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Hard-drinking Henry Chinaski stumbles through LA, getting serially fired from menial job after menial job. That's the way he wants it, however, so nothing gets in the way of his real vocation as a writer - even though he has yet to be published. Although feckless, he is charming, funny and strangely attractive, and despite the grim subject matter, director Bent Hamer's drama works as a quirky comedy. Its hero has magnetism to spare, even in his perma-sozzled state.
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Documentary about legendary jazz musician Chet Baker, hailed as a genius in the 1950s but whose life descended into drugs and alcoholism.
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