- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 46 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: July 13, 1999
- Originally Released: 1998
- Label: Sony Pictures
Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada) Encoding
Packaging: Keep Case
Audio Commentary by Salles, Montenegro, and Producer Cohn
Talent & Filmographies
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Rolling Stone - 12/10/1998
"...A Brazilian film of uncommon grace....A work of imperishable heart..."
Sight and Sound - 03/??/1999
"...[A] microcosm of Brazilian life both intimate and eloquent..."
Entertainment Weekly - 12/11/1998
"...A richly tender and moving experience....Salles displays a pure, unpatronizing feel for the poetry of broken lives..." -- Rating: A-
New York Times - 11/20/1998
"...Beautifully observed and featuring a bravura performance by the Brazilian actress Fernanda Montenegro....[A] lovely, stirring film..."
Box Office - 11/01/1998
"...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..."
Premiere - 12/01/1998
"...Its humanism is genuinely felt....The kind of movie that's rarely made anymore: an unromanticized look into completely unglamorous lives..."
USA Today - 07/16/1999
"...Montenegro clicks with nonprofessional co-star Vinicius de Oliveira, and director Walter Salles has a flair for outdoor compositions..."
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.