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O Pagador de Promessas

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8.3/10 Letterboxd

Director  Anselmo Duarte
Story by  Dias Gomes
Country  Brazil
8.3/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Language  Portuguese
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Release date  August 6, 1962 (1962-08-06)
Based on  O Pagador de Promessas by Dias Gomes
Writer  Anselmo Duarte (screenplay), Dias Gomes (based on a play by), Dias Gomes (adaptation)
Screenplay  Anselmo Duarte, Dias Gomes
Cast  Leonardo Villar (Zé do Burro / Donkey Jack), Glória Menezes (Rosa), Dionísio Azevedo (Olavo, the priest), Geraldo Del Rey (Bonitao / 'Handsome'), Roberto Ferreira (Dede), Othon Bastos (Reporter)
Similar movies  Antonio Pitanga and others appear in The Given Word and Barravento

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O Pagador de Promessas ([u paɡaˈdoʁ dʒi pɾoˈmɛsɐs], Keeper of Promises) is a 1962 Brazilian drama film directed by Anselmo Duarte. Duarte adapted the screenplay himself from the famous stage play written by Dias Gomes. Shot in Salvador, Bahia, it stars Leonardo Villar.


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It won the Palme d'Or at the 1962 Cannes Film Festival, becoming the first (and to date the only) Brazilian film to achieve that feat. A year later, it also became the first Brazilian and South American film nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

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Zé do Burro (Leonardo Villar) is a landowner from Nordeste. His best friend is a donkey. When his donkey falls terminally ill, Zé promises to a Candomblé orisha, Iansan, that if his donkey recovers, he will give away his land to the poor and carry a cross all the way from his farm to the Saint Bárbara Church in Salvador, Bahia, where he will offer the cross to the local priest. Upon the recovery of his donkey, Zé leaves on his journey. The movie begins as Zé, followed by his wife Rosa (Glória Menezes), arrives outside the church. The local priest (Dionísio Azevedo) refuses to accept the cross once he hears about Zé's "pagan" pledge and the reasons behind it. Everyone attempts to manipulate the innocent and naïve Zé. The local Candomblé worshippers, for example, want to use him as a leader against the discrimination they suffer from the Roman Catholic Church. The sensationalist newspapers transform his promise to give away his land into a "communist" call for land reform (which still is a very controversial issue in Brazil). When Zé is shot by the police to prevent his way into the church, the Candomblé worshippers put his dead body on the cross and force their way into the church.

Main cast

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  • Leonardo Villar as Zé do Burro (Donkey Jack)
  • Glória Menezes as Rosa, Zé's wife
  • Dionísio Azevedo as Olavo, the priest
  • Geraldo Del Rey as Bonitão (Handsome)
  • Norma Bengell as Marly, the prostitute
  • Othon Bastos as the Reporter
  • Antônio Pitanga as Coca, the capoeira player
  • Awards and nominations

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    Academy Awards

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  • Best Foreign Language Film (nominated)

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    Cannes Film Festival

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  • Palme d'Or – Anselmo Duarte (won)
  • Cartagena Film Festival

  • Special Jury Prize – Anselmo Duarte (won)
  • San Francisco International Film Festival

  • Golden Gate Award for Best Film – Anselmo Duarte (won)
  • Golden Gate Award for Best Musical Score – Gabriel Migliori (won)
  • References

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