According to Hank, the most important thing is to live the life of a poet. This necessitates a steady diet of alcohol, cigarettes, women and writing. Matt Dillon (“Drugstore Cowboy”) plays Hank Chinaski, the alter ego of iconoclastic street-poet Charles Bukowski (1920-1994), with integrity and charm. According to the director, Bukowski packed complicated themes into simple words and not the other way round.
Bent Hamer (*1956)studied film and literature and went to theStockholm Film School. 1994 he founded hisproduction company BulBul Film. His filmFactotum was screened at FILMFEST HAMBURG 005.
Norway, USA, Germany
Bent Hamer, Jim Stark
Matt Dillon, Lili Taylor, Marisa Tomei, Fisher Stevens