Factotum (2005)

2005 | Norway / USA | Bent Hamer | ★★★★

Based on Charles Bukowski's 1975 novel, idiosyncratic Norwegian film-maker Bent Hamer's melancholically hilarious Factotum is a rambling, plotless, picaresque journey to nowhere in particular, featuring a memorably sozzled central performance from Matt Dillon.


"Based on the novel by Charles Bukowski, this is the story of a man living on the edge, of a writer who is willing to risk everything to make sure that his life is his poetry. Henry Chinaski (Matt Dillon) works in factories and warehouses to support what he really wants to do: drink, bet on the horses, take up with women as rootless as he is and, above all, write stories that no one wants to publish." Icon Home Entertainment