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The Year My Parents Went on Vacation

Release Date: February 15, 2008 (NY)
Studio: City Lights Pictures
Director: Cao Hamburger
Screenwriter: Cao Hamburger
Starring: Michel Joelsas, Daniela Piepszyk, Liliana Castro
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: PG (for thematic material, mild language, brief suggestive content, some violence and smoking)
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Plot Summary: Set in the turbulent year of 1970, this poignant and humorous coming of age story thrusts twelve year-old Mauro (Michel Joelsas) into a maelstrom of political and personal upheaval. When his left-wing militant parents are forced to go underground, Mauro is left in the care of his Jewish grandfather’s neighbor in Sao Paulo. Suddenly finding himself an exile in his own country, he is forced to create an ersatz family from the religiously diverse and colorful population of his new neighborhood.

Mauro befriends tomboyish, street smart Hanna (Daniela Piepszyk) and develops a crush on Irene (Liliana Castro,) a pretty waitress in a local bar where everyone, including Mauro, an ardent soccer fan, gathers to watch iconic star Pelé in the 1970 World Cup championship which Mauro hopes to watch with his parents if they return to Brazil in time…

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