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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

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Janek (as Jan Hench)
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Henry the Butler
Karen Baird ...
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Linda
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Tracy
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Devon Berk's Manager
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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 »


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

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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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The instrumental music played during the love scenes is "The Colors of My Life" from the Broadway musical "Barnum". There are two different sets of lyrics to this song (sung by different characters who have different points of view). The lyrics concern colors and emotions and were intentionally omitted from "Inland Empire" in line with its themes of absence and loss. See more »

Quotes

Devon Berk: Kingsley, get to the point.
Kingsley Stewart: On High and Blue Tomorrows is in fact a remake.
Devon Berk: It's a remake?
Kingsley Stewart: Yeah.
Devon Berk: I wouldn't do a remake.
Kingsley Stewart: No, no, no, no. I know. Of course... but you didn't know. The original was under a different name. It was started, but never finished. Now, Freddy's found out that our producers know the history of this film and they have taken it upon themselves not to pass that information along to us. Purposefully. Of course, not me. I assume not to the two of you. True?
Nikki: No... absolutely. ...
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Soundtracks

Als Jakob Erwachte
Written by Krzysztof Penderecki
Performed by Krzysztof Penderecki and National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Published by Schott Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of EMI Classics
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
Courtesy of National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
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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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