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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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Storyline

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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Are you infected?


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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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Adam (the robot head) is voiced by both Udo Kier and Jeremy Sisto. 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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Connections

Referenced in The Benchwarmers (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Glands
Written by Sigtryggur Baldursson and Jóhann Jóhannsson
Performed by DIP
Courtesy of Bad Taste (Reykjavik)
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Reminiscent of classical scifi
9 June 2004 | by corsoskiSee all my reviews

It is easy to draw parallels between this movie and contemporary science fiction like The Matrix or less astute films like the Thirteenth Floor.

However, there is another level of storytelling in this film, something very akin to the way science fiction was told in the late 50's. Reminiscent of classical Twilight Zone or the more modern Cronenberg tradition of weird but very compelling scifi, One Point O makes a point that very few contemporary science fiction films does: it's not about effects or flashy stunts, convoluted terms or flashy names for characters. It's about the actor, director and the film crew telling a story.

The film is strange, no doubt, and maybe somewhat inaccessible to many viewers. But it delivers everything it promises in the outset, and in my opinion succeeds where so many others fail; Minority Report to name but one.

On the contrary to what many seem to think, I found the film quite clear. I had no trouble following the story and wasn't surprised at the end - but in my opinion there is no attempt made to surprise you.

One Point O is a film I will see many times again, as there are so many little details to be found - in the sets, the dialog and the characters.

Certainly it is NOT a film for the impatient.


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