Based on the novel by Charles Bukowski, Factotum is the story of a man living on the edge, of a writer who is willing to risk everything to make sure that his life is his poetry. The excitement of betting at the race track, the passion of his love affairs with the women - Jan and Laura - who like to drink as much as he does, his pleasure in observing the small things in life and always his writing - these are the things that keep Hank Chinaski going. "Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must live." Charles Bukowski Henry Chinaski works in factories and warehouses to support what he really wants to do: drink, bet on the horses, take up with women as rootless as he is and, above all, write stories that no one wants to publish.
What matters most is how you well you walk through the fire.