Thursday, October 3, 2013

391. O Pagador de Promessas

O Pagador de Promessas
Keeper of Promises
Directed by Anselmo Duarte

The main character's best friend is a donkey.  I am sorry, but as soon as I realized that, I had a hard time enjoying this movie.  I mean, this isn't a Disney film and I am not even sure that the donkey and Ze were…platonic.  Then they added in a bunch of religious elements and that was it for me.

Ze vows that if someone saves Eeyore he will give away his land and carry a cross to a church in Bahia.  But the priest at the church doesn't want the cross which I guess makes Ze a hero?  I really don't know.

Okay, so I will admit that the parts about the Catholic Church really interested me.  I have always been intrigued about the exploitations of the Catholic Institution (I even wrote a paper on it once).  Watching some of the characters interact with each other was pretty upsetting; in fact, my favorite character turned out to be the ass.

I don't have too much to say about this film.  It was pretty dull but I suppose it did get somewhat of a reaction from me, which is all a movie can really hope to do.

RATING: **---

Interesting Facts:

First Brazilian film to be nominated by the Academy.

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1 comment:

  1. Who is the worst character: The naive and stubborn farmer or the bitchy priest? I disliked them both.