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By Film Threat Staff | January 23, 2006

IFC Films has acquired North American rights in all media to Bent Hamer’s FACTOTUM, starring Matt Dillon, Lili Taylor and Marisa Tomei. The film premieres at the Sundance Film Festival.

Based on the novel by Charles Bukowski, Factotum is directed by Bent Hamer (Kitchen Stories) and written and produced by Hamer and Jim Stark. IFC Films also released Hamer’s Kitchen Stories in 2004.

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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