O Som ao Redor (Neighbouring Sounds)
O Som ao Redor (Neighbouring Sounds) (2012)

A history of violence and oppression threatens to engulf the residents of an affluent seaside community in Neighboring Sounds, a thrilling debut from filmmaker Kleber Mendonca Filho. A palpable sense of unease hangs over a single city block… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 24, 2012
DVD Release Date: May 21, 2013
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

One of the strongest feature debuts of the last decade ...

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Similar to the slow-creep style of Dogtooth director Giorgos Lanthimos, the narrative unfolds with escalating tension, the cause of which is heard and felt but not always seen.

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Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Alberta)

Rural and urban, property lines and blood feuds, family histories and petty battles . . . in a film that reframes Brazil as a place where blood is thicker and murkier than water, even in homes that seem so clean and white and safe.

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Tom Huddleston
Time Out

The film promises a little more than it delivers, and at over two hours there are moments where it drags. But as a statement of intent, 'Neighbouring Sounds' is incredibly bold.

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Pablo Villaça
Chicago Sun-Times

"Neighboring Sounds" presents itself not only as a character study, but also as an authentic socio-economic class study.

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T'Cha Dunlevy
Montreal Gazette

Entrancing but vaguely discomfiting.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

Economically packed with social issues of wealth, property and class, and deft cinematic references, this is a movie built for the modern global high-rise condo market.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

A Brazilian drama with a powerful and enveloping sense of place ...

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Jay Stone

Empty, anxious and puzzling: Neighboring Sounds has an intriguing tone of half-seen unhappiness that never pays off either in black humour or the terror of modern existence.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
A brilliant and extremely thought-provoking Brazilian film that uses a street in Recife as a microcosm for the social issues of middle class, exposing its… More
'Neighbouring Sounds'. A wonderful mix of direction, sound design, classes and characters in this suburban microcosm of Brazil.
Walter M.
n "Neighboring Sounds," Joao(Gustavo Jahn) has spent the night getting acquainted physically with Sofia(Irma Brown). In the morning, they spend a lot… More