The Night Listener
A gay talk-show host has recently broken up with his lover. He switches his attention to a young listener, who has a sorry tale of child abuse, syphilis and now a terminal case of AIDS. When the boy is not available, his mom stands in for him. The DJ is intrigued by the pair and decides to meet them both, but that proves problematic. His suspicions aroused, he starts snooping around, leading to surprising revelations...
97 minutes , No persons under 16 Detective/Mystery, Drama, Thriller, On the art circuit
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Robin Williams, Toni Collette, Joe Morton, Bobby Cannavale, Rory Culkin, Sandra Oh, John Cullum, Lisa Emery
Patrick Stettner Screenplay Armistead Maupin, Terry Anderson, Patrick Stettner, from the novel by Armistead Maupin Music Peter Nashel Cinematography Lisa Rinzler Editing Andy Keir Sound formats Dolby Digital Soundtrack Not available
Made in 2006
Produced by Hart-Sharp Entertainment, Forissimo Films, IFC Films
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FPB Report (SA)
Language Strong, fairly frequent
Sex Brief, strong references
Drug abuse None
Comments A powerful dramatic film. One of the themes — paedophilia — may be deeply disturbing for sensitive viewers. Some profanities.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.
ScreenIt Report (USA)
Sex / Nudity Violence Blood / Gore / Gross Guns / Weapons Profanity Alcohol / Drugs Smoking Disrespectful / Bad Attitude Imitative Behaviour Frightening / Tense Scenes Jump Scenes Tense Family Scenes Music (Scary/Tense) Music (Inappropriate) Topics to talk about
Scale (Max) 20 South African Media
Cape Argus/The Star Diane de Beer 10
Die Burger Laetitia Pople 10
Cape Times Michael Phelps 10
Mail & Guardian Shaun de Waal 12
The Citizen Sabrina Dean 12
Sunday Times Barry Ronge 10
24.com Nomfundo Mbaba-Tshabalala 5 International Media
BBC (UK) Stella Papamichael 5
Box Office (USA) Francesca Dinglasan 10
eye Weekly (Canada) Kieran Grant 5
ReelViews (USA) James Berardinelli 15
ScreenIt (USA) 11
IMDB 3053 Netizens 12
Average .. 49% 10
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