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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 ...
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
Carla Ribas
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  »

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BRL 5,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$168,411 (Brazil) (11 June 2004)

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A Quiet, Engaging Story
15 February 2005 | by (Portland, Oregon) – See all my reviews

Regina, played by Fernanda Montenegro, is an older woman with firm opinions about people and life. Retired, estranged from family, and living with a pet dog, she spends her days (and nights) as a police volunteer reporting criminal activity near her home, a large apartment tower across from Copacabana beach.

The work gives Regina gives purpose and meaning to any otherwise empty life. Much of her success is likely due to the fact that in a neighborhood crowded with young, beautiful people, an elderly woman is practically invisible.

One day she sees a man kill his wife. When the police refuse to act, Regina decides to investigate on her own. The quiet story that follows is engaging, surprising, and full of insights into the life of the elderly.


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