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Neighboring Sounds (2012)

O Som ao Redor (original title)
Unrated | | Drama, Thriller | 4 January 2013 (Brazil)
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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
...
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

Certificate:

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4 January 2013 (Brazil)  »

Also Known As:

Neighboring Sounds  »

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Box Office

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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

First theatrical film directed by Kleber Mendonça Filho. See more »

Quotes

Dinho: Hello.
Clodoaldo: You little fucking thief. The street now has security, you bastard. Try to bugler a car now. I'll kill you scumbag.
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Connections

References Jackie Brown (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Papa Frango
(2007)
Composed by João do Morro (as Joao do Morro)
Performed by João do Morro (as Joao do Morro)
Fonograma Independente cedido pelo autor
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A great achievement!

Being not only a Brazilian but a northeaster as well, I have to tell you that it is strange to see that so many people around the world actually enjoyed this film.

I though to be very concerned to those who would understand the language, the situations and the causes of all of this. Well, seems that I was wrong and the themes exposed here are bound to be more universal than I expected.

Every moment of Kleber Mendonças'Neighboring Sounds could be opened for discussion as subject of semiotics. The symbolism is so present and so meaningful that I was overwhelmed.

A truly masterpiece, that have to be seen with very opened eyes.


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