Barfly

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Comedy drama

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Rourke plays one Henry Chimaski, habitué of the Golden Horn, a '40s down-town LA dive where no iceman cometh, but one day battered princess Wanda (Dunaway) does. A few hard days' nights in Wanda's flat has the two barflies abandoning their tentative move towards a mutual expression of need in favour of rejoining the death-wish trail. Chimaski is as articulate as a lorry, so the arrival of 'beautiful' literary agent Tully (Krige) in pursuit of his genius and punchy charm comes as a surprise; his refusal of her largesse is merely a chance to show Integrity. Schroeder's direction of Charles Bukowski's script is consistent with the film's throwaway mood, stresses the upbeat, and mercifully eschews seriousness, cleverly relying on Robby Müller's efficient colour photography to create atmosphere.
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Release details

UK release:

1987

Duration:

100 mins

Cast and crew

Cast:

Sandy Martin, Mickey Rourke, JC Quinn, Faye Dunaway, Jack Nance, Alice Krige, Frank Stallone

Cinematography:

Robby Müller

Director:

Barbet Schroeder

Music:

Jack Baran

Producer:

Barbet Schroeder, Fred Roos, Tom Luddy

Screenwriter:

Charles Bukowski

Production Designer:

Bob Ziembicki

Editor:

Eva Gardos

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cambalache

no es una película para todos los gustos, es de un sentido del humor cercano a lo trágico, con un protagonista borracho, pero poeta a la vez. muy interesante.

cambalache

no es una película para todos los gustos, es de un sentido del humor cercano a lo trágico, con un protagonista borracho, pero poeta a la vez. muy interesante.