JEREMY THOMAS COLLECTION - NAKED LUNCH

By David CRONENBERG

HANWAY FILMS - as SALES All rights, World

Thriller - Completed 1991


    • Year of production
    • 1991
    • Genres
    • Thriller
    • Countries
    • CANADA, UNITED KINGDOM, JAPAN
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 115 mn
    • Director(s)
    • David CRONENBERG
    • Writer(s)
    • David CRONENBERG, William S. BURROUGHS
    • Synopsis
    • From director David Cronenberg [THE FLY (1986), DEAD RINGERS (1988)] comes the film adaptation of William Burroughs’s modern literary masterpiece The Naked Lunch. The book was as controversial as it was ground-breaking, and was banned for many years for its sensational content. A semi-autobiographical account of Burroughs’s inner journey, this surreal fantasy pulls its audience into a world of spies, witches and mutating monsters.
      A brilliant exploration of the power of the creative urge, the film serves as a metaphor for the struggle of the writer’s mind to make sense of the modern world. Set in 1952 in New York City during a fierce winter, pest controller William Lee [played by Peter Weller of ROBOCOP (1987)] makes his daily rounds, poisoning cockroaches throughout the city’s tenement buildings. But one day he discovers that his wife [Judy Davis, BARTON FINK (1991), HUSBANDS AND WIVES (1992)], has become addicted to his poison powder. Lee’s grim life begins to unravel.
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