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The Legend of the Holy Drinker (La leggenda del santo bevitore)

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Release Date:January 1, 1988
Running time:125 minutes
Cast:Rutger Hauer, Anthony Quayle, Sandrine Dumas
Director:Ermanno Olmi
Writer:Tullio Kezich

Description: Italian director Ermanno Olmi serves up another tale of dignity amongst the rabble in Legend of the Holy Drinker. Rutger Hauer plays an alcoholic derelict who comes into a large sum of money. Though his benefactor is a human stranger, Hauer attributes his windfall to Santo Bevitor, or the saint of drunkards. When Hauer tries to pay back the favor, he is constantly thwarted by society's better people. Distinguished by its long, portentous silent passages and by the consistently offbeat performances of stars Rutger Hauer and Anthony Quayle, The Legend of the Holy Drinker (originally La Leggenda del Santo Bevitor) is in the eyes of some observers superior to its source, a novel by Joseph Roth titled Die Legende des Helligen Trinkers.~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

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