O Pagador de Promessas (1962) AKA The Given Word


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?

Director: Anselmo Duarte. AKA The Given Word
Writers: Anselmo Duarte, Dias Gomes (play).
Stars: Leonardo Villar, Glória Menezes, Dionísio Azevedo, Geraldo Del Rey, Roberto Ferreira, Antonio Pitanga, Norma Bengell, Othon Bastos, Gilberto Marques, Milton Gaucho, Enoch Torres, Carlos Torres, João Di Sordi, Veveldo Diniz, Maria Conceição, Irenio Simoes, Walter da Silveira, Napoleao Lopes Filho, Cecilia Rabelo, Jurema Penna, Alair Liguori.

1962 Cannes Film Festival – Winner of the Palme d’Or.
1963 Academy Awards – Nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.


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  1. David G
    February 6, 2022

    Great film, also known as The Keeper of Promises. Oscar nominee for best foreign language film. Filmed in Salvador, Brazil.

  2. Vidor
    February 14, 2022

    Oscar nominee **and** Palme d’Or winner. Awesome.

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