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The Listener

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The Listener Movie Details:

Country United States
Language English
Release datesSeptember 9, 2022 (Venice)
March 29, 2024 (United States)
Running time1hr 36min
CastTessa Thompson
Logan Marshall-Green
Derek Cecil
Directed by Steve Buscemi
Written byAlessandro Camon
Produced bySteve Buscemi
Wren Arthur
Tessa Thompson
Oren Moverman
Lauren Hantz
Sean King O’Grady
Bill Stertz
Cinematography by Anka Malatynska
Production CompaniesOlive Productions
Sight Unseen Pictures
Hantz Motion Pictures
Atlas Industries
Distributor Vertical Entertainment

The Listener Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Tessa Thompson as Beth
  • Logan Marshall-Green
  • Derek Cecil
  • Margaret Cho
  • Blu del Barrio
  • Ricky Velez
  • Alia Shawkat
  • Jamie Hector
  • Casey Wilson
  • Bobby Soto
  • Rebecca Hall


The film follows a helpline volunteer who is part of the small army that gets on the phone every night, fielding calls from all kinds of people feeling lonely, broken, etc.

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About The Listener Movie:

The Listener is an American drama film directed by Steve Buscemi and written by Alessandro Camon. The film stars Tessa Thompson in the film’s only on-screen role as a helpline volunteer.

It is an American co-production between Olive Productions, Sight Unseen Pictures, Hantz Motion Pictures, and Atlas Industries.

The filming occurred in Los Angeles in August and September 2021.

The film premiered as the closing film of the Giornate Degli Autori section of the 2022 Venice International Film Festival on September 9, 2022. It was also screened as part of the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival Industry Selects section.

The Listener was released in the United States on March 29, 2024, by Vertical Entertainment.


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