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The Legend of the Holy Drinker (1988)

La leggenda del santo bevitore (original title)
An alcoholic man wants to return the money he has borrowed.

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Andreas Kartak
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Distinguished Gentleman
Sandrine Dumas ...
Gaby
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Woitech
Sophie Segalen ...
Karoline
Cécile Paoli ...
Fur store seller
Jean-Maurice Chanet ...
Daniel Kanjak
Joseph De Medina ...
Fat man
Francesco Aldighieri ...
Policeman (as Franco Aldighieri)
Françoise Pinkwasser ...
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Joséphine Lecaille ...
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Maria Mazzocco ...
Tari-Bari owner
Dalila Belatreche ...
Thérèse
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An alcoholic man wants to return the money he has borrowed.

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2 September 1988 (Italy)  »

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La leyenda del santo bebedor  »

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In Joseph Roth's eponymous novella, Andreas' old friend from the school days is a footballer. In the film, the character of Kanjak is presented as a famous boxer instead. See more »

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Referenced in Allemaal film: De amerikaanse droom (2007) See more »

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A film which gives the audience time to think.
14 November 2003 | by (Hereford, England) – See all my reviews

This simple tale is told at a pace which allows the audience time to reflect within the context of the moral challenges it presents. The result is a level of engagement far superior to the gamut of empty sophistication in the movie world. One is able to explore the implications of the actions and decisions of Hauer's character without leaving the narrative - there is no pressure for post viewing reflection when the spell of the film is broken and thought is coloured by a context inappropriate to the narrative. Here is a complete experience - moving, profound and visually beautiful - if only Hollywood could produce cinema of this standard.


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