The Legend of the Holy Drinker
La leggenda del santo bevitore (literally "The legend of the holy drinker") is a 1988 Italian film directed by Ermanno Olmi. It tells the story of a drunken homeless man (played by Rutger Hauer) in Paris who is lent 200 francs by a stranger as long as he promises to repay it to a local church when he can afford to; the film depicts the man's constant frustrations as he attempts to do so. The film won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. It is based on the 1939 novella by the Austrian novelist, Joseph Roth.
- Stars:Rutger Hauer, Anthony Quayle, Sandrine Dumas, Dominique Pinon, Sophie Segalen, Cécile Paoli, Jean-Maurice Chanet, Joseph De Medina, Francesco Aldighieri, Françoise Pinkwasser, Joséphine Lecaille, Maria Mazzocco, Dalila Belatreche,
- Country:Italy, France
- Director:Ermanno Olmi,
- Writer:Tullio Kezich, Ermanno Olmi, Joseph Roth (novel)
La leggenda del santo bevitore (literally "The legend of the holy drinker") is a 1988 Italian film directed by Ermanno Olmi. It tells the story of a drunken homeless man (played by Rutger Hauer) in Paris who is lent 200 francs by a stranger as long as he promises to repay it to a local church when he can afford to; the film depicts the man's constant frustrations as he attempts to do so. The film won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. It is based on the 1939 novella by the Austrian novelist, Joseph Roth. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
The Legend of the Holy Drinker torrent reviews
(us) wrote: Very dark. Definitely not a kids movie. Kept me intrigued the whole time despite its slow pacing. Asa Butterfield has grown quite a bit since Boy in the Striped Pajamas. Sam Jackson as the villain was cool, but felt out of place. I almost needed him to swear at the children to believe his role.
(gb) wrote: affection tribute to spaghetti westerns form Takashi Miike. Typically bonkers and great fun
(ru) wrote: 85%Jodhaa Akbar is a cult classic made in the recent past. The film was heavily criticized prior to its release from my local activists, religious fools and some historians. They claimed that the film leaves the Rajputs in a bad light and some people claiming that Jodhaa was not even Akbar' wife. This mass activity resulted in the film being banned over more than 5 states in India, but yet the film was a major box-office success in the year 2007. I admit that the film is too long and sometimes boring, but in the end it turns out to be such that it gives a content feeling on the viewers. The action scenes, the set pieces, acting and cinematography are really good.
(es) wrote: I loved it! I loved the poetics - intimate, theater-like and Bergman-like at moments structure. And B&W works so good in this movie. Usually when it comes to movies like this you keep in your mind that you're watching the story of an artist. In this case you see a boy's story and it's a touching one, a one that makes you feel. Even though I've rated it so high I don't feel like watching it again. It's like a one-time discovery.
(mx) wrote: Rachael Leigh Cook is still adorable as ever in this personal valentine which took its time reaching theaters.
(de) wrote: Wierd, but kind of cool.
(nl) wrote: While its dips into fantasy and lanky dialogue may bog it down, 'One Magic Christmas' is a surprisingly moving film. Aided by a quality cast, special notes going to the always dependable Stanton and Steenburgen, a whimsical yet subdued score that makes clever use of 'O Christmas Tree', the film provides a much bleaker and more straight look at the holidays for those who are less well off in society than one would expect from Disney.
(ag) wrote: Quite a poor movie to say the least..... Certainly not worth the time to watch it.
(it) wrote: Takes a while to get going, but man oh man, what an ending! Gore, man-eating pigs, decapitations, it's awesome! Clint Howard is also the ugliest man alive, sorry to say.
(ru) wrote: It is a good movie to watch
(fr) wrote: It's funny, I had serious issue with the caricature depiction of Baptist Christians that plagued this film only to discover that a complaint hurled at the movie by the critics was that it featured caricature depictions of liberal arts' colleges. So we've already established that the depictions are caricatures on both sides. It's format even tells you when the climax is and it's dramatically weak. Seeking to fulfill living out the human experience, the movie depiction doesn't even feature one of the paramount aspects of the book: "The most important lesson of my life was that my life wasn't about me" (paraphrase). That's nowhere to be seen. This movie is all about the self-importance of how the characters feel with only Penny's character providing somewhat of a moral standing, and of course, that is drenched in the post-modern cliche of missions work of working with the poor being the highest good. Basically, this film is stupid. It's not without charm, but it's all about this self-seeking character who only helps other people because it gives him fulfillment in the human experience. For a movie that wants to be the new face of Christianity, it is markedly devoid of God or what His desire for us, and instead focuses on man and what we want for God.
(it) wrote: 161031: Such a strange little product. So terrible it wound up being fun. It took me awhile to adjust but I eventually came to enjoy this film. There is some bad acting, and some equally bad special effects, but I could not walk away. Once I identified Quaid, Thewlis and Postlethwaite, their characters grew on me and I even came to embrace the cg Draco, voiced by Connery. By the end of the film, both my little critic (11) and I loved our experience with Dragonheart. So much so I started looking at the next films in the series. Unfortunately I did not see the same actors and therefore not expecting the same results. As this a dual-sided dvd with A New Beginning (2000), I'll be sure to let you know.