The Legend of the Holy Drinker

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Overview

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.

Movie Data

Facts

Original Title La leggenda del santo bevitore

Status Released

Original Language Italian

Runtime 2h 7m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • September 1, 1988
    Theatrical

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Cast 13

  1. Rutger Hauer

    Rutger Hauer
    Andreas Kartak

  2. Anthony Quayle

    Anthony Quayle
    Distinguished Gentleman

  3. SD
  4. Dominique Pinon
  5. SS

    Sophie Segalen
    Karoline

  6. CP

    Cécile Paoli
    Fur store seller

  7. JC

    Jean-Maurice Chanet
    Daniel Kanjak

  8. JD
  9. FA
  10. Françoise Pinkwasser
  11. JL

    Joséphine Lecaille
    Fat man's wife

  12. MM

    Maria Mazzocco
    Tari-Bari owner

  13. DB

Crew 17

Art

  1. Gianni Quaranta

    Gianni Quaranta
    Production Design

  2. JC

    Jean-Jacques Caziot
    Set Decoration

  3. PT

    Philippe Turlure
    Set Decoration

Camera

  1. Dante Spinotti

    Dante Spinotti
    Director of Photography

Costume & Make-Up

  1. AM

    Anne-Marie Marchand
    Costume Design

Directing

  1. Ermanno Olmi

    Ermanno Olmi
    Director

Editing

  1. PC
  2. Ermanno Olmi

    Ermanno Olmi
    Editor

  3. FO

    Fabio Olmi
    Editor

Production

  1. Mario Cecchi Gori

    Mario Cecchi Gori
    Executive Producer

  2. Vittorio Cecchi Gori

    Vittorio Cecchi Gori
    Executive Producer

  3. RC

    Roberto Cicutto
    Producer

  4. RC

    Roberto Cicutto
    Co-Producer

Sound

  1. AD

Writing

  1. TK
  2. Ermanno Olmi

    Ermanno Olmi
    Writer

  3. JR

    Joseph Roth
    Writer

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