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The Other Side of the Street (2004)
"O Outro Lado da Rua" (original title)

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Fernanda Montenegro plays a retired woman who keeps snooping everybody in her neighborhood, until she thinks she sees an ex cop (Raul Cortez) commit murder and becomes a police informant.

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Raul Cortez ...
Camargo
Laura Cardoso ...
Patolina
Luiz Carlos Persy ...
Alcides
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Regina's Son
Caio Ramos ...
Regina's Grandson
Eliana César ...
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Mauro José
Milene Pizarro ...
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Walmir
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Mariana Gomes
Fábio Lago
Carla Ribas
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Regina, a lonely 65 year old who works on the neighborhood watch for the police in Copacabana, believes to have witnessed a murder in the building across the street, and ends up getting involved with the suspect in a potentially dangerous chain of events that will force her to take stock of her life. Written by Marcos Bernstein

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BRL 5,200,000 (estimated)

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$87,750 (Brazil) (28 May 2004)

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$168,411 (Brazil) (11 June 2004)
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A touching movie about loneliness and love
22 November 2004 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

"The Other Side of the Street" is one of those wonderful films that may be a little hard to take in, but that are so worth the experience. It brilliantly tells a story of a woman on her 60s who is desperately lonely, who is looking for some reason to feel alive and needed. When she witnesses something strange happening on the other side of the street, she immediately finds a way to bring that event into her own dark life. Once more, Fernanda Montenegro proves to be an amazing actress, by giving to her character different nuances of one single self. She is just perfect. It's an actor's film, beautifully directed by M. Bernstein, co-writer of "Central Station". And the music, or the lack of it at some points, transfers the feeling of loneliness from the screen right into the audience. I definitely recommend this film, for those who wish to reflect about the consequences of modern times on common people's lives.


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