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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...

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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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Alexandra is planning a birthday surprise that Steve will never forget. See more »


Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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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:

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

One of two theatrical feature films by writer-producer-director Rolf de Heer specifically examining marital break-up and marriage break-down. The films are 'The Quiet Room' (1996) and 'Alexandra's Project' (2003). The pair of pictures were made and first released about seven years apart. 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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Referenced in Rumble in the Jungle (2008) See more »

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Steam Will Rise
by Silverchair
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The plotoutline describes it all... :(
6 March 2004 | by JoFramboosSee all my reviews

The plot outline describes it all... A man comes home, finds a tape and watches it.

There's nothing more to see in the movie, but it just keeps on going and going and going... And than it's suddenly over... An open ending, so after all nothing happened in this movie... Not even an end!

It's so boring you probably can still follow if you pick in after 2 hours...

This is probably the worst movie I've ever seen!

( there just isn't anything more to say...)


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