Curated Movies Categorized By Disability, Disorder, Disease And Other Human Challenges

The Legend of the Holy Drinker

The Legend of the Holy Drinker

The Legend of the Holy Drinker

(1988)
NR Drama
Alcoholism
Running time: 127 min
Awards: 9 wins & 3 nominations.





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Written the year the author died, and based on the novella of the same name, it is about a homeless, alcoholic man in 1930's Paris who is lent 200 francs based on the promise that he will pay it back to the local church when he can. The film chronicles the many obsaicles he must surpass to to keep this promise.

Director : Ermanno Olmi
Cast : Rutger Hauer, Anthony Quayle, Sandrine Dumas, Dominique Pinon
Writer : Tullio Kezich, Ermanno Olmi, Joseph Roth (novel)
Language : English, French

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