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Director: Walter Salles     Starring: Fernanda Montenegro
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40114259
UPC: 043396038332
UPC 14: 00043396038332
Rating: Game Rating Code
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A moving tale of the human spirit concerning an orphaned boy befriended by a lonely and cynical woman.
Editor's Note
Fernanda Montenegro's affecting performance, nominated for a Best Actress Oscar, is the centerpiece in this acclaimed Brazilian film. In the bustling heart of Rio de Janeiro, a young boy witnesses the accidental death of his mother. When a lonely, retired schoolteacher (Montenegro) reluctantly agrees to care for the boy, they begin a journey across the countryside on which they learn valuable lessons about each other and the human spirit.


Video Features DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1, English, Subtitled

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Sony
Video Release Date Release Date: 10/2/2012
Video Play Time Running Time: 106 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1998
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 03833
Video UPC UPC: 00043396038332
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: Portuguese
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: Portuguese
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Vinicius De Oliveira
Video Cast Info Fernanda Montenegro
Video Cast Info Marília Pêra
Video Cast Info Joao Emanuel Carneiro - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Martine de Clermont-Tonnerre - Producer
Video Cast Info Walter Carvalho - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Antonio Pinto - Composer
Video Cast Info Arthur Cohn - Producer
Video Cast Info Marcus Bernstein - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Jaques Morelembaum - Composer
Video Cast Info Walter Salles Jr. - Director

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone
"...A Brazilian film of uncommon grace....A work of imperishable heart..." 12/10/1998 p.131

Sight and Sound
"...[A] microcosm of Brazilian life both intimate and eloquent..." 03/??/1999 p.37-8

Entertainment Weekly
"...A richly tender and moving experience....Salles displays a pure, unpatronizing feel for the poetry of broken lives..." -- Rating: A- 12/11/1998 p.52

New York Times
"...Beautifully observed and featuring a bravura performance by the Brazilian actress Fernanda Montenegro....[A] lovely, stirring film..." 11/20/1998 p.E10

Box Office
"...A sincere film....Backed by an arresting performance from Montenegro, the film's strength is subtlety....CENTRAL STATION'S emotional ending is honest and moving..." 11/01/1998 p.154

"...Its humanism is genuinely felt....The kind of movie that's rarely made anymore: an unromanticized look into completely unglamorous lives..." 12/01/1998 p.33

USA Today
"...Montenegro clicks with nonprofessional co-star Vinicius de Oliveira, and director Walter Salles has a flair for outdoor compositions..." 07/16/1999 p.9E

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Montenegro,Fernanda
Product attributeLabel:   Columbia/tri-Star
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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