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Inland Empire (2006)

R  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Thriller  |  7 February 2007 (France)
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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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Inland Empire: A Woman in Trouble  »

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Stars Laura Dern and Justin Theroux have both said they have no idea what the film is about. See more »

Quotes

Devon Berk: Kingsley, get to the point.
Kingsley Stewart: On High and Blue Tomorrows is in fact a remake.
Devon Berk: It's a remake?
Kingsley Stewart: Yeah.
Devon Berk: I wouldn't do a remake.
Kingsley Stewart: No, no, no, no. I know. Of course... but you didn't know. The original was under a different name. It was started, but never finished. Now, Freddy's found out that our producers know the history of this film and they have taken it upon themselves not to pass that information along to us. Purposefully. Of course, not me. I assume not to the two of you. True?
Nikki: No... absolutely. ...
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Referenced in To Each His Own Cinema (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Novelette: Conclusion
Written by Witold Lutoslawski
Performed by Antoni Wit and the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Published by G. Schirmer, Inc. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Naxos of America
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Brilliant film if you're a Lynch fan, if not, you may hate it.
16 December 2006 | by (Fontana, CA) – See all my reviews

First off, this is easily the most confusing and bizarre of all of David Lynch's films, even more so than Lost Highway. I think it's also the most bizarre film I have ever seen. The film is harrowing and creepy and Laura Dern is incredible in her performance. I never thought she was capable it. Fans of Lynch will love it, especially those who think Mulholland Drive and Lost Highway were his best. Average filmgoers will most likely be bored (it's 3 hours long) or think it is Artsy crap. Lost Highway is probably his most comparable film based on structure, technique, and bizarre elements, although it would not be entirely fair to use Lost Highway as a basis for judgment. One of the only things that keeps me from giving it a higher rating is that there are a couple scenes which seemed to drag on a little longer than necessary. Inland Empire at first is reminiscent of some of Lynch's older short films because of the way it is filmed. It is gritty, shaky, and even gives a documentary feel at first. While it is still not his best, it's among them and it's what Lynch fans have come to expect and love.


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