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The Given Word (O Pagador de Promessas)

Directed by


Starring
Leonardo Villar Leonardo Villar
Zé do Burro / Donkey Jack
Dionísio Azevedo Dionísio Azevedo
Olavo, the Priest
Geraldo Del Rey Geraldo Del Rey
Bonitão / Handsome
Norma Bengell Norma Bengell
Marly, the Prostitute
Othon Bastos Othon Bastos
Reporter
Antonio Pitanga Antonio Pitanga
Coca, the Capoeira Fighter


Written by
Anselmo Duarte Anselmo Duarte
(screenplay)
Dias Gomes Dias Gomes
(based on a play by)


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1 year, 8 months ago at Jul 30 23:38
(OK) A sort of 'Big carnival' in Salvador, open air, with the victim/hero in the middle of chaos. The theatrical origin doesn't bother the style and composition, but is a bit heavy on dialogues. The force of direction imposes over the many thesis of the story...
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A simple yet devout Christian makes a vow to Saint Barbara after she saves his donkey, but everyone he meets seems determined to misunderstand his intentions. Will he be able to keep his promise in the end?
Release date: 17 April 1962
Tags: 1960s (5), Drama (4), 1962 (4), Religion (3), Brazilian (3), Oscar Nominee (3), Brazil (3), Portuguese (2), Reporter (2), Based On Play (2), Church (2), Cannes (2), Cross (2), 95 Min. (1), Religious Faith (1), Religiosity (1), Christ Figure (1), Masochism (1)
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