Central Station Image
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 38 Ratings

Summary: A young boy's (Oliveira) mother is killed in front of Rio de Janeiro's Central Station. Homeless and with nowhere to turn, he is reluctantly befriended by a lonely and cynical woman (Montenegro). Resisting her initial impulse to make a quick profit off the child, she commits to returning him to his father in Brazil's remote Northeast. The trip becomes a quest for their own identities: one boy's search for his father, and one woman's search for her heart. (Sony Pictures Classics)
Runtime: 113 min
Rating: Rated R for language.
Production: Canal+
Genre: Drama
Countries: Brazil, France
Languages: German, Portuguese
Home Release Date: Jul 13, 1999
Director Credit
Walter Salles Director
Writer Credit
João Emanuel Carneiro Writer
Marcos Bernstein Writer
Walter Salles Writer
Principal Cast Credit
Fernanda Montenegro Dora
Vinícius de Oliveira Josué
Cast Credit
Caio Junqueira Moisés
Malcon Soares Dora's Client
Manoel Gomes Dora's Client
Maria Fernandes Dora's Client
Marília Pêra Irene
Matheus Nachtergaele Isaías
Otávio Augusto Pedrão
Othon Bastos Cesar
Roberto Andrade Dora's Client
Sheyla Kenia Dora's Client
Socorro Nobre Dora's Client
Soia Lira Ana
Stela Freitas Yolanda
Producer Credit
Afonso Coaracy Line Producer
Arthur Cohn Producer
Donald Ranvaud Executive Producer
Elisa Tolomelli Executive Producer
Jack Gajos Associate Producer
Lillian Birnbaum Executive Producer
Martine de Clermont-Tonnerre Producer
Paulo Brito Associate Producer
Paulo Carlos De Brito Associate Producer
Thomas Garvin Executive Producer
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