At a spa where talking is forbidden, an emotionally distraught woman finds solace in the company of a kind man and the two of them gradually fall in love.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Six former college friends, with two new friends, gather for a New Year's Eve weekend reunion at a large English countryside manor after ten years to reminisce about the good times now long gone.

Director: Kenneth Branagh
Stars: Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry, Emma Thompson
Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

During World War I, in an unnamed country, a soldier named Tamino is sent by the Queen of the Night to rescue her daughter Pamina from the clutches of the supposedly evil Sarastro. But all is not as it seems.

Director: Kenneth Branagh
Stars: Joseph Kaiser, Amy Carson, René Pape
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Out of work actor Joe volunteers to help try and save his sister's local church for the community by putting on a Christmas production of Hamlet, somewhat against the advice of his agent ... See full summary »

Director: Kenneth Branagh
Stars: Michael Maloney, Richard Briers, Hetta Charnley
Romance | Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

An update of the classic Shakespeare story, director Kenneth Branagh shot this movie like a classic 30s musical. The film tells the story of four best friends who swear off love.

Director: Kenneth Branagh
Stars: Alessandro Nivola, Alicia Silverstone, Natascha McElhone
Drama | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Rosalind, the daughter of Duke Senior (the banished duke), is raised at the court of Duke Frederick (who is younger brother to Duke Senior and took over his dukedom), with her cousin Celia ... See full summary »

Director: Kenneth Branagh
Stars: Takuya Shimada, Brian Blessed, Richard Clifford
Sleuth (2007)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

On his sprawling country estate, an aging writer matches wits with the struggling actor who has stolen his wife's heart.

Director: Kenneth Branagh
Stars: Michael Caine, Jude Law, Harold Pinter
Dead Again (1991)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An amnesiac and a private eye find they might have a past life connection.

Director: Kenneth Branagh
Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson, Andy Garcia
Henry V (1989)
Action | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

In the midst of the Hundred Years' War in 1415, the young King Henry V of England embarks on the conquest of France.

Director: Kenneth Branagh
Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Derek Jacobi, Simon Shepherd
Hamlet (1996)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer, his uncle. Meanwhile, war is brewing.

Director: Kenneth Branagh
Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Julie Christie, Derek Jacobi
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Young lovers Hero and Claudio, soon to wed, conspire to get verbal sparring partners and confirmed singles Benedick and Beatrice to wed as well.

Director: Kenneth Branagh
Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson, Keanu Reeves
Swan Song (1993)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

An aging actor remembers his past stage triumphs and contemplates a dim future on the stage of an empty theatre.

Director: Kenneth Branagh
Stars: John Gielgud, Richard Briers
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A jealous king jeopardizes his family, friendships and succession.

Directors: Rob Ashford, Kenneth Branagh
Stars: Miranda Raison, Jaygann Ayeh, Tom Bateman
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Woman
...
Man
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nanette Newman ...
Spa Owner
Edit

Storyline

At a spa where talking is forbidden, an emotionally distraught woman finds solace in the company of a kind man and the two of them gradually fall in love.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Short

Edit

Details

Country:

Release Date:

10 August 2004 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Piano Concerto No. 5: Second Movement
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Alfred Brendel
with Simon Rattle
conducting the Wiener Philharmoniker (Vienna Philharmonic)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Poignant, beautiful
24 September 2003 | by (Larchmont, New York) – See all my reviews

Listening is a poignant, thoughtful and very beautiful little film, superbly acted by Paul McGann and Frances Barber, and gracefully directed by Kenneth Branagh. Branagh demonstrates how emotions are intensified and quickened in the absence of words, in a story about a man and woman who meet during a silent retreat. It's an original look at how words limit us, but also at missed opportunities for love and communication, with or without them. The photography is gorgeous, and the music very effective at heightening emotion.


9 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Listening (2003) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?