Dora, a dour old woman, works at a Rio de Janeiro central station, writing letters for customers and mailing them. She hates customers and calls them 'trash'. Josue is a 9-year-old boy who never met his father. His mother is sending letters to his father through Dora. When she dies in a car accident, Dora takes Josue and takes a trip with him to find his father.Written by
Central do Brasil is the name of Rio de Janeiro's Central Station. See more »
When Dora got off the bus leaving Josue behind, she entered a diner, and in the view of the wall off to the side there were three stacks of plastic red crates containing empty soda bottles. Following a quick cut away and return to the same view, there's only one stack of red crates, the others were replaced by two stacks of larger milk style crates of different colors. See more »
[dictating a letter]
My darling, My heart belongs to you. No matter what you've done, I still love you. I love you. While you're locked in there all those years, I'll be locked up out here, waiting for you.
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This movie is special.It shows the real Brasil with a simple but beautiful and touching story about a little boy looking for the father he never knew and a woman looking for a second chance. The performers are brilliant! Fernanda Montenegro is extraordinary in the role of Dora.The chemistry between the main characters (Dora and Josué) is splendid. The film photography is wonderful, so as the instrumental soundtrack. Central do Brasil(Central Station) is one of the best movies I have ever seen.
Be ready to weep and be happy!
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