Naked Lunch (1991) - Trailer
Cast: Julian Richings, Ian Holm, Julian Sands, Roy Scheider, Robert A. Silverman, Nicholas Campbell, Peter Weller, Louis Ferreira, Howard Jerome, Michael Caruana, Kurt Reis, Jim Yip, Claude Aflalo, Laurent Hazout, Joseph Di Mambro, Michael Zelniker, Judy Davis, Monique Mercure, Joseph Scoren, Peter Boretski, Yuval Daniel, John Friesen, Sean McCann
Director(s): David Cronenberg
Trailer: Naked Lunch (1991)
After developing an addiction to the substance he uses to kill bugs, an exterminator accidentally murders his wife and becomes involved in a secret government plot being orchestrated by giant bugs in a port town in North Africa.
The novel seems so convoluted and abstract that I'm equal parts surprised and impressed that Cronenberg even managed to put a film together. What he did put together I appreciate solely on a visceral, enigmatic front. It's so altogether complex that I found it impossible to resist. It's not a film I will be running back to see anytime soon, but if you're looking for a mind-bending trip into the mind of William S. Burroughs, look no further.
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Synopsis: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 North African port called Interzone. Wonderfully bizarre, not unlike Burrough's books.