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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. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Frances Barber ... Woman

Paul McGann ... Man
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nanette Newman ... Spa Owner

Directed by
Kenneth Branagh 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kenneth Branagh  writer

Produced by
Simon Moseley .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Alex Thomson 
Film Editing by
Neil Farrell 
Sound Department
Gerard McCann .... supervising sound editor
Brian Simmons .... sound mixer
Jack Whittaker .... foley editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Clive Coote .... still photographer
Tammo van Hoorn .... first assistant camera
Editorial Department
Trevor Brown .... colorist
Transportation Department
Terry Pritchard .... transportation captain

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Finland:25 min

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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Yet another masterpiece by Kenneth Branagh, 7 August 2003
Author: TheFlickChic from Little Rhody, America

Kenneth Branagh's short film "Listening" is a 23-minute treat for the senses. Sound and imagery unite to tell the story of a man and woman who find one another while searching for their own inner peace at a spiritual retreat. There is one house rule: no one is to speak while at this retreat. This explains why there is limited dialogue throughout the film. However, the story evolves without speech, which emphasizes the sounds of nature, the emotive musical score and the sweet sound of silence. These elements, combined with great acting, masterful cinematography, and a touch of Branagh's genius yield a unique story with a poignant ending.

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