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
Official submission of Brazil to the Oscars 2014 best foreign language film category. See more »
Do you carry weapons, Clodoaldo?
To be honest, I can't really say yes and I can't really say no. But I'll show you our best weapon, which is this: a cell-phone. Me and the boys have all the contacts we need.
So, worst-case scenario, you throw the mobile at the bad guy, is that it?
Mr. João, please...
Then you run home and get the real thing. I'm just trying to understand.
I get it, I get it.
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Chorinhos do Grupo Brasil Sonoro
Performed by Beto do Bandolim (bandolim), Alberto Guimaraes (Violao de sete cordas), Geoge Rocha (pandeiro), Nelson Brederode (cavaquinho). See more »
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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