David Lynch’s first feature film stands as one of the most haunting and renowned cult classics of American cinema, introducing audiences to the director's unique, unsettling aesthetic.

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Set in an eerily dark, fetid industrial landscape, the film follows a young couple as they struggle with married life and the arrival of an unexpected and hideously deformed child. Nightmarish hallucinations, adultery, and violence follow as the family dissolves in their squalid existence. Meticulously constructed sound design and visceral black-and-white cinematography create a grotesque and surreal cinematic experience, foreshadowing Lynch’s later mainstream successes which plumb the vile and insidious depths of the American family.

David Lynch, USA, 1977, 89 min. English spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart, Allen Joseph, Jeanne Bates.