Definitions for factotumfækˈtoʊ təm
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an assistant who takes on a wide range of tasks and responsibilities.
Origin of factotum:
1560–70; < ML, = L fac make, do (impv. of facere) +tōtum, neut. of tōtus all
a servant employed to do a variety of jobs
A person having many diverse activities or responsibilities.
A general servant.
A jack of all trades.
An individual employed to do all sorts of duties.
a person employed to do all kinds of work or business
Factotum is a 2005 film directed by Bent Hamer, adapted from the novel of the same name by Charles Bukowski. The script also makes use of Bukowski's poems published in What Matters Is How Well You Walk Through the Fire and The Days Run Aways Like Horses Over the Hill as well as some of Bukowski's notebook entries published in The Captain Is Out to Lunch and the Sailors Have Taken Over the Ship. For example, Matt Dillon reads the poem "Roll The Dice" in a voiceover at the end of the film. The film is principally a French-Norwegian co-production, although with an American cast. It was released in Norway in 2005 and distributed in the U.S. by IFC Films in 2006. It was released on DVD in the U.S. on 26 December 2006.
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