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Mulholland Dr. (USA)


Enigmatical nightmares


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Director: David Lynch

Cast: Naomi Watts   Laura Elena Harring   Justin Theroux

Footage: 146min

Year: 2001

A beautiful woman riding in a limousine along Los Angeles' Mulholland Drive is targeted by a would-be shooter, but before he can pull the trigger, she is injured when her limo is hit by another car. The woman stumbles from the wreck with a head wound, and in time makes her way into an apartment with no idea of where or who she is.

A man sits in a Hollywood greasy spoon, relating a dream to a friend sitting across from him. The dream, he explains, took place in the same diner, only in the dream some unspeakably evil presence lived behind it. He and his companion venture outside and walk around to the back of the building. Sure enough, an almost ludicrously hideous face appears from behind a wall, and the man faints dead away. The scene is pure David Lynch: Simultaneously silly and terrifying, it provides a clue of sorts to the film as a whole.

As it turns out, the apartment is home to an elderly woman who is out of town, and is allowing her niece Betty to stay there; Betty is a small-town girl from Canada who wants to be an actress. Betty befriends the injured woman, who begins calling herself "Rita" after seeing a poster of Rita Hayworth. While Betty's audition impresses a casting agent, and she catches the eye of hotshot director Adam Kesher.

As Rita attempts to put the pieces of her life back together, she pulls the name Diane Selwyn from her memory; Rita thinks it could be her real name, but when she and Betty find a listing for Diane Selwyn and visit her apartment, they discover the latest victim of a mysterious killer who is eluding police detectives. Rita's emotional identity soon takes a left turn, and it turns out that neither woman is quite who she once appeared to be.


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Mulholland Drive (Christopher Null)

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Mulholland Drive

Naomi Watts

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Mulholland Drive (James Berardinelli)