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Central Station

1998 Rated R 1hr 46m

Dora (Fernanda Montenegro), who writes letters for illiterate people at Rio de Janeiro's central railroad station, feels compelled to help 9-year-old Josué (Vinicius De Oliveira) locate his estranged father after the child's mother dies in a car accident. This Oscar-nominated drama follows the interplay between Dora and the boy during their journey to Brazil's remote Northeast region, their bond growing ever stronger with each mile logged.

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Movie Details

1999 Independent Spirit Awards®
  • Best Foreign Film nominee
1999 BAFTA®
  • Best Foreign Language Film
1999 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Foreign Language Film
  • Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
1999 Academy Award®
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

Portuguese: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Other features

Commentary by director Walter Salles, star Fernanda Montenegro and producer Arthur Cohn.