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The Year My Parents Went on Vacation (O Ano em que meus pais sairam de ferias) (Brazil, 2006)

Directed by Cao Hamburger. Cast: Germano Haiut, Simone Spoladore, Caio Blat, Eduardo Moreira, Liliana Castro, Rodrigo Dos Santos, Paulo Autran, Michel Joelsas, Daniela Piepszyk. "In 1970, near the World Cup, Daniel Stern and his wife Miriam leaves Belo Horizonte in a hurry and scared with their ten years old son Mauro in their Volkswagen. While traveling to Sao Paulo, the couple explains Mauro that they will travel on vacation and will leave Mauro with his grandfather Motel. 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 Motel in front of his apartment. When the next door neighbor Shlomo arrives, he tells the boy that Motel 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, 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." [IMDB] Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. 90 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database