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The Year My Parents Went on Vacation

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Original title
O ano em que meus pais saíram de férias
Year
Running time
104 min.
Country
Brazil Brazil
Director
Screenwriter
Cao Hamburger, Cláudio Galperin, Bráulio Mantovani, Anna Muylaert (Story: Cao Hamburger, Cláudio Galperin)
Music
Beto Villares
Cinematography
Adriano Goldman
Cast
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Producer
Gullane Films
Genre
Drama | 1970s. Childhood. Soccer/Football. Comedy-Drama
Synopsis / Plot
Brazil in 1970. The country has been under a military dictatorship since 1964 and, in Mexico, the Brazilian football team is trying to win its third World Cup title. There's nothing that twelve-year-old Mauro wants more than this title because then, Jairzinho, Pelé and company would finally be able to sport that third star on their strip - something that no other team has ever achieved. But then, when his parents suddenly go on holiday, Mauro, whose mother is Catholic and whose father is Jewish, finds himself in the completely different world of his paternal grandfather. Putting the sleepy middle-class town of Minas Gerais behind him, Mauro heads for São Paulo's Bom Retiro district. The area's Greek, Arab, Jewish and above all Italian population makes it one of the city's liveliest quarters.
Awards
2007: Berlin Film Festival: Official Selection
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