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Barfly

Barfly
  • 1987
  • US
  • 99 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Barbet Schroeder
  • Written by: Charles Bukowski
  • Cast: Mickey Rourke, Faye Dunaway, Alice Krige, Jack Nance, JC Quinn

Bar-room bum Rourke finds artistic inspiration in the demon drink, but his discovery by a prestigious literary magazine and the temptations of wealth threaten his relationship with fellow alcoholic Dunaway. Calculating exercise in existentialism, based on the autobiogaphical writings of cult author Charles Bukowski, here energetically impersonated by a game Mickey Rourke.

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