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      The Legend of the Holy Drinker

      1988 2h 5m Drama List
      Reviews 84% Audience Score 250+ Ratings A distinguished gentleman (Anthony Quayle) gives an alcoholic derelict (Rutger Hauer) a large sum of money. Read More Read Less

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      Geoffrey Nowell-Smith Sight & Sound The ordinariness of the film is its greatest strength. The problem comes when it has to represent the extraordinary. Jan 17, 2020 Full Review Eddie Harrison ...Rutger Hauer’s favourite amongst his own movies was untypical of his output; working with the esteemed Ermanno Olmi of Tree of Wooden Clogs fame, he gives a quiet and understated performance in this adaptation of Joseph Roth’s slim novel... Rated: 4/5 Jan 23, 2024 Full Review Grant Watson Fiction Machine Hauer delivers one of his most expressive and enchanting performances ever. Rated: 8/10 Aug 28, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      S R I had been wanting to see this for some time since my friend sent it to me with a bunch of movies, but I needed subtitles and never watched it. I finally tackled it though. A thought provoking movie about miracles and God's involvement in a person's life. Sadly it sometimes fell flat or felt fake. I loved the Paris side of things, showing my places and culture. RUS Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/18/24 Full Review Audience Member Rutger Hauer's greatest performance ever. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Audience Member One of these movies you would capture onto an indestructibe DVD or enduring media and launch into space as one of the hallmarks of our species. Shot in a timeless Paris the movie is magical and deals with most aspects of the human conditions: honesty, truth, childhood frienship, love, betrayal, survival, innocence and most of all hope. Rutger Hauer approached this role with great honesty and purpose and his performance is both modest and masterful. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Audience Member I love this film. I haven't seen it for years and remember seeing it late at night / early hours of the morning and scenes have stayed with me for years. It's slow but it is stunningly performed by Rutger Hauer. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Audience Member la storia è bellissima e significativa, molto simbolica. La regia è studiata benissimo, nulla è al caso, anche il montaggio. Davvero un ottimo film, come più se ne vedono. ps: l'attore assomiglia a mio papà lol Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Ermanno Olmi's finest film star Rutger Hauer in possibly his finest performance. A timeless era plays backdrop to the moving tale of Andreas (Hauer), an ex-miner jailed for murder. Now released and homeless he's given 200 francs by a mysterious stranger (Anthony Quayle), on the condition he turns his life around and repays the debt within one week. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis A distinguished gentleman (Anthony Quayle) gives an alcoholic derelict (Rutger Hauer) a large sum of money.
      Ermanno Olmi
      Roberto Cicutto, Vincenzo De Leo
      Ermanno Olmi, Tullio Kezich
      Production Co
      Cecchi Gori Group Tiger Cinema
      Original Language
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jun 10, 2018
      2h 5m
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