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O Som ao Redor
The film is set on the street where director Kleber Mendonça Filho used to live and one of the locations was his own apartment. 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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O Teto Esta Descascando
Composed and performed by Stela Campos.
from the soundtrack "Enjaulado - Musica Para Ouvir Trancado"
of the film "Enjualdo" (1997), by Kleber Mendonca Filho.
Fonograma independente. See more »
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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