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  • 90 min
  • Norway, Sweden, United States
  • Retrospective
  • 15 years
  • 2 Screenings

The very first Kosmorama film festival opened with a world premiere! Here's another chance for you to see Bent Hamer's fascinating Bukowski film on the big screen, as a celebration of the 20th Kosmorama.

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Factotum is based on the American author Charles Bukowski's novel by the same name. The story revolves around Bukowski's alter ego, Henry Chinaski. He possesses versatile skills but also a strong inclination not to follow conventional standards and rules. His life consists of poorly paid jobs, life on the road, women, gambling addiction, and alcoholism.

This was the first English-language film that Bent Hamer made after his success with the Norwegian comedies Eggs (1995) and Salmer fra kjøkkenet (2003). Matt Dillon delivers a stellar performance as he portrays Bukowski's alter ego. The film's calm pace, in typical Hamer style, allows for visual richness and a subtle tone that is both humorous and serious at the same time.


Wednesday 06. march 17.00 17.00 Cinemateket
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Sunday 10. march 17.00 17.00 Prinsen 4
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Original title FACTOTUM
Director Bent HAMER
Year 2005
Length 90 min
Country Norway, Sweden, United States
Language English
Subtitles norwegian
Cast Matt DILLON, Lill TAYLOR, Marisa Tomei