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Restored & Unseen: The Legend of the Holy Drinker

Ermanno Olmi / IT, FR, 1988 / 128 min.

This Joseph Roth film adaptation won the Golden Lion award at the Venice film festival. Rutger Hauer stars in the lead role as an alcoholic embarking on a surrealist soul trip. According to many critics, this was Hauer’s finest hour as an actor. 

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Director

Ermanno Olmi

Production year

1988

Country

IT, FR

Original title

The Legend of the Holy Drinker

Length

128 min.

Language

Italian, French, English

Subtitles

ENG

Format

35mm

Part of

Restored & Unseen

At last, a chance to see that Italian classic that’s been on the list for so long? Or relish that wonderful restoration of Blue Movie, the Netherlands’ most talked-about nude film of the seventies, when the Bijlmer district was still a sexual paradise? Restored & Unseen is a biweekly programme featuring classics and recent restorations, with introductions by experts.

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