Central Station (Central do Brasil)
Academy Award® Nominee
The film centers on a young boy (Vinicius de Oliveira) whose 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... View more >
Profanity, mature themes
Starring Fernanda Montenegro, Sonia Lira, Vinicius de Oliveira... View more >
Nominated for Best Actress (Fernanda Montenegro), Best Foreign Language Film
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I saw "Central Station" in 1998 and it blew me away.This is one of those rare movies that came out of Brazil. Fernanada Montenegro won and Oscar nomination as a woman who writes letter for people who can't read. He befriends a boy Vinicius De Oliverira who is searching for his father. The close friendshiip between the two's friendship are as powerful as the city in which they lived. I love this movie because not of the chemistry between the woman and the boy, but a rare view of the mean streets of Brazil.
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