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Lance
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Lisa
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Tony Nardi ...
Eddy
David Hemblen ...
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Housekeeper
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Peter Krantz ...
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Patrick Tierney ...
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Robert Dodds ...
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Leszek Lis ...
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Sharon Corder ...
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David MacKay ...
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Teresa Hunt ...
Women at the Party
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A struggling actor's job as a hotel custodian is a front for his real job: being rented out as a gigolo by his supervisor. A co-worker is obsessed with him, but he ignores and avoids her. He leaves his acting resume in the hotel room of a screenwriter, who is casting for a TV movie based on the true story of her deceased brother. She hires him to play the lead and the two begin an affair. She becomes increasingly distraught as it becomes evident that the movie's producer is changing her story. Egoyan's trademark tangle of bizarre relationships surrounds the protagonists on their way to a mind-blowing conclusion. A hypnotic, fascinating film. Written by Marty Cassady <martyc@vt.edu>

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Simply Great
24 October 1998 | by (Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico) – See all my reviews

As my first approach to Egoyan's films, I must say it was a great experience. The movie is about lonely people searching for something or someone, about the influence of media, about life. Its ambientation works excellent. Not an easy movie to see, though; but it's really an experience.


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