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Darkened Room (2002)

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


David Lynch


David Lynch


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Credited cast:
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Etsuko Shikata Etsuko Shikata ... Herself
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John's struggle to get out of a locked room with a sinister secret inside.

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Release Date:

12 April 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Otaghe Tarik See more »

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Davidlynch.com See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Girl #2: There's nothing you can do about this little thing that's happening to you.
Girl #2: And, even if there was, it's a little too late to do anything about it. Don't you think?
Girl #2: It's your fault, you know that. You do know that, don't you?
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Lynch doing Lynch and not getting anywhere...
5 August 2006 | by David_MoranSee all my reviews

Just saw "darkend room" and was very disappointed. Like other users here, i'm a huge lynch fan but this film really ISN'T it!

It's strange, right. it contains lynchian themes like a blond and brunette, a dark mysterious event taking place but we don't know what it is, great moody soundtrack, and of course hints that hide in the picture and all you have to do is to clinch them together to get the complete picture.

However, this movie, although containing all these ingredients, is a disappointment not only to lynch fans, but anyone who likes short and artistic films. I sense that lynch himself maybe was surprised with the result, but there was little he could do to fix it. the camera work is not interesting at all and the entire situation looks as if lynch and the actresses are actually rehearsing a scene to be filmed later to the real film. many student films, good and bad, are shot like that, and it seems that lynch, doing the camera work himself, was trying to learn along the way the benefits of using DV instead of 35 mm film.

Unfortunately, all I have to say is that you should'nt play with your audience. learn the technique first and then make the film, don't do it at the same time.

The interesting point in the film is that it might be connected, thematicaly, to another short film called "Rabbits". just a few days ago I read this great theory that the mystery in rabbits might be connected to the scene depicted in darkend room. for those who seen rabbits and try to understand what is it about, this is an intriguing idea.

But to those who didn't see rabbits and don't what i'm talking about, "Darkend room" is a short film that is unimportant and not really interesting. it's like someone else tried to follow the footsteps of the master lynch, but failed to do so. Lynch doing Lynch and not getting anywhere...

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