He was looking for the father he never knew. She was looking for a second chance.
An emotive journey of a former school teacher, who write letters for illiterate people, and a young boy, whose mother has just died, in search for the father he never knew.
113 min, Canada:115 min, Finland:110 min, Netherlands:108 min, Germany:108 min
2.35 : 1
Rated R for language.
Letter, Boy, Teacher, Brazil, Human Relationship
Journey of Self-Discovery, Orphans, Death of a Parent
Compassionate, Bleak, Gritty, Heartwarming, Drab
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Central Station (Portuguese: Central do Brasil) is a 1998 Brazilian-French drama film set in Brazil. It tells the story of a young boy's friendship with a jaded middle-aged woman. The film was adapted by Marcos Bernstein and João Emanuel Carneiro from a story by Walter Salles and it was directed by the latter. It features Fernanda Montenegro and Vinícius de Oliveira in the major roles. The film's title in Portuguese, Central do Brasil, is the name of Rio de Janeiro's main railway station. The film premiered at the 48th Berlin International Film Festival.