FORMAT: PAL. REGION: 4.
COLOUR RUNNING TIME: 86 MINS.
REVIEW: Based on Armistead Maupin’s (Tales Of The City) international best seller, The Night Listener is a harrowing psychological thriller that blurs the lines between fact and fiction. Celebrated author and radio show host, Gabriel Noone (Robin Williams) strikes up an intense relationship with one of his biggest fans – a 13 year old boy (Rory Caulkin) and his previous foster mother (Toni Collete). The disturbed boy has turned horrific stories of sexual abuse as the hands of his family into a powerful manuscript, which he hopes Gabriel will publish.
When troubling questions arise about the boy’s indentity and many of Gabriel’s friends doubt the boy’s existence at all, Gabriel embarks on a journey to find the truth. But what he discovers is a mystery more profound and unbelievable than any of the embellished stories for which he is famous.