Aformer miner from Silesia, Andreas Kartak now lives under the bridges of Paris, with a bottle as his only companion. One day, a rich stranger gives him a large sum of money. Andreas undertakes to repay his benefactor by bringing the money back to the Sainte-Marie church in Batignolles. Eager to keep his promise, the marginal is however torn by the temptation to buy himself a drink...
Inspired by a short story by the Austrian Joseph Roth, The Legend of the Drinking Saint marks a real break in the work of Ermanno Olmi ( The Tree of Clogs ): first literary adaptation, first collaboration with professional actors and first filming far from his native Italy. Set in a phantasmagorical Paris, this initiatory journey of a celestial tramp – Rutger Hauer, unrecognizable in this unsuitable role – tells the poignant story of redemption in fable form. Golden Lion at the 1988 Venice Film Festival, The Legend of the Drinking Saint can be admired for the first time on Blu-ray™ in its sublime 4K restoration.
THE LEGEND OF THE HOLY DRINKER by Ermanno Olmi (1988 - Colors - 128 mins) New 4K restoration English version with French subtitles + Italian version with French subtitles + French version Blu-ray edition
INCLUDED: ORIGINAL TRAILER
BD 50 • HIGH DEFINITION MASTER • 1080/23.98p • AVC ENCODING English Version DTS-HD MA 5.1 & 2.0 / Italian Version DTS-HD MA 2.0 / French Version DTS-HD MA 2.0
French Subtitles • 1.85 format respected • Colors • Film duration: 128 mins