI” Is Soderbergh’s “The Conversation”

Originally published on Dark Horizons by Garth Franklin

With the release of his new crime film “No Sudden Move” on HBO Max tonight, filmmaker Steven Soderbergh has been doing some press rounds and has gone into more detail about his next feature “KIMI”.

Zoe Kravitz leads the tech thriller as an agoraphobic Seattle tech worker who discovers recorded evidence of a violent crime during an ordinary data stream review.

She tries reporting it up the chain of command at her company but is met with resistance and bureaucracy and soon realises she will have to do the thing she fears the most – leave her apartment.

Appearing on the Happy Sad Confused podcast recently, Soderbergh spoke about “Kimi” and confirmed it’s essentially his present-day riff on Francis Ford Coppola’s iconic 1974 feature “The Conversation”. In fact, it’s VERY present day:

“The aftermath of [COVID-19] is an aspect of the story. So there’s that, because it ties into certain psychological issues that our lead character is battling. Overlaid is a very contemporary, zeitgeist-y issue of giant tech companies who have a lot of listening devices in a lot of homes. What are they picking up?

What if you worked for one of these companies analyzing streams that have been

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