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40 Ratings

Garbo Talks

Directed by Sidney Lumet
United States, 1984
Comedy, Drama


A dying mother’s last wish to meet Greta Garbo costs her son his job, his marriage and his dignity. Carrie Fisher also stars in this slice-of-life film from director Sidney Lumet.

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Garbo Talks Directed by Sidney Lumet

Awards & Festivals

Golden Globes (USA)

1985 | Nominee: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Critics reviews

Sidney Lumet’s strong suit as a director has always been his affectionate handling of New York locations and idioms… [Bancroft’s] extended soliloquy about Garbo’s career as she perceived it while growing up is a virtuoso aria. It is an uncommon look at the way that Hollywood becomes translated into everyday life and personal history, and it alone is worth the price of admission.
August 01, 1985
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