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Inland Empire (2006)

As an actress begins to adopt the persona of her character in a film, her world becomes nightmarish and surreal.

Director:

David Lynch

Writer:

David Lynch
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Karolina Gruszka ... Lost Girl
Krzysztof Majchrzak ... Phantom
Grace Zabriskie ... Visitor #1
Laura Dern ... Nikki Grace / Susan Blue
Jan Hencz ... Janek (as Jan Hench)
Ian Abercrombie ... Henry the Butler
Karen Baird Karen Baird ... Servant
Bellina Logan ... Linda
Peter J. Lucas Peter J. Lucas ... Piotrek Krol
Amanda Foreman ... Tracy
Jeremy Irons ... Kingsley Stewart
Justin Theroux ... Devon Berk / Billy Side
Harry Dean Stanton ... Freddie Howard
Cameron Daddo ... Devon Berk's Manager
Jerry Stahl ... Devon Berk's Agent
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Storyline

A blonde actress is preparing for her biggest role yet, but when she finds herself falling for her co-star, she realizes that her life is beginning to mimic the fictional film that they're shooting. Adding to her confusion is the revelation that the current film is a remake of a doomed Polish production, 47, which was never finished due to an unspeakable tragedy. Written by Ted

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A Woman In Trouble See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some violence and sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Bim Distribuzione [Italy]

Country:

France | Poland | USA

Language:

English | Polish

Release Date:

7 February 2007 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Inland Empire: A Woman in Trouble See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,508, 10 December 2006

Gross USA:

$861,355

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,044,781
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Camerimage Film Fest)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Marketing executives were so puzzled by the film that they did not know how to promote it. They eventually chose the tagline "a woman in trouble", based on David Lynch's sole explanation of the film as a mystery about a woman in trouble. See more »

Quotes

Kingsley Stewart: What is going on? What the bloody hell's going on?
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Referenced in School of Thought (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Polymorphia
Written by Krzysztof Penderecki
Performed by Krzysztof Penderecki and the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Published by Moeck Verlag (BMI)
Courtesy of National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
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Mulholland Drive on Acid
12 October 2006 | by illuminousgurkinSee all my reviews

I saw INLAND EMPIRE at the Venice Film Festival world premiere last month. I want to keep this review short due to the fact that writing in great detail about this film is useless. INLAND EMPIRE is an experience. An experience not to be written about but to be FELT. It is David Lynch's definitive work. It's everything he has ever wanted to put into a film and it's completely free from anyone else's taming influence. The film is suffocating, dark and endless yet paradoxically contains some of the director's funniest and lightest scenes. I was frightened, uneasy, overwhelmed and moved. My emotions were thrown into disarray several times during which I lost all sense of appropriate reaction. Do not expect the mystery of this film to be solved, but expect it to be finished. Do not expect your head to understand the resolution but expect that your heart and intuition will.

If you cannot decide whether to see this film or not, I implore you to get up and go. Whether or not you enjoy it, you will never see a film like this again. I also implore you to see it IN THE CINEMA. Do not wait to see it on DVD because the experience won't be half as extraordinary.


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