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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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A collection of deleted scenes from David Lynch's 2006 surrealist horror 'Inland Empire'

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Stars: Karolina Gruszka, Peter J. Lucas, William Maier
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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)  »

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Inland Empire: A Woman in Trouble  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$27,508 (USA) (10 December 2006)

Gross:

$751,138 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Stars Laura Dern and Justin Theroux have both said they have no idea what the film is about. See more »

Quotes

Neighbor: Is there a murder in your film?
Nikki: Uh, no. It's not part of the story.
Neighbor: No, I think you are wrong about that.
Nikki: No.
Neighbor: Brutal fucking murder!
Nikki: I don't like this kind of talk; the things you've been saying. I think you should go now.
Neighbor: Yes. Me, I... I can't seem to remember if it's today, two days from now, or yesterday. I suppose if it was 9:45, I'd think it was after midnight! For instance, if today was tomorrow, you wouldn't even remember that you owed on an unpaid bill. Actions do have consequences. And...
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Connections

Referenced in David Lynch's Comic-Con Message (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

The Loco-Motion
Written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King
Performed by Little Eva
Published by Screen Gems-EMI Music, Inc. (BMI)
Courtesy of Rhino Entertainment Company
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Brilliant film if you're a Lynch fan, if not, you may hate it.
16 December 2006 | by (Fontana, CA) – See all my reviews

First off, this is easily the most confusing and bizarre of all of David Lynch's films, even more so than Lost Highway. I think it's also the most bizarre film I have ever seen. The film is harrowing and creepy and Laura Dern is incredible in her performance. I never thought she was capable it. Fans of Lynch will love it, especially those who think Mulholland Drive and Lost Highway were his best. Average filmgoers will most likely be bored (it's 3 hours long) or think it is Artsy crap. Lost Highway is probably his most comparable film based on structure, technique, and bizarre elements, although it would not be entirely fair to use Lost Highway as a basis for judgment. One of the only things that keeps me from giving it a higher rating is that there are a couple scenes which seemed to drag on a little longer than necessary. Inland Empire at first is reminiscent of some of Lynch's older short films because of the way it is filmed. It is gritty, shaky, and even gives a documentary feel at first. While it is still not his best, it's among them and it's what Lynch fans have come to expect and love.


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