Wednesday, December 14, 2011


2005 film

Director: Bent Hamer

Writer: Bent Hamer & Jim Stark

Cinematographer: John Christian Rosenlund

Running time: 94 minutes

Country: United States

Tagline: What matters most is how you well you walk through the fire.

Matt Dillon as Henry Chinaski
Lili Taylor as Jan
Marisa Tomei as Laura
Adrienne Shelly as Jerry
Fisher Stevens as Manny
Karen Young as Grace
Didier Flamand as Pierre

This drama centers on Hank Chinaski, the fictional alter-ego of "Factotum" author Charles Bukowski, who wanders around Los Angeles, CA trying to live off jobs which don't interfere with his primary interest, which is writing. Along the way, he fends off the distractions offered by women, drinking and gambling.

  1. Golden Swan- Best Actress Lili Taylor- Copenhagen International Film Festival
  2. Golden Swan- Best Director Bent Hamer- Copenhagen International Film Festival
  3. SDFCS Award- Best Supporting Actress Lili Taylor- San Diego Film Critics Society Awards

Matt Dillon and Mickey Rourke, who played brothers in Francis Ford Coppola's cult film Rumble Fish, both played the role of Henry Chinaski (Rourke played in Barfly).


5 stars out of 5 stars

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