The Legend of the Holy Drinker (1988)

Ermanno Olmi directs Rutger Hauer, Anthony Quayle and Dominique Pinon in this arthouse parable where a drunken homeless man is lent 200 francs by a pious stranger, under the promise he’ll repay it to a local church when he is back on his feet.

Feels very much like a novella turned into a feature length film. There is a certain simplicity and literary pretension to this that will either lose you or seduce you. I liked this – despite a certain ambient predictability. It is nice seeing Hauer in a serious, full fat role… even if in my heart of hearts I’d much rather see him kick ass and take names in some substandard action B-Movie that wouldn’t even make my top 10 for him.


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