Wild at Heart
USA / 1990 / 124'
Director: David Lynch
Writers: Barry Gifford, David Lynch
Stars: Nicolas Cage, Laura Dern, Willem Dafoe
David Lynch's divisive and unruly road movie.
Lula's psychopathic mother goes crazy at the thought of Lula being with Sailor, who just got free from jail. Ignoring Sailor's probation, they set out for California. However their mother hires a killer to hunt down Sailor. Unaware of this, the two enjoy their journey and themselves being together... until they witness a young woman dying after a car accident.
The film won the prestigious 1990 Palme d'Or Award at the Cannes Film Festival.
Joltingly violent, wickedly funny and rivetingly erotic, David Lynch's Wild at Heart [based on the novel by Barry Gifford] is a rollercoaster ride to redemption through an American gothic heart of darkness. – Variety