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LOST HIGHWAY

SYNOPSIS:

A killer suffers from acute schizophrenia, living in his own cracked world where time is dangerously out of control. The killerís splintering personality is explored graphically to present the traumas of his parallel identity crisis. Seeing the events unfold from within this mental state, the audience is travelling on a journey that shows how the mind goes into hiding when the horror of oneís actions become unbearable. Lynch calls it "a psychogenic fugue".

"For me, Lost Highway is a return to the ambitions of the French nouvelle vague of the early 60s, and in particular, to Last Year in Marienbad. The two films have nothing in common superficially, but both stretch the cinematic artform in an adventurous way, suggesting rather than telling stories, eschewing linear plot lines and playing with the very psyche of the viewer. Satisfying on that level, the film is still too long, but the experience is well worth it for anyone seriously interested in a film that attempts to orchestrate the intellect as well as the emotions. Quite impossible to explain, but wonderful visually, and with striking performances from all, especially Arquette, Pullman and Blake (remember Baretta?)."
Andrew L. Urban

"Described as a 21st century noir horror film, Lost Highway is a terrifying, dark experience that gnaws in the psyche. This reviewer found the highway a little too long, but there are a lot of gripping and memorable elements. Performances are haunting, especially that of Arquette, who brings a compelling complexity to her roles. It is never a comfortable film, and no doubt is intended to make you sweat as you travel the long road. For David Lynch fans."

Louise Keller

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LOST HIGHWAY
US

CAST: Bill Pullman, Patricia Arquette, Balthazar Getty, Robert Blake, Gary Busey and Richard Pryor

DIRECTOR: David Lynch

SCRIPT: David Lynch, Barry Gifford

PRODUCER: Deepak Nayar, Tom Sternberg, Mary Sweeney

PRODUCTION DESIGN: Patricia Norris

CINEMATOGRAPHER: Peter Deming

MUSIC: Angelo Badalamenti

EDITOR: Mary Sweeney

AUSTRALIAN DISTRIBUTOR: Globe

AUSTRALIAN RELEASE: March 27, 1997







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