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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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