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Listen (2020)

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In the London suburbs, Bela and Jota face serious difficulties when "social services" raise concerns about the safety of their three children. The 7-year-old daughter's deafness triggers a process in the system that seems to go on forever.

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Ana Rocha (as Ana Rocha De Sousa)

Writers:

Paula Alvarez Vaccaro (as Paula Vaccaro), Aaron Brookner | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lúcia Moniz ... Bela
Sophia Myles ... Ann Payne
Ruben Garcia Ruben Garcia ... Jota
Kiran Sonia Sawar ... Anjali
James Felner James Felner ... Diego
Brian Bovell Brian Bovell ... Social Services Officer
Maisie Sly Maisie Sly ... Lu
Danai Bouzala Danai Bouzala ... Postwoman
Lola Weeks Lola Weeks ... Baby Jessy
Kiki Weeks Kiki Weeks ... Baby Jessy
Sam Bird Sam Bird ... Off-License Costumer
Victoria Cordoba Victoria Cordoba ... Off-License Cashier
Geoffrey Kirkness Geoffrey Kirkness ... Neighbour
Susanna Cappellaro ... Teacher
Jon Rumney ... Hearing Aid Shopkeeper
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In the London suburbs, Bela and Jota face serious difficulties when "social services" raise concerns about the safety of their three children. The 7-year-old daughter's deafness triggers a process in the system that seems to go on forever.

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In December 2020, Portugal's submission Listen was disqualified for having more than half of its dialogue in English. Portugal's selection committee submitted a second film, Vitalina Varela. See more »

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Bela: Of course we are depressed, they took our kids away. Who would not feel depressed in this situation ?
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Great movie with a powerful message!
25 October 2020 | by henriquemmdSee all my reviews

The story centers around an immigrant couple that fights the system to get their kids back! Basically, the movie explanes the way social services behaves with immigrant families in the UK. As a Portuguese I felt every pain in Lucia's eyes and the anger she felt when they took her kids away. UK should be ashamed of their behavior! The government must change the law now!! The movie is based on real events and I hope the real family is proud with all the actors that portraits every character.


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English | Portuguese

Release Date:

22 October 2020 (Portugal) See more »

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$281,807
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