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The Big Empty (2005)

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

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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
Linda Bisesti ...
Nurse
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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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20 October 2005 (USA)  »

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Ощутимая пустота  »

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$50,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Based on the short story "The Specialist" by Alison Smith published in McSweeney's Quarterly Concern issue #11, "The Big Empty" was included in the inaugural issue of the DVD magazine Wholphin, also published by McSweeney's. See more »

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"This movie is about Alice's vagina and the vast arctic tundra." ...at least that is how the NY Film and Video Festival program summarized the movie. The Big Empty is short story about completing oneself through finding love. If you have the chance to see this film, have the expectations of a hilariously bizarre Woody Allen movie meets the works of Vonnegut to understand the humor of this film.

Gynecologist after gynecologist cannot help Alice figure out and cure the hurt she feels. Finally one of her coworkers refers Alice to a specialists. Though fed up with doctors, Alice gives the specialists a chance. What does the specialist discover? Nothing. Alice is completely empty. In fact, she is so empty, her vagina is as empty as the Artic Tundra. Amazed, the specialists takes Alice on tour to show the world how empty she is. But Alice still hurts...that is until one person comes along...


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