We open on a seemingly happy family, on the day of the father's birthday. He goes to work just like any other day, but when he returns home he finds the house to be abandoned, dark and empty with no one in sight. Initially he suspects that this is just the antics of his wife, setting up a surprise party for him on his birthday, but he soon discovers that the house is in fact deserted, with only a single television and videotape waiting to be played. This is a rather tough film to talk about with giving away details, but lets just say he finds that the videotape is a message from his wife, leading him down a dark and twisted road which he would never expect on his birthday. Alexandra's Project is a slow paced, intricate piece of filmmaking, that relies heavily on a visual style which exudes an ominous and mysterious tone. A large amount of the film simply revolves around the husband watching this vile, mean-spirited video from his wife. This is a psychological revenge film, that is incredibly mean spirited. Rolf De Heer's Alexandra's Project delivers a unique twist on the revenge flick, capturing a wife's attempt to take revenge on a husband who has hurt her emotionally in the past.
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