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The Year My Parents Went on Vacation

”Vacation” is a euphemism for going underground in Cao Hamburger’s gentle coming-of-age story, set in soccer-mad, politically repressive 1970 Brazil. With his parents ”away,” 12-year-old Mauro (Michel Joelsas), the grandson of Jewish immigrants, pieces together an exile’s resourceful existence in a Sao Paulo apartment, with the help of grandpa’s old Jewish neighbor (Germano Haiut). Life is in the details of community: in a synagogue,on the street, and cheering the great Pelé. B

The Year My Parents Went on Vacation
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  • Movie
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mpaa
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  • 105 minutes
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