First comprehensive documentary of Charles “Hank” Bukowski (1920-1994).
The film traces his extraordinary life, from an abusive childhood through decades of poverty and alcoholism; numerous menial jobs and turbulent relationships; through 14 years as a postal employee; and his eventual international celebrity as a poet, novelist and underground cult icon.
Director John Dullaghan spent seven years researching and shooting BUKOWSKI: BORN INTO THIS, conducting dozens of interviews with relatives, neighbours, girlfriends and other poets as well as better-known friends like Bono, Sean Penn. This beautifully crafted documentary peels off the hardened mask of the mythic Bukowski to reveal the insecure, loving and extremely human man and the artist underneath.
Here is the story about an extraordinary man who had a message that no matter how difficult, or how long the odds make the most of your life and follow your talents.
- Over an hour of never-before-seen footage
- DIrector's Cut - Full length 1hour, 53minute version only seen in theatres
- Bukowski's never-before-seen, final home movie footage from 1992
- Extended interviews with Bono, Linda Lee Budowski, Taylor Hackford and John Martin
- Tom Waits and Bono read extra poems
- Director's Commentary: John Dullaghan takes you behind the scenes
- Region 4
- Collector's Edition
- 1.33 : 1
- Dolby Digital Surround 5.1
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