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The Tesseract (2003)

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A psychologist, an Englishman, a bellboy and a wounded female assasin have their fates crossed at a sleazy Bangkok hotel.

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Oxide Chun Pang

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Oxide Chun Pang (screenplay), Patrick Neate (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jonathan Rhys Meyers ... Sean
Saskia Reeves ... Rosa
Alexander Rendell Alexander Rendell ... Wit
Carlo Nanni Carlo Nanni ... Roy
Lena Christensen Lena Christensen ... Lita
Veradis Vinyarath Veradis Vinyarath ... Sia Toh
Tunpicha Simasathen Tunpicha Simasathen ... Cat
Pitakpong Sillapasorn Pitakpong Sillapasorn ... Hea Mah
Larkana Vatanawongsiree Larkana Vatanawongsiree ... Fon
Somlee Phiboonpun Somlee Phiboonpun ... Hoi
Nimponth Chaisirikul Nimponth Chaisirikul ... Hotel owner
Chalempron Kaprat Chalempron Kaprat ... Tui
Wesley Homjan Wesley Homjan ... Jo
Sorasak Phatumsiri Sorasak Phatumsiri ... Sia Toh's men
Tawan Nomjun Tawan Nomjun ... Sia Toh's men
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In Bangkok, in a low-budget hotel called "Heaven", the fates of four guests are interconnected due to a theft in a room: Sean, a paranoid English drug dealer, who is dealing with a powerful local drug lord; the British psychologist Rosa, who is grieving the loss of her son and conducting research with poor children in Thailand; a seriously wounded killer, hired to kill the mobster; and Wit, an abused thirteen-year-old bellboy, who steals from the guests. In the end, we see that it is almost impossible to control life and, sometimes, a subtle incident may lead to fatality. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for violence, language, drug content and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Quotes

Hea Mah: Business or pleasure?
Sean: Business.
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The Tesseract end theme
Written by James Iha
Performed by Maya
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Bad storyboard but good narration and rhythm
17 April 2006 | by Michel_spainSee all my reviews

At the beginning of the film one can read:

"The Tesseract is a hypercube unraveled." "When a square unravels to a live, two dimensions become one." "When a cube unravels to a cross, three dimensions become two." "When a hypercube unravels to the tesseract, four dimensions become three."

In fact the tesseract is a 4 dimensional cube (term by Charles Howard Hinton, mathematician and science fiction writer) and this concept tries to introduce us into more than three dimensions.

This movie is a strange mixture of Matrix (special effects), Kill Bill (slow camera scenes with Tomoyasu Hotei's "Battle Without Honor or Humanity" style) and Memento (playing with time, backward and forward).

Four strange and different characters reunited in a hotel of Bangkok with nothing in common. Really nothing in common? The first minutes promise an excellent film that does not convince in any moment. It's a pity, could have been magnificent.


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Country:

Japan | Thailand | UK

Language:

English | Thai

Release Date:

9 June 2005 (South Korea) See more »

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Artist Film, Pang Bros. See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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