In 1970, Brazil and the world seem to have been turned upside-down, but 12 year-old Mauro’s worries have nothing to do with the military regime which controls the country. His biggest dream is to see Brazil become three-time winner of the World Cup. Suddenly, he is torn from his parents and taken to live in a “strange” and fun-filled community – Bom Retiro, a district in São Paulo which is home to a large Jewish and Italian community, among others cultures. A moving story about overcoming your limits and solidarity. From the renowned director of the TV series and feature-film "Castelo-Ra-Tim-Bum", which received great reviews in Brazil and around the world and is presently directing a TV series for HBO. The final draft of the screenplay is by Academy Award nominee Braulio Mantovani and editor is Oscar nominee Daniel Rezende.
Partners & financing
A Gullane Filmes and Caos Produções production
In co-production with Miravista and Globo Filmes
Distribution in Latin America: Buena Vista International
Sales Agent: Films Distribution