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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.

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Director:
Writers:
Adriana Falcão (script collaborator)
Cao Hamburger
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Release Date:
2 November 2006 (Brazil) See more »
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Plot:
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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Awards:
28 wins & 29 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A Child's Mind: The Door to Understanding See more (26 total) »

Cast

  (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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"O Ano em Que Meus Pais Saíram de Férias" - Brazil (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG for thematic material, mild language, brief suggestive content, some violence and smoking
Runtime:
Brazil:104 min (theatrical and DVD) | Brazil:110 min | Argentina:104 min | Germany:104 min (Berlin International Film Festival)
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Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
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

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Brazil's Official Submission to the Best Foreign Language Film Category of the 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008).See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in To Each His Own Cinema (2007)See more »
Soundtrack:
TropicáliaSee more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
A Child's Mind: The Door to Understanding, 8 August 2008
Author: gradyharp from United States

O Ano em Que Meus Pais Saíram de Férias (THE YEAR MY PARENTS WENT ON VACATION) is an amazing little film from Brazil written by Adriana Falcão and Claudio Galperin and directed with panache by Cao Hamberger. It tackles many important issues (political upheaval, religion, ghettos, soccer, aging and more) while telling a very tender story about a young lad forced into a change of life that builds his character and his appreciation for the global community. It works on every level.

The year is 1970, the place is São Paulo during the World Cup Soccer Games, and we meet the young Mauro (Michel Joelsas) as he is swept away from his home by his frantic parents to live in São Paulo with his grandfather: his parents tell him they are going on 'vacation' while in reality they are escaping the dictatorial 'disappearances' that challenged the Brazil of the time. The grandfather lives in the Jewish ghetto and Mauro soon discovers that his would be host has just died. He meets the adjoining neighbor, grumpy old Shlomo (Germano Haiut), who begrudgingly takes Mauro in and allows him to pursue his obsession with soccer. The story winds through the disparities of Jewish life and the governmental changes that are disrupting the flow of this important year for Brazil (there are many film clips of the famous player Pelé which add to the tenor of the story), and as Mauro makes friends with a little girl Hanna (Daniela Piepszyk) the two children are confronted with the realities of political strife and the glories of Brazil's World Cup. By keeping the narrative (in Portuguese, Yiddish and German) to a minimum the beauty of viewing the world and its incongruities through the eyes of children becomes even more touching.

This is one of those films that allows us a vantage of longstanding problems and gives us a fresh view - a factor that helps our understanding of traumas of the history and awareness of similar traumas of the present. Hamberger delivers it with tenderness and is greatly assisted by the artistic cinematography of Adriano Goldman and the musical score by Beto Villares. It is a film well worth seeing at least once! Grady Harp

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