Saturday, 30 July 2011

Central Station

Central Station (1998)



Plot:
A lonely former schoolteacher, Dora, ekes out a living writing and mailing letters for illiterate passersby in Rio's Central Station. Dora's lonely existence is shattered when one of her clients, a young mother is killed outside the station--her child, Josue, is left behind, devastated. Coming to terms with the fact that Josue is now homeless and with nowhere to go, the cynical Dora takes it upon herself to care for the woman's orphaned young son. Resisting her initial impulse to make a quick profit off the child, Dora commits to returning him to his father in Brazil's remote Northeast. As buses and trucks carry the motley pair through the increasingly unfamiliar terrain, Dora and Josue defy their initial aversion to each other, journeying closer together and deeper inside themsleves. The trip becomes a quest for their own identities: one boy's search for his father; and one woman's search for her heart. 


Trailer:


Great story, fantastic. Recommended!

12 comments:

  1. That... sounds depressing as Hell.

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  2. I agree that does sound depressing, I dont think I could watch that right now, it'd put me over the edge.

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  3. It doesn't sound that depressing, but still doesn't sound totally my thing.

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  4. Sad, but, it's a really beautiful story!

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  5. Not a big fan of movies that are too depressing. So I'll steer clear of this one then.

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  6. not my thing so i'll have to wait for your next review ^^

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  7. Looks cool...a little sad though. Thanks :D

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  8. Seems to be a sad story, but I like also this kind of movies, i'll check it =)
    Nice review

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  9. Thanks for the recommendation, I'll have to check it out.

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