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O ano em que meus pais saíram de férias

The Year My Parents Went On Vacation

Das Jahr als meine Eltern im Urlaub waren

Daniela Piepszyk (Actress)

Michel Joelsas (Actor)

Cao Hamburger (Director)

Germano Haiut (Actor)

Fabiano Gullane (Producer)

Vincenzo Bugno (Moderator)

 
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THE YEAR MY PARENTS WENT ON VACATION

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 popu lation makes it one of the city's liveliest quarters. And then all at once it's the final and Italy are to play Brazil in Mexico City.
Director Cao Hamburger: "Football is just a backdrop for this film. What I really wanted to do was look at the myth that envelops the Brazilian all-star line-up of 1970. I think that any English taxi driver over 50 can still rattle off the names of the members of the Brazilian team. I also wanted to dispel a couple of widespread prejudices. When people in England for example think of Brazil, the first things that spring to mind are the Indios, the jungle and the favelas. Put together, it all inspired me to tell this story."

Brazil 2006, 104 min

by

Cao Hamburger

with

Michel Joelsas
Germano Haiut
Daniela Piepszyk
Simone Spoladore
Caio Blat
Eduardo Moreira

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