Factotum (2005)

dir. Bent Hamer

starring: Matt Dillon, Lili Taylor

genre: Drama

Factotum stars Matt Dillon, fresh from his gripping role in (and Oscar nod for) Crash, who portrays an unrealistically handsome Charles Bukowski, the writer/barfly upon whose 1975 novel the film is based. Norwegian Bent Hamer directs Dillon and his love interest Lily Taylor with a lack of sentimentality. Filmed in a lackluster section of Minneapolis, the setting reveals the characters as survivors on the fringe of society trying to connect in an indifferent world.

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