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Estranged by the degree of corporate influence within the largest U.S. listening station in the world, an aging NSA officer defects and mounts a clandestine counter-listening station high in the Italian alps.

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Giacomo Martelli

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Giacomo Martelli (story), Giacomo Martelli (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Parks ... James Wagley
Maya Sansa ... Francesca Savelli
Andrea Tidona Andrea Tidona ... Gianni Longardo
James Parks ... Anthony Ashe
Matt Patresi ... Guglia Graef
Bruce McGuire ... Phil Kovacs
Vincent Riotta Vincent Riotta ... Frank Vaughan
Terence Beesley ... John Strobel
Carla Cassola Carla Cassola ... Tina Longardo
Giulia Bernardini Giulia Bernardini ... Katherine Palmer
Marc Fiorini ... Lehmann
Adam O'Neill Adam O'Neill ... Louis Perry
Jay Natelle ... Bryden
Claudia Zanella ... Annamaria
Harold Bradley Harold Bradley ... Polygraph Examiner
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Estranged by the degree of corporate influence within the largest U.S. listening station in the world, an aging NSA officer defects and mounts a clandestine counter-listening station high in the Italian alps.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

28 April 2006 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Listening See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR2,870,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$362,742
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EchoFilm, Ammo Films See more »
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Runtime:

(European Film Market)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Lighten up ...... it's only science fiction ...... or is it ?
2 April 2010 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

Like something out of the pages of "The National Enquirer", "The Listening" is entertaining, as long as you don't let facts get in the way of a good story. After all, the best science fiction, is believable science fiction. Michael Parks goes up against the government's National Security Agency and a private corporation supplier, trying to save an innocent Italian woman from their abusive silencing techniques. Though the movie has it's flaws in the logic department, the intriguing subject matter overcomes any glitches in the story. If you are one of those people who is paranoid about "big brother" listening, this is a film you might want to avoid, because it will definitely strike a nerve. - MERK


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