Central Station


A woman who makes a living by writing letters to illiterate people, meets a little boy, while transcribing a letter for his mother to his father, at a Rio metro station. When his mother is accidentally killed in the streets of Rio he becomes homeless and the letter writer is the only connection he has with his father. They go about looking for the little boy's father, and in the end they find something far greater than what they were looking for.
Central Station focuses on a redemptive friendship between an old woman and a young boy and features a hope-inspiring quest for family identity and religious salvation in the countryside.


113 minutes.
All ages .
Drama

Showtimes

You need to iron out those creases on yur face!
You need to iron out those creases on yur face!

Credits

Cast
Fernanda Montenegro, Marlilia Pera, Vinicius de Oliveira, Soia Lira
Director
Walter Salles
ScreenplayWalter Salles ,Marcos Bernstein, Joao Emanuel Carneiro
MusicJaques Morelembaum, Antonio Pinto
CinematographyWalter Calvalho
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in1998
Produced byLe Studio Canal+, Riofilme, MACT Productions, Videofilms

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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Movies for Africa
Ian Douglas
13
Movies for Africa
Violet Jacobs
15
Cape Argus
Derek Wilson
20
The Cape Times
Jean-Pierre Rossouw
15
The Star
Darryl Accone
18
Rapport
Barrie Hough
16
TV3 Screenplay
Barry Ronge
18
SA City Life
15
eye Weekly
Tom Lyons
15
Rough Cut
Brian Sites
19
Film Review
John Binns
10

What the People say

Internet
1226 Netizens
17

Average .. 80%

16

Visitor Ratings

Scale (Max)20
Heather Smith 18

Average .. 90%

18

Visitor Comments

Morgan Commins: This movie should have stayed a short story. It reminded me greatly of one of the Russian short story authors. The actual story did not justify such a long-winded move. While the emotions were strong and the acting realistic, I found myself looking at the surrounding countryside most of the time wishing the movie would make some sort of conclusion!

Heather Smith: Excellent Movie! This is the first foreign film I've ever seen, and this movie has really got me interested into viewing others. The acting is astounding as well as the emotions. I highly recommend this movie to anyone.






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