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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Nikki Grace / Susan Blue
... Kingsley Stewart
... Devon Berk / Billy Side
... Lost Girl
... Janek (as Jan Hench)
... Phantom
... Visitor #1
... Henry the Butler
Karen Baird ... Servant
... Linda
... Tracy
... Piotrek Król
... Freddie Howard
... Devon Berk's Manager
... Devon Berk's Agent
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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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some violence and sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Bim Distribuzione [Italy]

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Release Date:

7 February 2007 (France)  »

Also Known As:

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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In an interview with Joe Huang at the AFI Dallas Film Festival, David Lynch stated that "Inland Empire" wasn't originally intended to be a feature film. He would simply come up with an idea and - utilizing the versatility and ease of using DV cameras - would film it, creating a series of seemingly unrelated scenes; the first scene filmed was Laura Dern's monologue to the silent psychiatrist. As time progressed, he began to see how the stories were connected, and continued filming scenes for it until he had what we see now. Rumors that Lynch began filming without a script are more or less incorrect, as he would write a short scene and film it, without having the intention of making feature length film. See more »

Quotes

Neighbor: I've been going around, meeting my new neighbors. I think that it is important to know one's neighbors. To say "hello!" to them.
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Connections

References The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Fluorescences for Orchestra
Written by Krzysztof Penderecki
Performed by Krzysztof Penderecki and the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Published by Moeck Verlag (BMI)
Courtesy of Naxos of America
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Mulholland Drive on Acid
12 October 2006 | by See all my reviews

I saw INLAND EMPIRE at the Venice Film Festival world premiere last month. I want to keep this review short due to the fact that writing in great detail about this film is useless. INLAND EMPIRE is an experience. An experience not to be written about but to be FELT. It is David Lynch's definitive work. It's everything he has ever wanted to put into a film and it's completely free from anyone else's taming influence. The film is suffocating, dark and endless yet paradoxically contains some of the director's funniest and lightest scenes. I was frightened, uneasy, overwhelmed and moved. My emotions were thrown into disarray several times during which I lost all sense of appropriate reaction. Do not expect the mystery of this film to be solved, but expect it to be finished. Do not expect your head to understand the resolution but expect that your heart and intuition will.

If you cannot decide whether to see this film or not, I implore you to get up and go. Whether or not you enjoy it, you will never see a film like this again. I also implore you to see it IN THE CINEMA. Do not wait to see it on DVD because the experience won't be half as extraordinary.


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