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In ascolto (2006)

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.

Director:

Giacomo Martelli

Writers:

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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Storyline

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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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Details

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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Company Credits

Production Co:

EchoFilm, Ammo Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(European Film Market)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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a stunning visual trip
31 August 2006 | by bathshebathreeSee all my reviews

I saw this beautifully shot film recently.... to be honest I was expecting to watch a good thriller, pass a couple of hours and that's about it. What I discovered was an incredibly fascinating story where, wonder of wonders, I actually felt I was learning something valuable without being preached to...

But the biggest surprise was how moving, honest and sensitive the performances were .... and most of all - how visually stunning the film was.. I was taken on a journey through all the atmospheric 'landscapes', both literal and metaphorical.

Great stuff! A quiet but powerful film. The Listening is undoubtedly one of the best movie surprises of 2006.


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