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Central Station(Central do Brasil)

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Brazil, France · 1998
Rated R · 1h 53m
Director Walter Salles
Starring Fernanda Montenegro, Vinícius de Oliveira, Marília Pêra, Othon Bastos
Genre Drama

When a ten-year-old child loses his mother in a tragic accident, retired school teacher Dora takes him on a journey to find his father. Together the two travel across Brazil in hopes of finding the family that the young boy has never known.

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The A.V. Club by

While the cinematography is gorgeous and the script extremely sharp, Central Station owes much of its strength to its two mismatched leads.


New Times (L.A.) by Jean Oppenheimer

But in a calculated move that pays off handsomely, the picture's remarkable power is reserved for the end, when the intertwining themes coalesce in an extraordinarily satisfying and stirring way.


Time by Richard Schickel

[Salles]'s imagery, like his storytelling, is clear, often unaffectedly lovely, and quietly, powerfully haunting.


Chicago Sun-Times by Roger Ebert

The movie's success rests largely on the shoulders of Fernanda Montenegro, an actress who successfully defeats any temptation to allow sentimentality to wreck her relationship with the child.


Variety by Todd McCarthy

Montenegro carries the film su-perbly with her portrait of gritty strength being worn down to a state of tattered vulnerability, while newcomer de Oliveira, a shoeshine boy who won the role over 1,500 other aspirants, is engagingly natural and happily doesn't beg for viewer sympathy.

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