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Central Station | 1998 | R | - 2.4.6

In this Brazilian drama (in Portuguese, with English subtitles), a woman begrudgingly helps a young boy find his long lost father after the boy's mother is killed. Starring Fernanda Montenegro, Vinicius de Oliveira, Marilia Pera, Soia Lira, Othon Bastos, Otavio Augusto, Stela Freitas, Matheus Nachtergaele and Caio Junqueira.

SEX/NUDITY 2 - Sexual innuendo. A woman wears cleavage-revealing outfits and we see a woman in her slip twice.

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VIOLENCE/GORE 4 - A woman is hit by a bus and killed; we see her slightly bloody arm, then her entire body lying underneath the bus. From a distance, we see a man shoot and kill another man. A woman tells another about an organization that kills children and sells their organs. A woman grabs and pulls another woman by the arm, ripping her shirt. We see and hear a man and a boy urinating.

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LANGUAGE 6 - We read 3 F-words, many anatomical references, a few scatological references, many mild obscenities, a few slang terms and several insults.

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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Death, abandonment, hope, stealing, lying.
MESSAGE - Even if your own dreams never materialized, you should encourage others to follows theirs; it's quite possible they could come true.
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