Director: Bent Hamer
Norway, 2005, 93 min
Cast:Matt Dillon, Lili Taylor, Marisa Tomei, Didier Flamand
Crew:Producers: Bent Hamer, Jim Stark - Executive Producer: Christine Kunewa Walker - Screenwriter: Bent Hamer, Jim Stark - Editor: Pål Gengenbach - Cinematographer: John Christian Rosenlund - Original Score: Kristin Asbjørnsen - Sound: Petter Fladeby - Costume designer: Tere Duncan - Scenography: Eve Cauley Turner
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. Based on the book by Charles Bukowski.
About the director
Director, writer and producer Bent Hamer's last feature film Kitchen Stories as well as his first feature Eggs premiered at the Directors' Fortnight in Cannes. His films went on to win numerous awards around the world, including the International Film Critics Prize (FIPRESCI) twice and the European Distribution Award for Kitchen Stories in Cannes 2003