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MY FATHER LIVES IN RIO

Netherlands, 1988 (MIFF 1991, Children's Film Festival)

Director: Ben Sombogaart

Nine year old Liesje lives with her mother and writes letters to her father, who she believes lives in Rio de Janeiro, but who is actually in prison. Liesje wants to visit him in Rio and she saves up all her pocket money, selling valuable stamps from an album her grandfather gave her before he died, in order to buy a plane ticket to Rio.

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