The Listening (In Ascolto)
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The Listening (In Ascolto)
A spy discovers a new tool of his trade has put an innocent woman in danger in this political thriller. In the late 1990's, the National Security Agency teams up with a computer software firm, Wendell Crenshaw, to implement a new surveillance technology called Echelon, which will allow intelligence operatives to tap into telephone systems (both cellular and land line) to watch and listen to nearly anyone they choose. Francesca (Maya Sansa), who works at an art gallery in Italy, one day finds a briefcase containing classified documents regarding the Echelon system, and it isn't long… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The important and intriguing issue of classified global audio surveillance of private citizens is all but garbled in The Listening."
‑ Robert Koehler, Variety
"The Listening isn't really a thriller -- it's mostly a droning conspiracy theory dressed up in moderately exotic locales, high-tech jargon and a moralizing spying-is-wrong message."
‑ Tim Grierson, L.A. Weekly
"It has the earmarks of a lavish, high budget production for an all-star cast but the way it's done reminds me of the first time I tried to get up on skis."
‑ Jules Brenner, Cinema Signals
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