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The Big Empty (2005)

A bittersweet tale of Alice, her vagina and the infinite nature of the tundra.

Directors:

Lisa Chang (as J. Lisa Chang), Newton Thomas Sigel

Writers:

Lisa Chang (as J. Lisa Chang), Newton Thomas Sigel | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Selma Blair ... Alice
Elias Koteas ... The Specialist
Richard Kind ... Talk Show Host
Gabriel Mann ... The Thoughtful Man
Simon Cole Simon Cole ... Arctic Explorer
Richmond Arquette ... Gynecologist
Ezra Buzzington ... Cartographer
Linda Bisesti ... Nurse
David Doumeng David Doumeng ... Anchorman
Rita Taggart ... Bookstore Co-Worker
Bob Stephenson ... Doctor #1 (as Robert J. Stephenson)
DeForest Mapp ... Doctor #2
Mobin Khan ... Doctor #3
Grant Heslov ... Doctor #4
Hugh Laurie ... Doctor #5
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A bittersweet tale of Alice, her vagina and the infinite nature of the tundra.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Short | Comedy

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 October 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Big Empty See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$50,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Co-director Newton Thomas Sigel approached prosthetic effects maker Andy Clement about creating the oversized prosthetic of Alice's vagina for the film's opening shot. They had previously worked together on episodes of House (2004), for which Clement had made prosthetic babies. Sigel asked Clement "How are you with a vagina?"; he replied "No complaints so far". The vagina was built out of a tube of silicone big enough for a lens to fit in. Sigel was very impressed with it when he went to pick it up from Clement's workshop, and thanked him. Clement said he should thank all of the prosthetic crew, because it was "one vagina they'd all had a hand in". See more »

Soundtracks

Motion Picture Soundtrack
Written by Colin Greenwood, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O'Brien, Phil Selway and Thom Yorke
Performed by Radiohead
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A movie about loneliness
15 April 2006 | by alpi_wan_kenobiSee all my reviews

This movie is about Alice's vagina and other characters around her. She has pain in her vagina and during examination very cold tundra place is found in it. During movie a lot of characters( doctor, Eskimo's, scientists) is entering in her vagina but find nothing. In fact, there is only problem about her,pain. nobody concern about that except a man.

Selma Blair played very successfully in this short movie. She could show the loneliness of Alice. I think everybody that seen this movie can find something about life, especially love.

Therefore George Clooney and Peter Soderbergh are the executive producers of this movie. Finally, this movie should be watched, I promise you would have a nice time.


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