Central Station | 1998

Drama, Foreign
A lonely former schoolteacher, Dora, ekes out a living writing and mailing letters for illiterate passersby in Rio's Central Station. Dora's lonely existence is shattered when one of her clients, a young mother is ...more
Director: Walter Salles
Awards: 1 Golden Globe win. Another 7 wins & 4 nominations | full awards »

Cast

... Dora

Actor

... Irene

Actor

... Josue

Actor

... Ana

Actor

... Cesar

Actor

... Pedrao

Actor

... Yolanda

Actor

... Isaias

Actor

... Moises

Actor

... Dora's 1st Letter Client

Actor

... Dora's 2nd Letter Client

Actor

... Dora's 3rd Letter Client

Actor

Company

Arane

Production Company

Brazilian Ministry of Culture

Production Company

French Ministry of Culture

Production Company

MACT Productions

Production Company

Municipal Board of Culture Rio de Janeiro

Production Company

Nippon Hoso Kyokai (NHK)

Production Company

Synopsis

A lonely former schoolteacher, Dora, ekes out a living writing and mailing letters for illiterate passersby in Rio's Central Station. Dora's lonely existence is shattered when one of her clients, a young mother is killed outside the station--her child, Josue, is left behind, devastated. Coming to terms with the fact that Josue is now homeless and with nowhere to go, the cynical Dora takes it upon herself to care for the woman's orphaned young son. Resisting her initial impulse to make a quick profit off the child, Dora commits to returning him to his father in Brazil's remote Northeast. As buses and trucks carry the motley pair through the increasingly unfamiliar terrain, Dora and Josue defy their initial aversion to each other, journeying closer together and deeper inside themsleves. The trip becomes a quest for their own identities: one boy's search for his father; and one woman's search for her heart.

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