Central Station (Central do Brazil) - DVD - 1998 film directed by Walter Salles. Nominated for Best Foreign Film Academy Award - A dour old woman is transformed by a young boy in this charming Brazilian dvd. 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. Nominated for best foreign language film. Stars Fernanda Montenegro, Marilia Pera, VinÃcius de Oliveira and Soia Lira. Audio track in Portuguese and English subtitles. 106 minutes, Rated R.