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Legend of the Holy Drinker, The


Italy 1988,
Dir. Ermanno Olmi
In Italian, French, English with English subtitles
Rating: [M] Offensive language & sexual references
Genres: Foreign Cinema, Drama

Topics: Drugs & Alcohol, Religion.


Aroview: Rutger Hauer plays a drunken homeless man 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, though his attempts to do so are constantly thwarted. The story of spirituality and communion is relayed with little dialogue or action, and based on the 1939 novella by the Austrian novelist Joseph Roth.

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DVD Features

  • cast and/or crew interviews
  • English subtitles for the hearing impaired
  • aspect ratio: 1.85:1

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