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The Big Empty (2005)

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A bittersweet tale of Alice, her vagina and the infinite nature of the tundra.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Alice
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The Specialist
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Talk Show Host
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The Thoughtful Man
Simon Cole ...
Arctic Explorer
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Gynecologist
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Cartographer
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Nurse
David Doumeng ...
Anchorman
Rita Taggart ...
Bookstore Co-Worker
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Doctor #1 (as Robert J. Stephenson)
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Doctor #2
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Doctor #3
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Doctor #4
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Doctor #5
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A bittersweet tale of Alice, her vagina and the infinite nature of the tundra.

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Drama | Fantasy | Short | Comedy

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20 October 2005 (USA)  »

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Co-director Newton Thomas Sigel approached prosthetic effects maker Andy Clement about creating the oversized prosthetic of Alice's vagina for the film's opening shot. They had previously worked together on episodes of House M.D. (2004), for which Clement had made prosthetic babies. Sigel asked Clement "How are you with a vagina?"; he replied "No complaints so far". The vagina was built out of a tube of silicone big enough for a lens to fit in. Sigel was very impressed with it when he went to pick it up from Clement's workshop, and thanked him. Clement said he should thank all of the prosthetic crew, because it was "one vagina they'd all had a hand in". See more »

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Coming in from the Cold
Performed by Bob Marley
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A movie about loneliness
15 April 2006 | by (Turkey) – See all my reviews

This movie is about Alice's vagina and other characters around her. She has pain in her vagina and during examination very cold tundra place is found in it. During movie a lot of characters( doctor, Eskimo's, scientists) is entering in her vagina but find nothing. In fact, there is only problem about her,pain. nobody concern about that except a man.

Selma Blair played very successfully in this short movie. She could show the loneliness of Alice. I think everybody that seen this movie can find something about life, especially love.

Therefore George Clooney and Peter Soderbergh are the executive producers of this movie. Finally, this movie should be watched, I promise you would have a nice time.


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