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Writer (WGA):
David Lynch (written by)
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Release Date:
7 February 2007 (Belgium) See more »
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Tagline:
A Woman In Trouble See more »
Plot:
As an actress starts to adopt the persona of her character in a film, her world starts to become nightmarish and surreal. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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3 wins & 6 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Laura Dern ... Nikki Grace / Susan Blue

Jeremy Irons ... Kingsley Stewart

Justin Theroux ... Devon Berk / Billy Side

Karolina Gruszka ... Lost Girl
Jan Hencz ... Janek (as Jan Hench)
Krzysztof Majchrzak ... Phantom

Grace Zabriskie ... Visitor #1

Ian Abercrombie ... Henry the Butler
Karen Baird ... Servant

Bellina Logan ... Linda

Amanda Foreman ... Tracy

Peter J. Lucas ... Piotrek Król

Harry Dean Stanton ... Freddie Howard

Cameron Daddo ... Devon Berk's Manager

Jerry Stahl ... Devon Berk's Agent
John T. Churchill ... 1st A.D. Chuck Ross (as John Churchill)
Phil DeSanti ... 2nd A.D. Tim Hurst
Chamonix Bosch ... 3rd A.D. Sally Irwin

Sara Glaser ... Script Supervisor Ellen Thomas

Neil Dickson ... Producer
Edward St. George ... Hair Stylist

Diane Ladd ... Marilyn Levens
Melissa Lowndes ... Marilyn Levens' Assistant
Marsha Lewis ... Marilyn Levens' Hair Stylist
Jeremy Alter ... Stage Manager

William H. Macy ... Announcer
Austin Jack Lynch ... Devon Berk's Driver (as Austin Lynch)
Jason Weinberg ... Nikki Grace's Manager
Heidi Bivens ... Devon Berk's Wardrobe Assistant
Randy Johnson ... Studio Security Guard #1

Duncan K. Fraser ... Studio Security Guard #2
Stanislaw Kazimierz Cybulski ... Mr. Zydowicz
Henryka Cybulski ... Mrs. Zydowicz

Julia Ormond ... Doris Side

Robert Charles Hunter ... Detective Hutchinson
Ewa Jerzykowski ... Head Manservant
Scott Andrew Ressler ... Camera Operator (as Scott Ressler)
Emily Stofle ... Lanni

Jordan Ladd ... Terri

Kristen Kerr ... Lori

Terryn Westbrook ... Chelsi
Jamie Eifert ... Sandi

Kat Turner ... Dori (as Kathryn Turner)
Michelle Renea ... Kari
Adam Zdunek ... Man on Street
Erik Crary ... Mr. K
Wendy Rhodes ... Salli

Mikhaila Aaseng ... Tammi

Stanley Kamel ... Koz Kakawski
Marek Zydowicz ... Gordy
Michal Korolko ... Circus Man #1
Kazimierz Suwala ... Circus Man #2
Alfredo Ponce ... Circus Man #3
Bryson Lang ... Circus Man #4
Janusz Hetman ... Circus Man #5
Michal Stopowski ... Circus Man #6
Dominiya Grudzka ... Woman #1
Pawel Kubisiak ... Man #1
Dominika Biernat ... Woman #1 (voice) (as Dominika Bievnet)
Marcin Brzozowski ... Man #1 (voice) (as Brzozowski Marcin)
Scout Alter ... Billy Side's Son
Alexi Yulish ... Doctor
Lou Buchignani ... Billy Side's Butler
Marek Szmigiel ... Janek's Driver

Mary Steenburgen ... Visitor #2
Leon Niemczyk ... Marek
Józef Zbiróg ... Darek
Marian Stanislawski ... Franciszek
Charlene Harding ... Roxi
Suzete Belouin ... Mandi (as Suzette Belouin)
Lisa Dengler-Eaton ... Club Dancer
Gail Greaves ... Bartender
Joseph L. Altruda ... Bassist (as Joseph Altruda)
Jay P. Work ... Saxophonist
William K. McNeil ... Drummer (as William McNeil)
Carolina Cerisola ... Club Backstage Girl
Leah Morelli ... Carolina
Helena Chase ... Street Person #1

Nae ... Street Person #2

Terry Crews ... Street Person #3

Kris Kane ... Nikki Grace's Wardrobe Assistant
Michelle Clark ... Make-Up Artist
Brandon Reinhardt ... Smithy's Son

Tracy Ashton ... The Marine's Sister

Masuimi Max ... Niko

Dominiquie Vandenberg ... Trainyard Worker
Penny Hintz ... Teacher
Nick 13 ... Archaeologist

Keith Kjarval ... Lumberjack
Monique Cash ... Lead Dancer
Latrina Bolger ... Dancing Girl #1
Fulani Bahati ... Dancing Girl #2
Ashley Calloway ... Dancing Girl #3
Erynn Dickerson ... Dancing Girl #4
Jovonie Leonard ... Dancing Girl #5
Jennifer Locke ... Dancing Girl #6

Nastassja Kinski ... The Lady

Laura Harring ... Jane Rabbit

Scott Coffey ... Jack Rabbit (voice)

Naomi Watts ... Suzie Rabbit (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Lauran Doverspike ... The Other Woman (uncredited)

Ben Harper ... Piano Player (uncredited) (unconfirmed)

David Lynch ... Bucky J (voice) (uncredited)

William Maier ... Karolina's Friend (uncredited)

Greg Marcks ... TV Cameraman (uncredited)

Weronika Rosati ... Courtesan (uncredited)
Ole Johan Roska ... Norwegian crew member (uncredited)

Heidi Schooler ... Lilli (uncredited)
Odd-Geir Sæther ... Norwegian crew member (uncredited)

Tarek Zohdy ... Bar Bouncer (uncredited)
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Directed by
David Lynch 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
David Lynch (written by)

Produced by
Jay Aaseng .... associate producer
Jeremy Alter .... co-producer
Erik Crary .... associate producer
Laura Dern .... co-producer
Lukasz Dzieciol .... assistant line producer: Poland
Piotr Dzieciol .... line producer: Poland
Janusz Hetman .... co-producer: Poland
Lucja Kedzior .... assistant line producer: Poland
Keith Kjarval .... executive producer
David Lynch .... producer
Ewa Puszczynska .... executive line producer: Poland
Michal Stopowski .... co-producer: Poland
Sabrina S. Sutherland .... associate producer
Kazimierz Suwala .... co-producer: Poland
Mary Sweeney .... producer
Marek Zydowicz .... executive producer: Poland
 
Cinematography by
David Lynch 
 
Film Editing by
David Lynch 
 
Casting by
Johanna Ray 
 
Art Direction by
Christina Ann Wilson  (as Christina Wilson)
 
Set Decoration by
Melanie Rein 
 
Costume Design by
Karen Baird 
Heidi Bivens 
 
Makeup Department
Colleen Campbell-Olwell .... additional makeup artist (as Coleen Campbell-Olwell)
Michelle Clark .... key makeup artist
Duke Cullen .... special makeup effects artist
Anna Kieszczynska .... key makeup artist: Poland
Marsha Lewis .... hairdresser: Diane Ladd
Tomasz Sielecki .... key hairdresser: Poland
Edward St. George .... key hairdresser
 
Production Management
Erik Crary .... production supervisor
Greg Spence .... post-production supervisor
 
Art Department
Jay Aaseng .... construction team
Jeremy Alter .... construction team
Dianne Chadwick .... art department assistant (as Diane Chadwick)
Erik Crary .... construction team
Phil DeSanti .... construction team
John Evans .... construction team
Grzegorz Gulazdowski .... property master: Poland
Gretchen Houk .... assistant set decorator
Dean Hurley .... construction team
David Kern .... construction team
Austin Jack Lynch .... construction team (as Austin Lynch)
David Lynch .... construction team
Riley Lynch .... construction team
Josh Mann .... construction crew
Noriko Miyakawa .... construction crew
Sara Philpott .... art department assistant
Alfredo Ponce .... construction coordinator
Jon Reynolds .... assistant art director (as Jon Sheppard-Reynolds)
Jon Reynolds .... construction team (as Jon Sheppard-Reynolds)
Ole Johan Roska .... construction crew
Bob Schaefer .... scenic painter
Anna Skarbek .... assistant art director
Anna Skarbek .... construction team
Swietlana Slawska .... set decorator: Poland (as Svietlana Slawska)
Emily Stofle .... construction team
Kory C. Victor .... assistant art director
Kory C. Victor .... construction team (as Kory Victor)
Jonathan Wenstrup .... construction team
Christina Ann Wilson .... construction team (as Christina Wilson)
Wojciech Wolniak .... art director: Poland
 
Sound Department
Zane D. Bruce .... foley walker (as Zane Bruce)
David A. Cohen .... dialogue editor (as David Cohen)
Ronald Eng .... sound re-recording mixer
Ronald Eng .... sound supervisor
John Evans .... boom operator
Sara Glaser .... utility sound
Dean Hurley .... sound mixer
Dean Hurley .... sound re-recording mixer
Dean Hurley .... sound supervisor
Damian Jankowski .... boom operator: Poland
David Lynch .... sound designer
David Lynch .... sound re-recording mixer
Ryan Maguire .... foley mixer
John Neff .... additional location sound recordist
Willard Overstreet .... foley editor
Sean Rowe .... foley walker
Daniel Sikorski .... additional sound: Poland
Robert Troy .... dialogue editor
Steve Tushar .... sound editor
Sara Glaser .... sound mixer: second unit (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Gary D'Amico .... special physical effects
Ken Rudell .... special physical effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
George Koran .... digital intermediate colorist
Stephen Lawes .... main title designer & animator
 
Stunts
Thomas Dewier .... stunt rigger (as Thomas DeWeir)
Dominiquie Vandenberg .... stunt rigger
Garrett Warren .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jay Aaseng .... additional camera operator
Jeremy Alter .... additional camera operator
Erik Crary .... camera operator
Eric Curtis .... electrician
Peter Deming .... additional lighting technician
Phil DeSanti .... camera assistant
Josh Fritts .... electrician
Maciej Jedrzejek .... grip: Poland
David Lynch .... camera operator
Mariusz Matuszewski .... grip: Poland
Paul Postal .... electrician
Bradley Reed .... electrician
Tom Richmond .... additional camera operator
Michael Roberts .... still photographer
Ole Johan Roska .... camera operator
Jozef Strycharz .... grip: Poland
Odd-Geir Sæther .... additional lighting technician (as Odd Geir Saether)
Odd-Geir Sæther .... camera operator (as Odd Geir Saether)
Deverill Weekes .... additional still photographer
Jonathan Wenstrup .... gaffer
Maciej Zwierzchowski .... gaffer: Poland
 
Casting Department
Monika Wendorff .... casting: Poland
Wanda Wilgucka .... casting: Poland
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Agnès B. .... additional wardrobe (as Agnes B.)
Karen Baird .... wardrobe
Heidi Bivens .... wardrobe
Paulina Polom .... costume supervisor: Poland
Rita Rago .... wardrobe shopper: Laura Dern
 
Editorial Department
Bill Admans .... digital assembly editor
Eric Bassett .... post-production technical advisor
George Koran .... mastering colorist
Mato .... film color timer
Noriko Miyakawa .... assistant editor
Noriko Miyakawa .... post-production coordinator
Michael Riolo .... digital assembly editor
 
Music Department
Marek Zebrowski .... composer: additional music
Marek Zebrowski .... music consultant
 
Transportation Department
Lukasz Ciolek .... driver: Poland
Marian Koper .... driver: Poland
Witold Kowalewski .... driver: Poland
 
Other crew
Jay Aaseng .... production coordinator
Michael Brodersen .... post-production project manager: FotoKem
Chandra Cohn .... trainer
Phil DeSanti .... key production team
Chad Dunn .... trainer
Pierre Edelman .... special consultant
Melissa Elliott .... title designer: end titles
Marina Girard .... financial consultant
Craig Glenn .... additional production assistant
Matt Hosseinzadeh .... additional production assistant
Ewa Jurkowska-Brzoska .... assistant: Laura Dern, Poland
Kris Kane .... assistant: Jeremy Irons
Norman A. Kellems .... coordinator: LAPD (as Norm Kellems)
David Kern .... key production team
Eric Ladd .... main title designer
Jayme Lemons .... assistant: Laura Dern (as Jamie Lemons)
Gillbert M. Loust .... coordinator: LAPD (as Gil Loust)
Josh Mann .... key production team
Malgorzata Marchinkowska .... accountant: Poland
Mike Mitchell .... additional production assistant
James Notari .... additional production assistant
Joanna Prewysz-Kwinto .... accountant: Poland
Michal Prewysz-Kwinto .... key production team: Poland
Mark Sawyer .... additional production assistant
Tomasz Sliwinski .... public relations: Poland
Tennyson E. Stead .... production assistant
Agnieszka Swoinska .... caterer: Poland
Agnieszka Swoinska .... hotel accommodations: Poland
Frances Tamaariki .... assistant: Laura Dern
Yolanta Tensor .... talking production assistant
Phill Zagajewski .... creative director
Phill Zagajewski .... stage manager
Adam Zdunek .... key production team: Poland
Marek Zebrowski .... translation services: Poland
Pawel Zydowicz .... key production team: Poland
Nathan Atkins .... stand-in (uncredited)
Peter Deming .... photographic consultant (uncredited)
Haylee Homs .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Debbie Allen .... special thanks
Patricia Norris .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Inland Empire: A Woman in Trouble" - USA (long title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for language, some violence and sexuality/nudity
Runtime:
180 min | Poland:197 min (Camerimage Film Fest)
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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

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:
Nikki:I'm a whore. Where am I? I'm afraid!See more »
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Soundtrack:
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FAQ

Can someone explain this film?
What is with the rabbits and Axxon N?
What is the connection to Darkened Room?
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244 out of 306 people found the following review useful.
I would like a red plumb floating in perfume served in a gentleman's hat., 8 December 2006
Author: manythings711 from NYC

Much can be said about David Lynch but I think the mistake most people make is to think that he is trying to create a coherent and straight forward narrative structure. He is working on a subconscious level in his mind. The idea comes before the reason behind the idea. In many ways this is how art should be created because any other way will feel forced and pretentious.

David Lynch is not just trying to f*k with you. Its not meaningless and its not pretentious. If you've ever seen his interviews he is one of the most humble and soft spoken directors I've ever seen. Justin Theroux did a Q & A after my screening of Inland Empire and he described working with lynch as light hearted and fun. The complete opposite of what its like to watch some of his films which are often dark, terrifying, and disturbing.

Inland Empire is a sister film to Mulholland Dr. As my wife put it, "Watching Mulholland Dr. helped me to understand Inland Empire." They are two sides of the same coin. Lynch still seems to want to take a stab at the evils of Hollywood. His concern for the well being of actors is strong but this time instead of a new comer (Naomi Watts) he deals with one older actresses come back role and like Mulholland Dr. their are the evil producers behind the scenes and even the added possibility of a cursed set.

I am a huge Lynch fan. I don't find his films hard to understand. I am not a very intellectual person but Lynch's themes are so simple. The visuals are to be enjoyed on their own terms especially when they seem not to fit with the rest of the film. A lot of lynch's trademarks return, the dual personalities, time folding in on itself, gratuitous nudity, and another tragic murder mystery.

While this film does feel like a retread of Mulholland Dr. it also stands on its own especially since it contains a much more upbeat ending and perhaps four layers of storytelling,good luck figuring out which is which. He also continues to experiment with sound and even sings the vocals to a song in the film.

I got exactly what I wanted from Inland Empire. The downside to this is that Lynch is sort of repeating himself and I hope that doesn't mean he's out of ideas or perhaps Mulholland Dr. did not yet exercise his disdain for the studio system. The film is part murder mystery and part lucid dream. It has dream logic and has a lot of fun with some of its bizarre dialog and incredible visuals. This film also has much in common with Eraserhead in that he's completely free to explore his ideas. No one is telling him to shorten the film, cut out scenes, or that it doesn't make sense. Its uncompromising and truly art without boundaries.

My only other criticism is that the digital video is just ugly at times. When the shot is static the amount of detail in the picture can be incredible but when its hand held and moving around its grainy and looks pretty terrible. I miss the polished look of his older films but I guess that is going to be another thing that sets this movie apart from the others. I highly recommend this film to the Lynch enthusiast and to no one else. If you aren't in on the joke then I cannot imagine you leaving the theater happy after three hours of pure, free from concentrate, unpasteurized lynch. I went to see this with my wife and my best friend needless to say only I loved it. Take that as you will.

4/5

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