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
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Nurse
David Doumeng ...
Anchorman
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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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Drama | Fantasy | Short | Comedy

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20 October 2005 (USA)  »

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$50,000 (estimated)
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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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Song to the Siren
Performed by This Mortal Coil
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The vast wasteland that can be the lonely person's soul until otherwise engaged.
31 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Lisa Chang and Newton Thomas Sigel's "The Big Empty" is without a doubt the best short that I have ever seen. The cinematography is beautiful and thoughtful, and the story is as well, if a little (humorously) twisted. Selma Blair gives a rather touching and witty performance as "Alice" that affects the audience, which is often rare for such a short film. Even Garbriel Mann's aptly named "The Thoughtful Man" makes one a little weak in the knees, with but only a few mere minutes on screen. I fell in love with this film, and I highly recommend this to anyone possessing an ability to properly suspend disbelief long enough to become absolutely enraptured.


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