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Barfly (1987) Movie Information

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Barbet Schroeder


Mickey Rourke
Faye Dunaway
Alice Krige
Jack Nance
Frank Stallone
J.C. Quinn





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This movie is one of my all time favourites. You know the guy you see in the grubbiest bars, pubs, and dives? The one that reeks like booze, sweat and smoke? The one who always has a black eye or split lip from the scrap the night before? The guy, that for all these reasons are why you can't stop watching, laughing at, amazed by and can't get enough of? That is who this movie is about. You must see this movie and i guarantee that when it's done, you'll be disapointed that there isn't more.

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Our Daily Free Stream: Barbet Schroeder - Barfly. Charles Bukowski ist der Poet der Skid Row. Fast aussichtslos, seine Kunst denjenigen nahe zu bringen, die ihn nicht verstehen wollen. Bis er 50 war, zog Bukowski durch L.A., stieg in unzähligen Bars mit ungezählten Frauen ab. Sie alle waren billig, teuer, schlecht oder gut - je nachdem und in beliebigen Varianten. Barfly lädt uns für die Länge eines Spielfilms ein, Platz zu nehmen in seinem Universum. Zumindest für einige Tage, die nach Bukowski Massstäben zu seinen besseren gehören. Hier befinden wir uns also in einer heruntergekommenen Bar. Dieselben Trinker nehmen täglich ihre Plätze ein und verharren. Niemand scheint sich für den Anderen zu interessieren und doch weiss jeder alles über jeden. Stammgast ist auch Henry (Mickey Rourke), ...


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