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


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Cast overview, first billed only:
The Specialist
Talk Show Host
The Thoughtful Man
Simon Cole ...
Arctic Explorer
David Doumeng ...
Bookstore Co-Worker
Doctor #1 (as Robert J. Stephenson)
Doctor #2
Doctor #3
Doctor #4
Doctor #5


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Drama | Fantasy | Short | Comedy





Release Date:

20 October 2005 (USA)  »

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Box Office


$50,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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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