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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
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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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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: You come to my house, to ask me if I fucked around with some girl's car. Your girl's car. Who got fucked around last night: the car or her?
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A daring debut
25 March 2013 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

In his daring debut, Kleber Mendonça Filho did not just made a film about Brazilian middle class suburbia but placed the audience right on that street.

We take part on the daily lives of the residents, their aspirations and challenges as their characters are opened wide for us to study, judge and ponder upon.

These seemingly ordinary lives that these people lead, experience some sort of change when a street security team is hired to protect them and whilst watching this the question regarding where this is going did pop into my head, it is an area where the new director showed some mastery by not allowing the putting together of the pieces of the puzzle to affect the narrative as we were led to its dramatic conclusion.

An unusual but stimulating experience.


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