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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 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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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 »

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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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Well done and dull.
18 February 2013 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

The film reminded me of "The Class" (France 2008). Just change the school by a handful of houses in the same street. The relationships among the characters are unveiled as the story goes, there is nothing special about any of them, there is nothing special going on in theirs lives. It looks like a very casual portrait of any given month in Recife.

People made a lot of fuss about the private security guys that show up, about the claustrophobic feeling, about the master/servant relation depicted all the time, but in fact, it is not big deal. It is no news. It is simply how life is down here.

For a foreigner it may look strange, odd, annoying, maybe violent, but down here it is our daily life. That's how things are. In that sense the film is dull. Didn't bring us anything new, didn't show anything we are not used to see daily around us.


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