This film is based on a Charles Bukowski novel. That's probably all that needs to be said about Factotum, but if you're unfamiliar with the late writer's work, this adaptation concerns the ins and outs of Bukowski stand-in Henry Chinaski (nicely played by Matt Dillon), an unrepentant drunk who gets fired from job after job while he drinks, slacks, gambles,… read more!
Movies Directed by Bent Hamer (in alphabetical order)
In the late 1940s, a Swedish research institute hell-bent on collecting the most random data about Scandinavian household behavior sends a squad of researchers into rural Norway to study the kitchen habits of old Norwegian bachelors. The one rule the researchers must follow: never interact with their "hosts", but simply sit in the corner of the room (in ridiculously high… read more!
Sweet little comedy, dry as a bone, about a train engineer named Odd Horten (Baard Owe) – and for the record, "Odd" is not an odd name in Norway, where this film was made – and the mild trouble he gets into after he retires from his job. Hamer gave us the similarly gentle Kitchen Stories and seems to have… read more!