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Alexandra's Project (2003)

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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

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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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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:

AUD 2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$76,764 (Australia), 9 May 2003, Limited Release
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Ontario)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film was sold to at least nineteen territories including the USA, France, Italy, Canada, Germany, and Australia. 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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Steam Will Rise
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Rudely thought-provoking
13 January 2004 | by b4peace-1See all my reviews

The previous comments to this movie are indeed polarised! And I think it would make an interesting analysis if one were to know what gender and if happily married or single were each of the respondents with regard to how they wrote their summary of this film.

Personally I found the acting certainly adequate to portray the basic storyline of this movie: a husband & wife with poor emotional dynamics. Why Alexandra didn't leave her husband sooner is one Q I would ask her if I could. There's no point staying in a marriage when it gets this bad.

This is an adult film. I would wonder why a parent would want to take their teen to see this. It is an intended confronting film and one that could make people, especially the married ones, reassess how healthy is their marriage.

The person who considered this film "a dull story" - maybe they don't want to face the reality that many relationships suffer the same horror, in different but similar guises. After all it's a truth that sex is a loaded topic/means of control/manipulation in the 'battle of the sexes', so to speak, especially where the male has more influence/control.

The film covers many important aspects about life & family: what is the meaning of love especially in a marriage; when is it time to call it quits, even with children; is revenge ever acceptable, and so on.

An important film, albeit not one for the masses (too boring I suspect for the likes of today's world of high-tech film sports) if one is courageous enough to see the implications for us all.


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