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O Pagador de Promessas

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Carrying a political and social punch, this drama about biases and misunderstanding by Brazilian director [[Performer~P174443~Anselmo Duarte~anselmoduarte]] starts with a simple premise. A peasant farmer makes a vow to carry a cross into the local church if his injured donkey is cured. Sure enough, the miracle happens, and the man gives away his land and sets out with a heavy wooden cross to walk the ten miles to his church. But once there, he is locked out -- it is past closing time. While he and his...more

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