IT'S 1970, and Brazil is ruled by right-wing generals who have given civil liberties the boot. But most minds are on Brazil's Pele-led soccer team, which is on its way to winning the World Cup.
The team has no greater fan than young Mauro who, with no warning, is sent to live with his grandfather while his left-leaning parents go "on vacation," actually going into hiding from the secret police.
The boy arrives at his grandfather's high-rise apartment in Sao Paulo to discover that the old man, a barber, had just died of a heart attack while shaving a customer.
Mauro is taken in by one of his grandfather's neighbors, Shlomo, an elderly Jewish gentleman who is shocked to discover that the boy is a goy
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