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Central Station ()

Central do Brasil (original title)
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An emotive journey of a former school teacher, who writes letters for illiterate people, and a young boy, whose mother has just died, as they search for the father he never knew.

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  • Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 36 wins & 21 nominations.
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Isadora
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Irene
Vinícius de Oliveira ...
Josué
Soia Lira ...
Ana
Othon Bastos ...
Cezar
Otávio Augusto ...
Pedrão
Stela Freitas ...
Yolanda
Matheus Nachtergaele ...
Isaías
Caio Junqueira ...
Moisés
Socorro Nobre ...
Dora's Client
Manoel Gomes ...
Dora's Client
Roberto Andrade ...
Dora's Client
Sheyla Kenia ...
Dora's Client
Malcon Soares ...
Dora's Client
Maria Fernandes ...
Dora's Client
Maria Marlene ...
Dora's Client
Christano Camargo ...
Dora's Client
Jorseba-Sebastiano Oliveira ...
Dora's Client
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andréa Albuquerque ...
Dora's Client
Sidney Antunes ...
Crente
Rita Assemany ...
Jessé's Wife
João Braz ...
Photo stall owner
Patrícia Brás ...
Dora's Client
Marcelo Carneiro ...
The thief
Telma Cunha ...
Lipstick woman
José Pedro da Costa Filho ...
Cameló
Felícia de Castro ...
Cashier
Marcos de Lima ...
Bené's Son
Preto de Linha ...
Shoeshine Man
Harildo Deda ...
Bené
Antonio Dos Santos ...
Dora's Client
Berto Filho ...
Romeiro 1
Fernando Fulco ...
F-street man
Gildasio Leite ...
Man in the bus
Sônia Leite ...
Woman in the bus 1
Edivaldo Lima ...
Jessé's Son
Nanego Lira ...
Nordeste preacher
Diego Lopes Filho ...
Cachier
Dona Luzia ...
Pilgrim singingin truck
Antônio Marcos ...
Singer
Mário Mendes ...
João - Yolanda's husband
Maria Menezes ...
Waitress
Estelina Moreira da Silva ...
Woman in the bus 2
Esperança Motta ...
Prostituta
Manuel José Neves ...
Walkman owner
Antonieta Noronha ...
Violeta
José Pereira da Silva ...
Dora's Client
Zezão Pereira ...
Bus driver
Everaldo Pontes ...
Dora's Client
José Ramos ...
Pilgrims' driver
Iami Rebouças ...
Woman of the photo
João Rodrigues ...
Praying pilgrim 2
Gideon Rosa ...
Jessé
Inaldo Santana ...
Dora's Client in Nordeste
Cícero Santos ...
Dora's Client
Dona Severina ...
Praying pilgrim 1
Eliane Silva ...
Dora's Client
Ingrid Trigueiro ...
Dora's Client
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Dora's Client (uncredited)

Directed by

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Walter Salles

Written by

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Marcos Bernstein ... (writer)
 
João Emanuel Carneiro ... (writer)
 
Walter Salles ... (story)

Produced by

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Lillian Birnbaum ... executive producer
Paulo Brito ... associate producer
Afonso Coaracy ... line producer
Arthur Cohn ... producer
Paulo Carlos De Brito ... associate producer
Martine de Clermont-Tonnerre ... producer
Jack Gajos ... associate producer
Thomas Garvin ... executive producer
Donald Ranvaud ... executive producer
Robert Redford ... producer
Walter Salles ... producer
Elisa Tolomelli ... line producer

Music by

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Jaques Morelenbaum
Antonio Pinto

Cinematography by

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Walter Carvalho

Film Editing by

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Felipe Lacerda
Isabelle Rathery

Editorial Department

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João Cutileiro Nunes ... assistant editor
Yvan Lucas ... color timer
João Nunes ... first assistant editor (as Joao Nunes)
Patrick Thauvin ... negative cutter

Casting By

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Sérgio Machado

Production Design by

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Cassio Amarante
Carla Caffé

Costume Design by

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Cristina Camargo

Makeup Department

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Antoine Garabedian ... head makeup artist

Production Management

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Beto Bruno ... production supervisor
Afonso Coaracy ... production manager
Leonardo Oest ... assistant production manager
Wellington Pingo ... assistant production manager
Claudia Reis ... assistant production manager
Severo Santos ... assistant production manager
Marcelo Torres ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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João Emanuel Carneiro ... second assistant director
Vinicius Coimbra ... assistant director: Rio de Jameiro
Kátia Lund ... first assistant director
Sérgio Machado ... second assistant director
Cláudia Tavores ... trainee assistant director

Art Department

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Moisés Alexandre ... set painter: Pernambuco
Isac Caffé ... set painter
Mônica Costa ... set designer
Joana Côrtes ... art department trainee
Almir de Azevédo ... art researcher: Pernambuco
Cristiana Duarte ... art department trainee
Paulo Dubois ... set constructor
Cristiana Javier ... art department trainee
Marcelo Larrea ... assistant art director / set designer
Leão ... set constructor: Pernambuco
Zé Luca ... set designer
Joana Mureb ... art department trainee
Joana Penna ... art department trainee
Roberta Pupo ... art department trainee
Marcos Sachs ... set painter
Edmilson Santana ... set constructor: Pernambuco
Marcelo Silva de Lima ... property assistant

Sound Department

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Jean-Claude Brisson ... sound
André Cappello ... foley recordist
Manuel de Souza ... assistant sound editor
Fernando Duca ... boom operator
François Groult ... sound
François Lepeuple ... foley artist
Olivier Marlangeon ... foley artist
Bruno Tarrière ... sound mixer
Mark A. Van Der Willigen ... sound
Waldir Xavier ... sound editor

Special Effects by

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Mauricio Couto Bevilaqua ... special effects supervisor
Sergio Farjalla Jr. ... special effects coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Alberto Bellezia ... second assistant camera
Marcelo Brasil ... first assistant camera
Walter Carvalho ... still photographer
Valdemir Cezar ... key grip: Rio de Janeiro
Claudio Gustavo da Silva ... camera trainee
Hallfman de Amar ... grip
Marcos de Noronha ... best boy
Geraldo Ferreira ... electrician
Natanael Golçalves Souza ... grip
José Gomes ... grip
Marco T. Guglielmoni ... steady cam operater
Júlio Guimarães ... grip
Guzulinha ... grip
Ulisses Malta Jr. ... electrician
Paulo Oliveira ... electrician
Valdeci Pires ... grip
Paula Prandini ... still photographer
Ricardo Sa ... still photographer
Manoel Severino ... grip

Casting Department

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Daniela Braga ... casting assistant
Denise del Cueto ... children casting: Rio de Janeiro
Nilse Oliveira ... casting assistant
Gisele Tolomelli ... casting trainee

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Cacelda Fernandes Da Silva ... costume support
Maria Helena Ferreira ... costume support
Marta Macedo ... wardrobe

Location Management

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Selma Santos ... location manager

Music Department

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Bernardo Bessler ... musician: violin
Marie Christine S. Bessler ... musician: viola
Michel Bessler ... musician: violin
Luiz Brasil ... musician: guitar, viola, and mandolin
Chico César ... composer: song: "Mama África"
José Alves da Silva ... musician: violin
João Daltro de Almeida ... musician: violin
Denner de Castro Campolina ... musician: double bass
Ricardo Amado de Silva ... musician: violin
Walter Hack ... musician: violin
Márcio Malard ... musician: cello (as Márcio Eymard Malard)
Edu Morelembaum ... musician: piano
Jaques Morelenbaum ... musician: cello
Giancarlo Pareschi ... musician: violin
Jesuína N. Passaroto ... musician: viola
Paschoal Perrotta Cordas ... music arranger: strings / musician: violin
Antonio Pinto ... musician: piano
Jorge Kundert Ranevsky ... musician: cello
Siba ... musician: rebec
Marcos Suzano ... musician: percussion
Emmanuel Chamboredon ... soundtrack album producer (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Sueli Mattos ... transportation manager

Other crew

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Claude Abeille ... lawyer
Gilmard Amaro ... trainee production assistant
Daniela Arantes ... production assistant
Ilsa Baptista ... executive assistant
Claudia Bejarano ... production secretary
Vera Bonilha ... assistant acting coach
Eduardo Colombiano ... trainee production assistant
José Antonio Da Silva ... personnel department
José Carlos Da Silva ... personnel department
Isabelle Davis ... production assistant
Edouard de Chabaneix ... production assistant
Jacques Dubecq ... production administrator
Thomas Garvin ... lawyer
Zenilda Grimm ... personnel department
Alice Lefrançois ... production assistant
Mónica Lima ... production assistant
Anna Luiza Müller ... publicist
Wellington Pingo ... set manager
Adelina Pontual ... continuity
Claudia Reis ... trainee production assistant
Eudes Santos ... production assistant
Wellington Silva ... production assistant
Fátima Toledo ... acting coach (as Maria Fatima Toledo) / training of actors: Josué (as Maria Fatima Toledo)

Thanks

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Waldenor Alves Pereira Filho ... thanks
Fabrizia Amarante ... thanks
Dona Angelina ... thanks
Marli Araujo de Macedo ... thanks
André Bei ... thanks
Sophie Bernard ... thanks
Dominique Boitelet ... thanks
Clovis Bueno ... thanks
Elizaberh Campos ... thanks
Eliana Carneiro ... thanks
Naira Carneiro ... thanks
Angela Chequeti ... thanks
Paula Chevallet ... thanks
Olivier Chiavassa ... thanks
Germano Coelho Filho ... thanks
Jean-Jacques Compère ... thanks
Marcos Cotrim ... thanks
Patricia Cunha ... thanks
Kikika da Costa Loureiro ... thanks
Isabel da Costa Svoboda ... thanks
Maria de Fatima da Silva ... thanks
Francisco de Assis Menezes ... thanks
Reginaldo de Castro Barbosa ... thanks
Antonio Fernando de Franceschi ... thanks
Pierre de Rohan Chabot ... thanks
Marcelo Dias Alves ... thanks
Rosa Duran Castro ... thanks
Veronique Durand ... thanks
Elaine Falconi ... thanks
Carlos Fenerich ... thanks
Maria Fernandes ... thanks
Gabriel Jorge Ferreira ... thanks
Keila Filadelfo ... thanks
Casablanca Finish ... thanks
Jacques Forgeas ... thanks
Master Frio Bebedouro ... thanks
João Galhardo Junior ... thanks
Milton Gonçalves ... thanks
Vera Hamburguer ... thanks
Elizabeth Jaguaribe ... thanks
Verônica Julian ... thanks
Maira Jung ... thanks
Eduardo Lannes ... thanks
Antônio Lauro Costa ... thanks
Paul Linhares ... thanks
Bernadeth Lira ... thanks
Milton Longobardi ... thanks
Ana Maria Mariani ... thanks
Yves Marmion ... thanks
George Marques ... thanks
Isabel Christina Martins Monteiro ... thanks
Jorge Melquisedeque ... thanks
Guilherme Menezes de Andrade ... thanks
Frédéric Mitterrand ... thanks
Maninha Moraes ... thanks
Pedro Moreira Salles ... thanks
Padre Murilo ... thanks
Christian Ninnaud ... thanks
Ana Paula Nogueira ... thanks
Olga Paiva ... thanks
Luciana Penna ... thanks
Carmen Perrotta ... thanks
Beth Pessoa ... thanks
Alice Pinheiro da Costa ... thanks
Vilma Gontijo Alves Pinto ... thanks (as Vilma Gontillo Alves Pinto)
Ciro Pirondi ... thanks
Marlene Porto ... thanks
Hélio Ribeiro ... thanks
José Ricci ... thanks
Fernando Rodrigues ... thanks
Teresa Rodrigues ... thanks
Eduardo Saphira ... thanks
Eli Shurtz Pereira ... thanks
Arlete Siaretta ... thanks
Tatiana Stepanenko ... thanks
Claudio Taboada ... thanks
Edgard Tenenbaum ... thanks
Daniela Thomas ... thanks
Catherine Tocheport ... thanks
Ziraldo ... thanks (as Ziraldo Alves Pinto)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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 Anonymous

Plot Keywords
Taglines He was looking for the father he never knew. She was looking for a second chance. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Central Station (World-wide, English title)
  • Central Station (United States)
  • Central Station (United Kingdom)
  • Central Station (Germany)
  • Estación central de Brasil (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 113 min
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Box Office

Budget $2,900,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Vinicius de Oliveira, a shoeshine boy, beat out more than 1,500 other young actors for the role of Josué. See more »
Goofs 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in The Prince of Egypt/Shattered Image/Little Voice/A Simple Plan/Central Station (1998). See more »
Soundtracks Toada e desafio See more »
Quotes Isadora: If you ever miss me, take a look at our little portrait. I say this because I fear that you'll forget me as well. I miss my father. I miss everything. Dora.
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