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The Given Word

O Pagador de Promessas

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Directed by Anselmo Duarte
Brazil, 1962
Drama

Synopsis

Zé is a very poor man from the Brazilian countryside. His most prized possession is his donkey. When his donkey falls terminally ill, Zé makes a promise to Saint Bárbara: If his donkey recovers, he will carry a cross – like Jesus – all the way from his city to Saint Bárbara’s church.

Synopsis

Zé is a very poor man from the Brazilian countryside. His most prized possession is his donkey. When his donkey falls terminally ill, Zé makes a promise to Saint Bárbara: If his donkey recovers, he will carry a cross – like Jesus – all the way from his city to Saint Bárbara’s church.

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The Given WordDirected byAnselmo Duarte

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Awards & Festivals

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Cannes Film Festival
1962 | Winner: Palme d'Or
Academy Awards
1963 | Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film

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