About

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 in the state capital. Upon the recover of his donkey, Zé leaves on his journey. He makes it to the church, but the p...

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Directed by

Anselmo Duarte

Written by

Anselmo Duarte (Screenplay)
Dias Gomes (Theatre Play)

Runtime

98 minutes

Country

Brazil

Language

Portuguese

Tagline

The story of a vow that a woman broke and a man kept

Cast

Keywords

brazilian classic

Lists

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film