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Factotum (2006)

Factotum

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

August 18, 2006 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

94 min.

Production Budget

$1 millions

Studio

IFC Films

Official Site

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Cast and Crew


Director

Bent Hamer

Producer

Bent Hamer, Jim Stark

Screenwriter

Bent Hamer, Jim Stark

Starring

  • Matt Dillon as Henry Chinaski
  • Lili Taylor
  • Marisa Tomei as Laura
  • Fisher Stevens
  • Didier Flamand
  • Adrienne Shelly
  • Karen Young
  • Tony Lyons

Story


Based on the acclaimed second novel by Charles Bukowski. "Factotum" was published in 1975. The character of Henry Chinaski is widely known to be Bukowski's alter ego.

Henry Chinaski (Dillon) considers himself a writer, and on occasion writes. Mostly he quests for the booze and women that sidetrack and seduce, rather than inspire greatness. When he falls for Jan (Taylor), the soulful connection fails to save either from their self-destructive ways, and the relationship totters between earnest connection and reflective loathing. With exceptional performances that capture the intoxicated journey though life and art, "Factotum" is the story of a man living on the edge; a writer who risks everything, tries anything, and finds poetry in life's pleasure and pain.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..richly textured, bittersweet and likely to leave you tipsy with laughter...”
by Matthew Leyland [BBC Films]
“..a sweetly observed character study of a thoughtful man..”
by Ray Bennett [The Hollywood Reporter at Cannes]
“..may be an unlikely follow-up to 'Kitchen Stories', but it's no less wise, warm and wonderful...”
by [Time Out]