The Tesseract (film)

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The Tesseract
The Tesseract movie poster.jpg
Promotional poster for the Sundance Channel.
Directed by Oxide Pang
Produced by Takashi Kusube
Naoki Kai Soo-Jun Bae
Jun Hara Koichi Shibuya
Screenplay by Oxide Pang
Patrick Neate
Based on The Tesseract
by Alex Garland
Starring Jonathan Rhys-Meyers
Saskia Reeves
Music by James Iha
Cinematography Decha Srimantra
Edited by Oxide Pang
Piyapan Chooppetch
Distributed by Momentum Pictures
Running time
92 minutes
Country Japan
United Kingdom
Language English

The Tesseract, is a 2003 thriller film starring Jonathan Rhys-Meyers. Based on the novel of the same name by Alex Garland, it is directed by Oxide Pang.

The film examines four seemingly unconnected lives brought together through a theft in a Bangkok hotel room (unlike the novel which is set in Manila). The interactions of an English drug dealer, an English psychologist, a Thai assassin, and an abused 13-year-old boy demonstrate that life is so complex that even the smallest events can have enormous, even fatal consequences (i.e. the butterfly effect).


Sean, a runner for a drug gang, has checked into room 303 at the seedy, rundown Heaven Hotel in Bangkok, to await arrival of a package of heroin. Another guest is Rosa, psychologist who is researching slum children, on the floor below (room 202). In the next room, 203, is Lita, a female assassin who is waiting to intercept the package Sean is waiting for. Tying them all together, is the 13-year-old bellboy, Wit, a streetwise, light-fingered kid.


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