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Genres Drama Thriller
Running Time 124 min
MPAA rating Unrated
Release Date Aug 24, 2012
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Neighbouring Sounds (O som ao redor)

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 Mendonça Filho. A palpable sense of unease hangs over a single city block in the coastal town of Recife, Brazil. Home to prosperous families and the servants who work for them, the area is ruled by an aging patriarch and his sons. When a private security firm is reluctantly brought in to protect the residents from a recent spate of… Show more

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Dec. 5, 2012 - Boston.com - Ty Burr, Globe Staff

‘Neighboring Sounds” unfolds like a casual nightmare in the light of day. A slice-of-life drama set in a high-rise neighborhood a few blocks off the beach in Recife, Brazil, the film follows a handful of characters about their daily business. Not much happens, yet a smog of doom hangs in the air. Distant industrial noises clang, as though the apocalypse were waiting just outside the frame. If the old surrealist Luis Bunuel were still around, he might find this jaundiced world familiar.

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