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Naked Lunch Movie Review Summary

Actors: Peter Weller, Judy Davis, Ian Holm, Julian Sands, Roy Scheider

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Based partially on William Burroughs novel, NAKED LUNCH is a movie written and directed by David Cronenberg in 1991. The picture earned a nomination for the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival.
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A few months in the life of Peter Weller, a writer with a strong drug problem. Hallucinations involving all kinds of bugs leads him to Tanger, Algeria where he'll meet a couple of American writers. Weller, despite the facts that his typewriters regularly change themselves into beetles or cochroaches, tries to describe on paper his experiments. He will also have to face, during this trip in the "Interzone", his latent homosexuality.



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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Taboo Sex Story?    -   Yes Kind of sex:    -   Gay guys! Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   writer

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   writer Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Africa    -   Yes Kind of Africa:    -   White Enclave City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York Misc setting    -   sewers/subways    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   actual description of sex    -   sex under blankets Is this movie based on a    -   book

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