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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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Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

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Official Sites:

Official site [Brazil]

Country:

Brazil

Release Date:

4 January 2013 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Neighboring Sounds See more »

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:

$465,082
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color | Black and White (archive footage)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

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

Features Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

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.
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A daring debut
25 March 2013 | by cinematic_aficionadoSee all my reviews

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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