Inland Empire

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Inland Empire ★★ 2006 (R)

Lynch has taken his film experiments to a whole new level of weirdness with this digitalvideo effort. Nikki (Dern) is a married actress who is warned by her sinister new neighbor (Zabriskie), who may be a Polish Gypsy, that she shouldn't take the part in a new film because bad things will happen, but she doesn't listen. Nikki and married costar Devon (Theroux) are playing characters (Sue and Billy) that have an affair, which leaks over into their real lives. And then they find out that their film is a remake of a Polish movie where the two leads were murdered. Giant talking rabbits and Polish hookers are also involved and there's something about an alternate reality—or maybe Lynch'. 172m/C DVD . US PL FR Laura Dern, Justin Theroux, Jeremy Irons, Harry Dean Stanton, Grace Zabriskie, Peter J. Lucas, Diane Ladd, Julia Ormond, Ian Abercrombie, Laura Elena Harring; D: David Lynch; W: David Lynch; C: Odd Geir Saether; V: Scott Coffey, Naomi Watts.