With INLAND EMPIRE David Lynch--creator of such mind-bending works as ERASERHEAD and LOST HIGHWAY--delivers his most avant-garde abstract and impenetrable vision yet. A three-hour fevered nightmare of a motion picture INLAND EMPIRE takes the basic structure of Lynchs 2001 masterpiece MULHOLLAND DRIVE and spins it even further out of control. A blonde actress (Laura Dern) is preparing for her biggest role yet but when she finds herself falling for her co-star (Justin Theroux) she realizes that her life is beginning to mimic the fictional film that theyre 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. And thats the only the beginning. Soon a seemingly endless onslaught of indescribably bizarre situations flashes across the screen a sitcom featuring humans in bunny suits a parallel story set in a wintry Poland a houseful of dancing streetwalkers screwdrivers in stomachs menacing Polish carnies and much much more. By the time the films electrifying closing-credit sequence arrives even diehard Lynch fans will be gasping for air. What most glaringly differentiates INLAND EMPIRE from Lynchs previous work is the format on which it was shot. This is the first time that he has chosen to shoot on digital video as opposed to film and while the decision is jarring at first the grainy imagery nonetheless casts a creepy haunting spell. Laura Derns multi-fractured performance is downright heroic. She gives the film the human grounding that it so desperately needs. Not for the fragile or timid INLAND EMPIRE is a full-blown assault to the senses.
Release Date: 05 November 2007
Certificate: 15 - Suitable for Persons Aged 15 or Over
Harry Dean Stanton
William H. Macy
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Anamorphic Wide Screen
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Running Time: 172 minutes
Production Year: 2007
Main Language: English
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