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The Legend of the Holy Drinker

La Leggenda del Santo Bevitore

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Directed by Ermanno Olmi
France, Italy, 1988
Drama

Synopsis

A tramp, haunted by a criminal past, is offered 200 francs by a stranger with one request, that when he can afford it, he return the sum to a chapel. The derelict rejoins a world he no longer knew, finding work, sleeping in beds or dining out with women. But he gets distracted from his obligation.

Synopsis

A tramp, haunted by a criminal past, is offered 200 francs by a stranger with one request, that when he can afford it, he return the sum to a chapel. The derelict rejoins a world he no longer knew, finding work, sleeping in beds or dining out with women. But he gets distracted from his obligation.

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The Legend of the Holy DrinkerDirected byErmanno Olmi

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Awards & Festivals

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Venice Film Festival
1988 | 2 wins including: Golden Lion
Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists
1989 | 2 wins including: Best Director
David di Donatello Awards
1989 | 4 wins including: Best Film
1989 | Nominee: Best Screenplay
Seattle International Film Festival
1989 | Winner: Best Actor

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