Mullholland Drive

Feature Film | FR, USA 2001 | 147' | OV

Happy-go-lucky starlet Betty comes to L.A. dreaming of show business. She meets the mysterious Rita, who lost her memory after a car crash. Together they go searching for memory, stardom and wealth in Tinseltown, finding only a nightmare factory controlled by strange forces, filled with weird intrigues and secrets – until after a visit in »Club Silencio« they awake from those dreams, and nothing is quite the way it seemed before. What started out a rejected pilot for another TV show ended up (thanks to additional shooting and a twisted structure) being Lynch’s most exquisite and sensuous film puzzle. Part acidic satire on Hollywood, part exploded fairy tale of a plastic Californian world, part hair-raising horror story about the obsession of love – MULHOLLAND DRIVE pushes all the buttons at once. The master of the unconscious once again folds a seemingly simple plot into itself and creates an enigmatic, disturbing, enchanting film experience beyond all rules.

Director
David Lynch
Script
David Lynch
Photography
Peter Deming
Editor
Mary Sweeney
Production Design
Jack Fisk
Music
Angelo Badalamenti
Sound
Ron Eng, Mark Gordon
Principal Cast
Naomi Watts, Laura Elena Harring, Ann Miller, Dan Hedaya, Justin Theroux, Robert Forster, Lori Heuring
Producer
Pierre Edelman, Neal Edelstein, Tony Krantz, Michael Polaire, Alain Sarde, Mary Sweeney, John Wentworth
Executive Producer
Pierre Edelman
Production
Les Films Alain Sarde, Asymmetrical Productions, Babbo Inc., Bac Films, Universal Pictures, Concorde Home Entertainment