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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 Secretary of Justice (Raul Cortez) commit murder and becomes a police informant.


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Credited cast:
Raul Cortez ...
Laura Cardoso ...
Luiz Carlos Persy ...
Miguel Lunardi ...
Regina's Son
Caio Ramos ...
Regina's Grandson
Eliana César ...
Camargo's Daughter
Mauro José
Milene Pizarro ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Déo Garcez
Mariana Gomes
Fábio Lago
Fernando Serra


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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Release Date:

31 May 2006 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Ablak Copacabánán  »

Box Office


BRL 5,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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Other Side...?
25 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just saw this film here in NYC...where to begin. I don't see why it garnered so much praise from film festivals. The pace was extremely sluggish, the were no real plot points to speak of, and the dialogue was not that good.

There were some cute moments, but they are not enough to prop this film up or make a story. The characters have no backstory (or very little), and we have no reason to care about them. Some of the ideas of the script could have been used to fashion a story about something, a detective story perhaps, but as it is, no dice. I'd pass on this one. The minutes dragged like hours, I kept waiting for something to happen, but it never did. Oh, and it was full of "moody moments" (I hate those), where the camera focuses on the character, who supposedly is experiencing something internally (we don't know what), and mood music...it was depressing! The story didn't even make it off the runway.

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