Factotum


1h 34m 2005

Brief Synopsis

Henry aspires to be a writer, but booze and women hamper his pursuit. His flirtations steer him towards Jan. He believes she is a soulmate and falls headlong into a quagmire of passion and mistrust.

Film Details

Also Known As
Factotum: A Man Who Performs Many Jobs
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Adaptation
Biography
Drama
Release Date
2005
Production Company
Bulbul Film; Celluloid Dreams; Celluloid Dreams; IFC Films; Mbp; Mikado Film; Network Movie; Norsk Filmstudio; Norwegian Film Fund (Nff); Norwegian Film Institute (Nfi); Pandora Film Produktion; SF Studios; Stark Sales; StudioCanal; Svensk Filmindustri Norway
Distribution Company
IFC Films; Abc Distribution; Aztec International Entertainment; Calif; Cinemien; Continental Film D.O.O. (Cf); Filmcompagniet; Filmladen Gmbh; Frenetic Films; Fs Film Oy; Genius Products; Golem Distribution; Hollywood Classic Entertainment; IFC Films; Icon; Icon Uk Group; Icon Uk Group; Id Distribution; Mikado Film; Myndform; Pandora Film Produktion; SF Studios; Svensk Filmindustri Norway
Location
St. Paul, Minnesota, USA; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 34m

Synopsis

Henry aspires to be a writer, but booze and women hamper his pursuit. His flirtations steer him towards Jan. He believes she is a soulmate and falls headlong into a quagmire of passion and mistrust.

Film Details

Also Known As
Factotum: A Man Who Performs Many Jobs
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Adaptation
Biography
Drama
Release Date
2005
Production Company
Bulbul Film; Celluloid Dreams; Celluloid Dreams; IFC Films; Mbp; Mikado Film; Network Movie; Norsk Filmstudio; Norwegian Film Fund (Nff); Norwegian Film Institute (Nfi); Pandora Film Produktion; SF Studios; Stark Sales; StudioCanal; Svensk Filmindustri Norway
Distribution Company
IFC Films; Abc Distribution; Aztec International Entertainment; Calif; Cinemien; Continental Film D.O.O. (Cf); Filmcompagniet; Filmladen Gmbh; Frenetic Films; Fs Film Oy; Genius Products; Golem Distribution; Hollywood Classic Entertainment; IFC Films; Icon; Icon Uk Group; Icon Uk Group; Id Distribution; Mikado Film; Myndform; Pandora Film Produktion; SF Studios; Svensk Filmindustri Norway
Location
St. Paul, Minnesota, USA; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 34m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer August 18, 2006

Released in United States on Video December 26, 2006

Released in United States 2005

Released in United States 2006

Released in United States January 2006

Released in United States June 2006

Shown at London Film Festival (Film on the Square) October 19-November 3, 2005.

Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival (World Cinema) April 20-May 4, 2006.

Shown at Brooklyn International Film Festival (Narrative Feature) June 2-11, 2006.

Based on the novel "Factotum" written by Charles Bukowski; published by Black Sparrow Press June 1, 1975. Also includes excerpts from his books "The Days Run Away Like Wild Horses over the Hills," "What Matters Most Is How Well You Walk Through the Fire," "The Captain is Out to Lunch and the Sailors Have Taken over the Ship."

IFC Films acquired North American distribution rights at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival.

Picturehouse was formerly attached to distribute, but dropped film citing "delivery issues" in December 2005.

Released in United States Summer August 18, 2006

Released in United States on Video December 26, 2006

Released in United States 2005 (Shown at London Film Festival (Film on the Square) October 19-November 3, 2005.)

Released in United States 2006 (Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival (World Cinema) April 20-May 4, 2006.)

Released in United States January 2006 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Spectrum) January 19-29, 2006.)

Released in United States June 2006 (Shown at Brooklyn International Film Festival (Narrative Feature) June 2-11, 2006.)