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

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

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Trivia

Official submission of Brazil to the Oscars 2014 best foreign language film category. See more »

Quotes

Tio Anco: Do you carry weapons, Clodoaldo?
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.
João: So, worst-case scenario, you throw the mobile at the bad guy, is that it?
Clodoaldo: Mr. João, please...
João: Then you run home and get the real thing. I'm just trying to understand.
Clodoaldo: I get it, I get it.
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Connections

References Jackie Brown (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Chorinhos do Grupo Brasil Sonoro
Performed by Beto do Bandolim (bandolim), Alberto Guimaraes (Violao de sete cordas), Geoge Rocha (pandeiro), Nelson Brederode (cavaquinho).
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A great achievement!
6 January 2015 | by filipe-arteSee all my reviews

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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Official Sites:

Official site [Brazil]

Country:

Brazil

Release Date:

4 January 2013 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

BRL1,860,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,666, 26 August 2012

Gross USA:

$60,255

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$467,491
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color | Black and White (archive footage)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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