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The Year My Parents Went on Vacation -- A boy is left alone in a Jewish neighborhood in the year of 1970, where both world cup and dictatorship happen in Brazil.
The Year My Parents Went on Vacation -- A boy is left alone in a Jewish neighborhood in the year of 1970, where both world cup and dictatorship happen in Brazil.


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2 November 2006 (Brazil) See more »
A boy is left alone in a Jewish neighborhood in the year of 1970, where both world cup and dictatorship happen in Brazil. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Michel Joelsas ... Mauro
Germano Haiut ... Shlomo
Paulo Autran ... Mótel, Mauro's grandfather
Simone Spoladore ... Bia - Mauro's mother
Eduardo Moreira ... Daniel, Mauro's father

Caio Blat ... Ítalo
Daniela Piepszyk ... Hanna

Liliana De Castro ... Irene (as Liliana Castro)
Rodrigo dos Santos ... Edgar
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Felipe Hanna Braun ... Caco
Gabriel Eric Bursztein ... Bóris
Abrahão Farc ... Anatol
Haim Fridman ... Duda
Edu Guimarães ... Alfredo
Gérson ... Himself (archive footage)
Jairzinho ... Himself (archive footage)
David Kullock ... Haza
Sérgio Mastropasqua ... Man #2

Pelé ... Himself (archive footage)
Rivelino ... Himself (archive footage)
João Saldanha ... Himself (archive footage)
Hugueta Sendacz ... Dona Eidel
Tostão ... Himself (archive footage)

Directed by
Cao Hamburger 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Adriana Falcão  script collaborator
Claudio Galperin 
Cao Hamburger 
Bráulio Mantovani 
Anna Muylaert 

Produced by
Daniel Filho .... co-producer
Caio Gullane .... executive producer
Caio Gullane .... producer
Fabiano Gullane .... executive producer
Fabiano Gullane .... producer
Cao Hamburger .... producer
Sônia Império Hamburger .... executive producer (as Sônia Hamburger)
Débora Ivanov .... associate producer
Fernando Meirelles .... co-producer
Paulo Ribeiro .... associate producer
Carlos Eduardo Rodrigues .... associate producer
Patrick Siaretta .... associate producer
Original Music by
Beto Villares 
Cinematography by
Adriano Goldman 
Film Editing by
Daniel Rezende 
Casting by
Patricia Faria 
Production Design by
Cassio Amarante 
Makeup Department
Anna Van Steen .... makeup designer
Production Management
Alessandra Casolari .... post-production supervisor
André Montenegro .... production manager
Sandra Oksman .... assistant production manager
Malu Tippi .... assistant production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kity Féo .... first assistant director
Carol Lutz Setubal .... third assistant director (as Carol Lutz Klachoun)
Art Department
Kapel Furman .... props (as André Kapel)
Fábio Goldfarb .... set designer
Bia Pessoa .... art painter
Ana Lucia Valentim .... painter
Sound Department
Fabio Abu-Jamra .... assistant sound editor
Luis Bourscheidt .... foley assistant
Roberto Cappannelli .... sound re-recording mixer
Henri Siro Evrard .... assistant sound editor
Roger Hands .... foley artist
Carlos Klachquin .... sound consultant: Dolby
Juliana Lago .... assistant sound editor
Alessandro Laroca .... supervising sound editor
Eduardo Virmond Lima .... sound effects editor
Fernando Lobo .... foley mixer
Antonio Mac-Dowell .... foley editor
Débora Opolski .... dialogue editor
Romeu Quinto .... sound mixer
Armando Torres Jr. .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Sergio Farjalla Jr. .... prop builder
Visual Effects by
Marcelo Ferreira PeeJay .... digital effects artist
Fabian Gamarra .... data manager
Vanessa Mariano .... visual effects
Rogério Marinho .... visual effects
Robson Sartori .... visual effects coordinator
Marcelo Siqueira .... visual effects supervisor
João Theodoro .... 2k scan
Karina Vanes .... post-production coordinator
Ricardo Imbelloni Vitor .... film recording
Ariel Wollinger .... digital intermediate supervisor
Ariel Wollinger .... film recording supervisor
Mariana Zdravca .... post-production coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Israel Basso .... grip
Rodrigo Carvalho .... camera operator
Claudino Guzula .... key grip
Carol Minêm .... video assist operator
Marcelo 'Marcelinho' Oliveira .... gaffer
Animation Department
Rafael Terpins .... animation director
Editorial Department
Alex Ferreira Barreiro .... assistant editor
Alessandra Casolari .... post-production coordinator
Fábio Fatorelli .... assistant editor
Patrícia Nelly .... post-production assistant
Rafael Yamin .... assistant colorist
Music Department
Thacio Palanca .... music production assistant
Fil Pinheiro .... composer assistant
Fil Pinheiro .... music editor
Fil Pinheiro .... musician
Patrícia Portaro .... music clearance
Other crew
Manuela Mandler .... production assistant
Ariadne Mazzetti .... commercial attendant
Florence Narozny .... press attache: Frfance
Jair Neto .... production assistant
Christiane Riera .... consultant
Leticia Tauffenbach .... script supervisor

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Also Known As:
"O Ano em Que Meus Pais Saíram de Férias" - Brazil (original title)
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Rated PG for thematic material, mild language, brief suggestive content, some violence and smoking
Brazil:104 min (theatrical and DVD) | Brazil:110 min | Argentina:104 min | Germany:104 min (Berlin International Film Festival)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Brazil:10 | Canada:PG (Ontario) | France:Unrated | Netherlands:6 | Singapore:PG | Switzerland:7 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:7 (canton of Vaud) | USA:PG

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Brazil's Official Submission to the Best Foreign Language Film Category of the 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008).See more »
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27 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
World Cup and Dictatorship in a Milestone of Brazilian Contemporary History, 12 July 2007
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In 1970, near the World Cup, Daniel Stern (Eduardo Moreira) and his wife Miriam (Simone Spoladore) leaves Belo Horizonte in a hurry and scared with their ten years old son Mauro (Michel Joelsas) in their Volkswagen. While traveling to São Paulo, the couple explains Mauro that they will travel on vacation and will leave Mauro with his grandfather Mótel (Paulo Autran). Daniel promises to return before the first game of the Brazilian National Soccer Team in the Cup. The boy is left in Bom Retiro, a Jewish and Italian neighborhood, and waits for Mótel in front of his apartment. When the next door neighbor Shlomo (Germano Haiut) arrives, he tells the boy that Mótel had just had a heart attack and died. Alone and without knowing where his parents are, the boy is lodged by Shlomo and the Jewish community. Through the young neighbor Hanna (Daniela Piepszyk), Mauro makes new friends, cheers for the Brazilian team and sees the movement of the police and militaries on the streets while waiting for his parents.

In 1970, 90 millions of Brazilians were cheering for the National Soccer Team in the World Cup while the dictatorship had the toughest and cruelest moment against the opposition. I found this touching and sensitive movie amazing, since the director Cao Hamburger was able to brilliantly work with amateurish children and achieve outstanding performances, exposing the political situation of that milestone of Brazilian contemporary history through the eyes of a middle-class boy of ten years old. For me, it is absolutely impressive because I had approximately the same age of Mauro in 1970 and I lived that moment going to school, playing soccer and buttons, going to the beach and to the movie theater and cheering for our National Soccer Team without knowing or understanding clearly what was happening. The story is very simple and dramatic, but never corny, and the very convincing performances of the cast is awesome and touching. Michel Joelsas and Daniela Piepszyk have key roles in the story and I dare to write that two stars are born. My vote is ten.

Title (Brazil): "Ano em Que Meus Pais Saíram de Férias, O" ("The Year When My Parents Went on Vacation")

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