The Listening (In Ascolto) (2006)
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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
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The important and intriguing issue of classified global audio surveillance of private citizens is all but garbled in The Listening.
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.
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