Cao Hamburger

Screenwriter, Film director

1962 –

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Who is Cao Hamburger?

Carlos Imperio Hamburger is a Brazilian screenwriter and director of movies and TV. He is the creator of the Castelo Rá-Tim-Bum series of programs for children in the TV Cultura of São Paulo, which gave origin to a successful movie with the same title. Castelo Rá-Tim-Bum was one of the most successful children shows to air in Brazil. He directed in 2006 another successful film, O Ano em Que Meus Pais Sairam de Férias, partly based on his childhood memories.

Hamburger was also one of two creative directors for Rio's contribution to the 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony.

Cao is the son of physicists and University of São Paulo professors Ernst Wolfgang Hamburger, of Jewish-German origin, and Amélia Imperio Hamburger, of Italian origin. He has three sisters: Sonia, a film producer, Vera, an art director and Esther, a University Professor. His brother Fernando is a photographer.

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Born
Feb 27, 1962
São Paulo
Also known as
  • Carlos Imperio Hamburger
Parents
Siblings
Ethnicity
  • Jewish people
Nationality
  • Brazil
Profession

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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