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Alexandra's Project (2003)

Unrated | | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 19 December 2003 (USA)
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A regular suburban family man comes home from work on his birthday to find a deserted house and a videotape waiting to be played...

Director:

Rolf de Heer

Writer:

Rolf de Heer
3 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gary Sweet ... Steve / Husband
Helen Buday ... Alexandra / Wife
Bogdan Koca Bogdan Koca ... Bill
Samantha Knigge Samantha Knigge ... Emma
Jack Christie Jack Christie ... Sam
Eileen Darley Eileen Darley ... Christine
Geoff Revell Geoff Revell ... Rodney
Philip Spruce Philip Spruce ... Taxi Driver (as Phillip Spruce)
Nathan O'Keefe ... Man at Door
Peter Green Peter Green ... Chairman
Martha Lott Martha Lott ... Female Worker
Cindy Elliott Cindy Elliott ... Female Worker
Gemma Falk Gemma Falk ... Female Worker
Nicole Daniel Nicole Daniel ... Female Worker
Duncan Graham Duncan Graham ... Male Worker
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Storyline

Steve is a man who has it all, a successful career, wonderful children, beautiful home and a loving wife. However, returning to his home after work on his birthday, he finds his house deserted and darkened with almost all the lightbulbs missing, all easy access outside cut off and a videotape waiting for him. Playing that tape, he watches a bizarre and grueling recording in which his wife explains her grievance with him, her reasons for disappearing with the children and her revenge for how he treated her in a way he would never forget. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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How well do you know your wife? See more »


Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The film was the "first production from Italo company Fandango's Aussie offshoot" according to David Stratton in show-business trade paper 'Variety'. See more »

Goofs

Husband Steve is watching the video with the TV control in his right hand & a smoke in his left hand. The film angle changes & now the TV remote is in his left hand & the smoke is in his right. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Alexandra: [talking to the mirror] I'm sorry Steve, I'm truly sorry.
[spits into the mirror]
Alexandra: Don't be sorry. Never be sorry.
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Connections

Referenced in The 'Dr Plonk' Score (2008) See more »

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Steam Will Rise
by Silverchair
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What's wrong with Anglo-Saxon culture
23 December 2003 | by onid2001See all my reviews

The movie was perfectly shot. I was nervous and afraid from beginning to end. The director brought me along every step of the story. The acting is spectacular. What shocked me the most about this movie is the utter, pure hate. I have one question though: what is wrong with Anglo-Saxon culture? What inspired Rolf De Heer to write a story about a woman who hates her husband so much that she wants to humiliate, debase, destroy and keep him from his own children forever. I understand that she would want to get back at him for having humiliated and neglected her but not want him killed alive. I've noticed that women in Anglo-Saxon movies can be protrayed as extremely hatefull and vendictive. This movie made me realise how bad things could become between two people. If anyone wants to get married they should first see this movie. Then if they still want to, they will have been forewarned.


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Official Sites:

Cyan Films | Film Movement | See more »

Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 December 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Vingança de Alexandra See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

AUD2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$37,078, 21 December 2003

Gross USA:

$752,148

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,224,975
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Ontario)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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