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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 (Moishale)
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, goalie
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
Maurilio Aquino Jr. .... electrician
Israel Basso .... grip
Rodrigo Carvalho .... camera operator
Claudino Guzula .... key grip
Paulinho Lino .... electrician
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

Did You Know?

Director Cao Hamburger spent half a year finding the two leads. There were about 1,000 auditions for the part of Mauro and 200 for Hanna.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in To Each His Own Cinema (2007)See more »
Pra Frente BrasilSee more »


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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
The Year of Grief & Glory, 15 January 2008
Author: Benedict_Cumberbatch from Los Angeles, CA

Coming of age tales seem to be old fashioned, perhaps because we've already got so many of these stories that they all seem the same. "Amarcord" (perhaps the least conventional coming of age film ever made - but what would you expect from Federico Fellini's reminiscences?), "Pelle, the Conqueror", "My Life as a Dog", "Summer of '42" and "Radio Days", just to name a few, are unforgettable films. Naturally, these stories tend to repeat old clichés, but every now and then we get a fresh and sincere coming of age film, even if it's not innovative or particularly original. "O Ano em que Meus Pais Saíram de Férias" aka "The Year My Parents Went on Vacation" is one of those. It's not in the same level as the gems I mentioned, but it's delicate and touching.

Brazil, 1970: military dictatorship haunts the nation, and 12 year-old Mauro (Michel Joelsas) is sent to live in São Paulo with his grandfather (Paulo Autran), when his parents go "on vacation". While he waits for his parents to come back, Mauro roots for Brazil to win the FIFA World Cup for the third time. The movie resembles two good recent flicks, "Kamchatka" (Argentina, 2002) and "The Miracle of Bern" (Germany, 2003), in the way it has dictatorship and soccer at the core of their stories. Without being a masterpiece, "O Ano em que Meus Pais Saíram de Férias" is a nostalgic piece about an important time in Brazilian history. Besides, it was Paulo Autran's (one of, if not THE, greatest Brazilian actors of all time) last movie - an extra reason to check it. 8/10.

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