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Inland Empire (2006)

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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Janek (as Jan Hench)
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Henry the Butler
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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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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,508, 10 December 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$751,138

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,503,737
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Laura Dern has said that the genesis of the whole project was a phone call from David Lynch saying: 'Do you want to come and experiment?' See more »

Quotes

Neighbor: The Evil was born and followed the boy...
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Referenced in Family Guy: Road to Rupert (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

The Secrets of the Life Tree
Written by Jerzy Bawol, Tomasz Kukurba, Tomasz Lato
Performed by Kroke
Published by Hacate Music (ASCAP) / Oriente Muzik (GEMA)
Courtesy of Oriente Musik Records
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Brilliant film if you're a Lynch fan, if not, you may hate it.
16 December 2006 | by 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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