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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Daniel de Oliveira,
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Tite de Lemos,
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
Brazilian movies are always a bit better if it comes to world cinema and this movie called "O outro lado do rua" certainly is among these as well. Not far away from Copacobana Beach we see different types of people. You have the poor, the rich and then there are those who are in between and are actually in some sort middle of nowhere. Regina (Fernando Montenegro) is an aged woman who volunteers for the police by telling them everything she witnesses on the street. When one day she sees with a binocular a man killing his wife, she informs the police who are rather fed up by her helping hands. The truth is a bit more cruel than what she thought as the man was only taking care of his wife who was dying from cancer. Out of the blue comes a relationship between the two. "O outro lado do rua" isn't exactly a sort of cinema that'll change your life as it's all a bit too bland but it gives a beautiful insight in what can happen in extreme moments at where no one knows what to do.
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