The Legend of the Holy Drinker (film)
|La leggenda del santo bevitore|
Theatrical release poster by Renato Casaro
|Directed by||Ermanno Olmi|
|Written by||Ermanno Olmi|
|Music by||José Padilla Sánchez|
|Edited by||Paolo Cottignola|
The film won the Golden Lion at the 45th edition of the Venice Film Festival. It also won four David di Donatello Awards (for best film, best director, Best cinematography and best editing) and two Silver Ribbons (for best director and best screenplay). The film was selected as the Italian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 61st Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.
A drunken homeless man (Rutger Hauer) in Paris 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.