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One Point O (2004)

After receiving mysterious empty packages inside his apartment, a young computer-programmer begins a personal investigation into their origins.
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Richard Rees Richard Rees ... Hiep Pham
Jeremy Sisto ... Simon
Udo Kier ... Derrick
Deborah Kara Unger ... Trish (as Deborah Unger)
Bruce Payne ... Neighbour
Constantin Florescu ... Tall Man
Ana Maria Popa Ana Maria Popa ... Alice
Matt Devlen Matt Devlen ... Cashier (as Matthew Devlen)
Lance Henriksen ... Howard
Eugene Byrd ... Nile
Emil Hostina ... Landlord
Constantin Cotimanis Constantin Cotimanis ... Detective Polanski
Sebastian Knapp ... Detective Harris
Michelle Villa Michelle Villa ... 911 Operator / Answereing machine / Laughing (voice)
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After receiving mysterious empty packages inside his apartment, a young computer-programmer (named Simon) begins a personal investigation into their origins. This leads him to discover his odd and eccentric neighbors; an artificially intelligent robot-head, named Adam; a virtual-reality sex game; and a possible corporate conspiracy. As the story progresses, Simon's grip on reality becomes more and more tenuous, while his craving for Nature Fresh milk becomes almost unbearable. Is it all just in his mind, or is something more sinister happening here? Written by DSC_182

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexual content and violent images | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Romania | Iceland

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 January 2005 (Iceland) See more »

Also Known As:

Paranoia: 1.0 See more »

Filming Locations:

Bucharest, Romania See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

During Simon's programming, code quickly flashes. The scrolling code is a Perl script that virus scans HTTP/FTP downloads request on a UNIX server after passing through the Squid proxy server. This is a real project named "Viralator". See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Hiep Pham: Simon, we're still waiting for your code. Everyone else has finished. May I remind you that your completion date is non-negotiable? I repeat, non-negotiable.
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Weird and Intriguing Story with Potential of Cult-Movie
20 July 2005 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In an undefined society, the computer analyst Simon J. (Jeremy Sisto) has a paranoid behavior, compulsively buying milk and receiving mysterious empty packages in his apartment. Although having surveillance everywhere inside the building, there are some dwellers mysteriously dying. His next-door neighbors are Trish (Deborah Kara Unger), a nurse in a cancer hospital that practices kinky sex to feel alive; Derrick (Udo Kier), an inventor living alone with the company of an eerie robot head; and a producer of SM videos and games (Bruce Payne). The janitor of the building, Howard (Lance Henriksen) seems to be a friend of Simon. There is also the administrator of the building and Nile (Eugene Byrd), who brings deliveries with his motorcycle to his clients. Simon tries to figure out what is happening with him.

In a heavy and uncomfortable atmosphere and with bizarre characters, this Kafkaesque film is a weird and intriguing story with potential of cult-movie. Very open to many interpretations, without being conclusive, it is a movie that makes the viewer think about how far the huge corporations might go in their relationship with consumers to achieve their targets. The distance between people living physically so close without knowing each other; the lack of privacy; the exaggeration in the consume; all of these situations are pictured and highlighted in this very interesting film, which deserves to be watched more than once. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Um Ponto Zero" ("One Point Zero")


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