Friday Night Film - NAKED LUNCH

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In anticipation of next week's UK release of Crimes of the Future, David Cronenberg's return to his body-horror roots, we champion his bold take on William S. Burroughs's drug-fuelled semi-autobiographical novel NAKED LUNCH
Once considered unfilmable due to its hallucinatory and experimental prose, Cronenberg's film is both a loose adaptation of Burroughs’s landmark work and a biography of his heroin-addicted life in literature.
Peter Weller stars as the fictionalized version of the Beat author, portrayed here as a struggling writer turned exterminator whose bug powder addiction sends him on a surreal, noir-tinged trip of paranoia and schizophrenia where he meets various forms of giant, wise-talking insects that warn him of a government conspiracy.

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