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Neighboring Sounds (2012)
"O Som ao Redor" (original title)

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The lives of the residents of a Brazilian apartment building and the security guards who get the job guarding the surrounding streets.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ana Rita Gurgel ...
Ana Lúcia
Caio Almeida ...
Namorado
...
Bia
Dida Maia ...
Marido
Felipe Bandeira ...
Nelson
Gustavo Jahn ...
João
Irma Brown ...
Sofia
Mauricéia Conceição ...
Mariá
Graziela Santos da Rocha ...
Neta 1
Gabriela Santos da Rocha ...
Neta 2
Júlio Rodrugues ...
Vendedor de CD
Rubens Santos ...
Adailton
Bruno Negaum ...
Pacote
Arthur Canavarro ...
Romualdo
Allyson Arruda ...
Vendedor de CD 2
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Storyline

Life in a middle-class neighborhood in present day Recife, Brazil, takes an unexpected turn after the arrival of an independent private security firm. The presence of these men brings a sense of safety and a good deal of anxiety to a culture which runs on fear. Meanwhile, Bia, married and mother of two, must find a way to deal with the constant barking and howling of her neighbor's dog. A slice of 'Braziliana', a reflection on history, violence and noise. Written by O Som ao Redor

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Drama | Thriller

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4 January 2013 (Brazil)  »

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Budget:

BRL 1,860,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,500 (USA) (31 August 2012)

Gross:

$32,240 (USA) (31 August 2012)
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First theatrical film directed by Kleber Mendonça Filho. See more »

Quotes

Dinho: Where's Sophia?
João: Yeah, we broke up, man.
Dinho: Oh, man. That's too bad. I liked her.
João: Yeah, so did I. It was great. But she has some other story, somewhere else.
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bizarre
11 July 2013 | by (nowhere) – See all my reviews

Interesting. Strange. The editing. The framing. I like it but I'm not sure if I love it. It's quite unique and daring but at the same time it doesn't touch me deep. It has both mature and amateur touch that I don't trust the filmmaker. The use of sound, for example, seems too manipulative at times. The film has many suggestive elements conveying how the film is more than what it seems on the surface, but I'm not sure if they're just clever ploys for critics. I'm not really keen on the ending. Things come together too much. I rather see it ends with a more open-ended approach.

However, it's worth seeing and it's likely to stay in your mind for sometime, which is a good thing.


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