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Naked Lunch (1991)

David Cronenberg and William S. Burroughs invite you to lunch.

Original Title : Naked Lunch
Director : David Cronenberg
Writer : William S. Burroughs
David Cronenberg
Genre : Drama
Fantasy
Country : Canada
Language : English
Producer : Gabriella Martinelli , Jeremy Thomas
Music : Ornette Coleman
Howard Shore
Photography : Peter Suschitzky
IMDB ID : 0102511
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poster for "Naked Lunch" by David Cronenberg (1991)
Naked Lunch (1991) - David Cronenberg
 

Starring

Peter Weller Bill Lee
Judy Davis Joan Frost/Joan Lee
Ian Holm Tom Frost
Julian Sands Yves Cloquet
Roy Scheider Doctor Benway
Monique Mercure Fadela
Nicholas Campbell Hank
Michael Zelniker Martin
Robert A. Silverman Hans
Joseph Scoren Kiki (as Joseph Scorsiani
Peter Boretski Creature Voices/Exterminator
Yuval Daniel Hafid
John Friesen Hauser
Sean McCann O'Brien
Howard Jerome A.J. Cohen
Michael Caruana Pawnbroker
Kurt Reis Exterminator
Justin Louis Exterminator
Julian Richings Exterminator
Jim Yip The Chink
Claude Aflalo Forgeman
Laurent Hazout Interzone Boy
Joe Dimambro Interzone Boy
 

Plot

Not an adaptation of beat writer William S. Burrough's novel but a mix of biography and an interpretation of his drug- induced writing processes combined with elements of his work in this paranoid fantasy about Bill Lee, a writer who accidentally shoots his wife, whose typewriter transforms into a cockroach and who becomes involved in a mysterious plot in an Islamic port called Interzone. Wonderfully bizarre, not unlike Burrough's books.
 

Comments

A wonderfully bizarre piece of art. "Naked Lunch" is loosely based on William S.Burroughs novel of the same name.The film is excellently acted and filled with some truly bizarre characters:writers,drug addicts,mysterious strangers and homoerotic bugs.During 1950's in New York City bug exterminator(Peter Weller)gets introduced to injecting bug powder into himself by his wife Judy Davis.He gets addicted and starts hallucinating.He sees giant bugs which start controlling his life,as he sinks lower and lower.The bugs are well-created,especially the typewriter bug.The film features some excellent special effects,so if you like to see something different check out "Naked Lunch".A must-see!
 
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