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Central Station

R| 1 hr. 50 min.

Plot Summary
Bitter former schoolteacher Dora (Fernanda Montenegro) supports herself by taking dictation from illiterate people in Rio de Janeiro who want to write letters to their families and then pocketing their money without ever mailing the envelopes. One day, Josue (Vinicius De Oliveira), the 9-year-old son of one of her clients, is left alone when his mother is killed in a bus accident. Reluctantly taking him in, Dora joins the boy on a road trip to find his long-missing father.

Cast: Fernanda Montenegro , Marília Pêra , Vinicius De Oliveira , Soia Lira , Othon Bastos , Otávio Augusto , Matheus Nachtergaele , Caio Junqueira

Director: Walter Salles

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Home Vision Entertainment, Sony Pictures Classics

Central Station (1998)

Release Date: November 20th, 1998|1 hr. 50 min.

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