Saturday, February 02, 2019

Legend of the Holy Drinker currently on Amazon Prime

I just noticed that Legend of the Holy Drinker, based on Joseph Roth's novella, is available to view for free on Amazon Prime. I loved Roth's story and found this movie version with Rutger Hauer very well done.

In one of his letters, Joseph Roth wrote, "There are miracles in my life, poor little miracles, but miracles just the same—only fair for a poor little believer like myself," which sounds like it could be be a prefiguration and a partial summary for the novella. If you're looking for a change of pace (and it does go at a slow pace), I highly recommend taking advantage of the free viewing.


mudpuddle said...

quote: "the video is not available in your country (for some reason)...

Dwight said...

I know when I searched for it two versions came up and one wasn't available to play, but I don't know if that was the issue with your try.

Sorry to hear you can't access it. Since I recommend it, hopefully it will be available to you before too long.