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

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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

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A Story of a mystery...A mystery inside worlds within worlds...Unfolding around a woman...A woman in love and in trouble. See more »


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

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7 February 2007 (France)  »

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Inland Empire: A Woman in Trouble  »

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Trivia

In the brief scene where Jeremy Irons is speaking to his gaffer through a megaphone in order to lower a light, the voice of the gaffer is David Lynch. See more »

Quotes

Nikki: All I see from this is blue tomorrows.
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Referenced in Hierarchy (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Lovely Way to Spend an Evening
Written by Harold Adamson, Jimmy McHugh
Performed by The Mantovani Orchestra
Published by Universal-Polygram International Publishing, Inc. (ASCAP), EMI Robbins Catalog,
Inc. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Decca Music Group Limited
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Mulholland Drive on Acid
12 October 2006 | by (Wales) – See 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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