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Darkened Room (2002)

John's struggle to get out of a locked room with a sinister secret inside.

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David Lynch

Writer:

David Lynch
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jordan Ladd ... Girl #1
Etsuko Shikata Etsuko Shikata ... Self
Cerina Vincent ... Girl #2
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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? Written by Nick Riganas

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Etsuko Shikata: [first line, speaking to the camera] I have a friend. My friend is sitting in darkene'd room.
[pause]
Etsuko Shikata: My friend is crying.
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Follows Rabbits (2002) See more »

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9 August 2002 | by Dale65See all my reviews

Actually spelled "Darkend Room" this is an intriguing but quickly forgettable Lynch piece. Lynch does the camera work himself, and the digital video look has a kind of odd appeal. This is hidden on DavidLynch.com and true Lynch fans should seek it out. I'm a huge fan, but I've been uninspired by this and most of the original work on Lynch's site. I'm hoping there will be more rewarding surprises than this in the near future. These two young women are extremely attractive, though.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 April 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Otaghe Tarik See more »

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1.33 : 1
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