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FILM DETAILS
Certificate
15
Cast
Irandhir Santos
Gustavo Jahn
Maeve Jinkings
W. J. Solha.
Directors
Kleber Mendonça Filho.
Screenwriters
Running Time
131 minutes

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Neighbouring Sounds
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Plot
Recife, Brazil. When the inhabitants of a city block experience a spate of burglaries that lead them to call in private security contractors, the knock-on effects are unexpected.


Review
Neighbouring Sounds
Superbly judging tonal shifts and juggling disparate storylines, this snapshot of a Refice street reveals the class, gender, racial and historical fissures in Brazilian society, while also making for riveting drama right down to the shocking sting in the tail.


Verdict
A hugely impressive debut feature from Kleber Mendonça Filho.


Reviewed by David Parkinson

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