Rent Central Station (1998)

3.8 of 5 from 152 ratings
1h 46min
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Synopsis:
Dora (Montenegro) is a lonely and cynical older woman who spends her days unhappily writing letters for illiterate customers at Rio de Janeiro's Central Station. But things begin to change when she reluctantly befriends a homeless orphan, Josue. When she agrees to help Josue search for the father he's never known, Dora also rediscovers something she'd thought was lost forever: her heart.
Actors:
, , , , , , Stela Freitas, , , Socorro Nobre, Manoel Gomes, Roberto Andrade, Sheyla Kenia, Malcon Soares, Maria Fernandes, Maria Marlene, Christano Camargo, Jorseba-Sebastiano Oliveira, Andréa Albuquerque, Sidney Antunes
Directors:
Writers:
Marcos Bernstein, João Emanuel Carneiro
Others:
Arthur Cohn, Martine De Clermont-Tonnerre
Aka:
Central Do Brazil
Studio:
Buena Vista
Genres:
Children & Family, Drama
Countries:
Brazil, Children & Family, Drama
Awards:

1999 BAFTA Best Foreign Film

1998 Berlinale Golden Bear

1998 Berlinale Silver Bear for Best Actress

1998 Berlinale Prize of the Ecumenical Jury

BBFC:
Release Date:
01/04/2004
Run Time:
106 minutes
Languages:
Portuguese
Subtitles:
English, English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour

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Reviews (2) of Central Station

A touching and welcome respite from City-of-God style portrayals in Brazilian film - Central Station review by CP Customer

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08/11/2010

Another great film from Walter Salles, Central Station is extrememly watchable with great chemistry between it's main characters. It follows the search for young Josue's father after the untimely death of his mother, but really works beautifully upon such a simple plot. Recommended.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Road Movie with a Difference - Central Station review by CW

Spoiler Alert
15/12/2013

This is a film I can return to at various times. A very real "feel good" film fully grounded in reality.

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