The Legend of the Holy Drinker

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La leggenda del santo bevitore (literally "The legend of the holy drinker") is a 1988 Italian film directed by Ermanno Olmi. It tells the story of a drunken homeless man (played by Rutger Hauer) in Paris who is lent 200 francs by a stranger as long as he promises to repay it to a local church when he can afford to; the film depicts the man's constant frustrations as he attempts to do so. The film won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. It is based on the 1939 novella by the Austrian novelist, Joseph Roth.

  1. Ermanno Olmi

    Director, Writer

  2. Joseph Roth

    Writer

  3. Tullio Kezich

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Rutger Hauer

    Rutger Hauer

    Andreas Kartak

  2. Anthony Quayle

    Anthony Quayle

    Distinguished Gentleman

  3. SD

    Sandrine Dumas

    Gaby

  4. Dominique Pinon

    Dominique Pinon

    Woitech

  5. SS

    Sophie Segalen

    Karoline

  6. CP

    Cécile Paoli

    Fur store seller

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Original Title La leggenda del santo bevitore

Status Released

Original Language Italian

Runtime 2h 7m

Budget -

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Homepage -

Release Information

  • September 1, 1988
    Theatrical

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