Inland Empire

Inland Empire

Laura Dern
Director: David Lynch Cast: Laura Dern
Laura Dern
, Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
, Harry Dean Stanton
Harry Dean Stanton
David Lynch


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Cinema of the surreal icon David Lynch follows up the success of his critically acclaimed 2001 feature Mulholland Drive with this dark mystery, shot on a handheld Sony PD150 digital video recorder. It is the tale of an actress whose personality becomes increasingly fragmented as she delves ever deeper into her work for a high-profile filmmaker. Kingsley (Jeremy Irons) is a director looking to adapt for the screen a Polish gypsy folktale that was previously stalled when the two leads were viciously murdered. Having offered the female lead to devoted actress Nikki (Laura Dern), Kingsley warns her male co-star, Devon (Justin Theroux), to maintain his professional distance, as Nikki's husband (Peter J. Lucas) is known to be notoriously possessive. As the passionate co-stars quickly cross the line and become lovers, Nikki's slowly slipping sense of reality causes her to eventually become lost in her character while the mysterious story of a Polish couple unfurls, and a trio of giant stage-bound rabbits (voices of Naomi Watts, Scott Coffey, and Laura Harring) lounge around on the sofa and tend to their domestic duties. Shot over the course of two and a half years and without a formalized script, Lynch's hallucinogenic look at a doomed film project features all of the abstract imagery and strange symbolism that have long made the director a favorite of film fans who embrace his disorienting approach to unconventional storytelling.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/01/2011
UPC: 4712771279368
Original Release: 2006
Source: Ais
Sales rank: 6,011

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Laura Dern Nikki/Sue
Jeremy Irons Kingsley
Harry Dean Stanton Freddie
Justin Theroux Devon/Billy
Terryn Westbrook Actor
Julia Ormond Actor
Peter J. Lucas Actor
Grace Zabriskie Actor
Ian Abercrombie Actor
Diane Ladd Actor
William H. Macy Actor
Karolina Gruszka Actor
Krzysztof Majchrzak Actor
Mary Steenburgen Actor
Nastassja Kinski Actor
Laura Elena Harring Actor
Naomi Watts Voice Only
Scott Coffey Voice Only
Leon Niemczyk Actor
Piotr Andrzejewski Actor
Nae Actor

Technical Credits
David Lynch Director,Editor,Producer,Screenwriter,Sound/Sound Designer
Jay Aaseng Associate Producer
Jeremy Alter Co-producer
Angelo Badalamenti Score Composer
Karen Baird Costumes/Costume Designer
Heidi Bivens Costumes/Costume Designer
Erick Crary Associate Producer
Laura Dern Co-producer
Johanna Ray Casting
Odd Geir Sæther Cinematographer
Sabrina S. Sutherland Associate Producer
Mary Sweeney Producer
Christina Wilson Art Director,Production Designer
Wojciech Wolniak Art Director
Marek Zydowicz Executive Producer

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