Against the backdrop of an ever-increasing sense of dread, David Lynch's post-Mulholland Drive (2001) and pre-Inland Empire (2006) short film employs Mulholland's prevailing notions at an embryonic stage: mysterious places, equally cryptic roommates (both brunettes and blondes), pain, and tears. Using his hand-held DV camera, David Lynch captures the strange connection between a Japanese woman in her Tokyo flat; a crying blonde with runny mascara; an unsympathetic brunette; a menacing man behind her, and ripe bananas in grainy and unsettling extreme close-ups. What is the secret of the darkened room?
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[first line, speaking to the camera
I have a friend. My friend is sitting in darkene'd room.
My friend is crying.