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Year: 2005
USA: IFC Films
UK: Icon Film Distribution
Cast: Matt Dillon, Lili Taylor, Fisher Stevens, Marisa Tomei, Didier Flamand, Adrienne Shelly, Karen Young, Tony Lyons, Matthew Feeney, Jim Brockhohn, Jimmy Brockhohn, Chris Carlson, Joseph Courtemanche, Frank Crandell, Christopher Day, Diane Kelson, Geoff Schilz, Annie Wallick, Jim Westcott
Director: Bent Hamer
Countries: USA / Norway
USA & UK: 93 mins
USA Rated: R for language and sexual content
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language, sex and sex references
USA Release Date: 18 August 2006 (Limited Release - New York and Los Angeles)
USA DVD Release Date: 26 December 2006
UK Release Date: 18 November 2005

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"Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must live."
Charles Bukowski

Henry Chinaski (Matt 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 (Lili 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 novel by Charles Bukowski, FACTOTUM 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.

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