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The Tesseract (2003)

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

Director:

Oxide Chun Pang

Writers:

Oxide Chun Pang (screenplay), Patrick Neate (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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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Storyline

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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Quotes

Sean: [grabs Wit and pins him to the wall] You! Shit!
Fon: [In Thai] You stole my friend's belongings, didn't you? Time to hand it back.
Wit: [In Thai] What are you talking about? I have no idea.
Fon: [In Thai] You have no idea how important it is. Hand it back!
Wit: [In Thai] Come on, how can I steal it?
Fon: [In Thai] Liar!
Wit: [In Thai] I didn't steal anything. Honestly!
Fon: [In Thai] Liar! Hand it back now!
Wit: [In English to Sean] Mr. Sean, you know me right? I wouldn't steal from you, I'm a good boy.
Sean: [...]
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Soundtracks

The Tesseract end theme
Written by James Iha
Performed by Maya
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Nice experiment
1 November 2004 | by marc-hoefkensSee all my reviews

I thought this movie was a nice experiment. I liked the photography and the combination of B&W and colour in one shot, which makes the colour functional. I also loved the time-shifts and repetitions of shots from other angles. It gives the film its own identity. The general atmosphere of Bangkok as a setting seems quite successful to me. Saskia Reeves as Rosa and Alexander Rendel as Wit are very convincing, more than Jonathan Rhys-Meyers as Sean, who, I thought, has a tendency of over-acting. Of course paranoia is a most difficult role-aspect to act out. The initial scene, where Sean has a dream in which he's shot at, is too much a technical copy of typical Matrix-scenes. Even the sound effects seem to be an exact clone.


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Country:

Japan | Thailand | UK

Language:

English | Thai

Release Date:

9 June 2005 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Tesseract See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Artist Film, Pang Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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