Naked Lunch(Movie, 1991)

| 1h 55min | Genres: Crime, Drama
Naked LunchRating: 3.5/5 (with 320320 votes)
Naked Lunch is a 1991 surrealist science fiction drama film co-written and directed by David Cronenberg and starring Peter Weller, Judy Davis, Ian Holm, and Roy Scheider. It is an adaptation of William S. Burroughs' 1959 novel of the same name, and an international co-production of Canada, Britain and Japan. The film was released on 27 December 1991 in the United States, and 24 April 1992 in the United Kingdom by 20th Century Fox. It received positive reviews from critics, but was a box office bomb, garnering only $2.6 million out of a $17–18 million budget due to a limited release. It won numerous honours, including the National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Director and seven Genie Awards, notably Best Motion Picture. Naked Lunch has since become a cult film, acclaimed for its surrealistic visual and thematic elements. ()
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About Naked Lunch

Blank-faced bug killer Bill Lee and his dead-eyed wife, Joan, like to get high on Bill's pest poisons while lounging with Beat poet pals. After meeting the devilish Dr. Benway, Bill gets a drug made from a centipede. Upon indulging, he accidentally kills Joan, takes orders from his typewriter-turned-cockroach, ends up in a constantly mutating Mediterranean city and learns that his hip friends have published his work -- which he doesn't remember writing.

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Trailer for Naked Lunch + Featurettes/Teaser/Clips

Naked Lunch(Trailer, 1:29)

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Additional Information

Production countries: Canada, United Kingdom (UK), Japan
Shot in: Toronto
Based on the work of: William S. Burroughs ("Naked Lunch")
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: Arabic (AR), English (EN)
Translated into 26 languages: Bulgarian (BG), Czech (CS), Danish (DA), German (DE), Greek (EL), English (EN), Spanish (ES), Finnish (FI), French (FR), Hebrew (HE), Hungarian (HU), Italian (IT), Japanese (JA), Korean (KO), Dutch (NL), Norwegian (NO), Polish (PL), Portuguese (PT), Romanian (RO), Russian (RU), Slovenian (SL), Serbian (SR), Swedish (SV), Turkish (TR), Ukrainian (UK), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Released
Release date US: 12/27/1991
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"David Cronenberg's Naked Lunch"

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