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|Directed by||Rolf de Heer|
|Produced by||Rolf de Heer
Antonio Zeccola (executive producer)
Julie Ryan & Domenico Procacci
|Written by||Rolf de Heer|
|Music by||Graham Tardif|
|Distributed by||Palace Films|
|Running time||103 minutes|
|Box office||A$844,494 (Australia)|
Upon returning home from work on his birthday, Steve—a middle class husband and father of two—finds the house dark and his family not home. He notices a chair, his television set, and a video tape obviously set out for his viewing. He turns the TV and VCR on, and begins to watch a tape made for him by his wife, Alexandra. The first clip shows his wife and children wishing him a happy birthday, but after the kids leave the room, Alexandra begins a striptease, and it appears to be nothing more than a birthday gift. As it progresses, however, it becomes clear that the tape is designed to humiliate and torture Steve for marital problems that Alexandra has been stewing about for years. While listening to his wife's complaints, he confirms his insensitivity by responding to the TV, "There's nothing here that a little Prozac wouldn't fix." As part of her show, Alexandra feigns breast cancer, has sex with their neighbor, and tells Steve that neither she nor their two children are ever coming home.
- Gary Sweet as Steve
- Helen Buday as Alexandra
- Bogdan Koca as Bill
- Jack Christie as Sam
- Samantha Knigge as Emma
- Eileen Darley as Christine
- Geoff Revell as Rodney
- Philip Spruce as Taxi Driver
- Nathan O'Keefe as Man at Door
- Peter Greena as Chairman
- Martha Lott as Female Worker
- Cindy Elliott as Female Worker
- Gemma Falk as Female Worker
- Nicole Daniel as Female Worker
- Duncan Graham as Male Worker
- Michael Ienna as Male Worker
De Heer originally wanted to make the film so he could use a single location and use up various fragments of ideas he had accumulated.
Alexandra's Project took $844,494 at the box office in Australia which is equivalent to $996,503 in 2009 dollars.
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