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Love - Passion - Obsession
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Michael McManus ... Lance

Arsinée Khanjian ... Lisa

Gabrielle Rose ... Clara
Tony Nardi ... Eddy
David Hemblen ... Producer
Patricia Collins ... Housekeeper

Gerard Parkes ... Father

Jacqueline Samuda ... Bride (as Jackie Samuda)
Peter Krantz ... Groom
Patrick Tierney ... Eddy's colleague at video store
Robert Dodds ... Doctor
Leszek Lis ... Friend of the Housekeeper
Sharon Corder ... Hotel Manager (voice)
David MacKay ... Man at the Party
Teresa Hunt ... Women at the Party
Marie-Lynne Gleeson ... Women at the Party
C.J. Fidler ... Women at the Party (as Cindy Fidler)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Franco Tata ... Clara's brother

Mychael Danna ... Concert pianist (uncredited)

Directed by
Atom Egoyan 
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(in alphabetical order)
Atom Egoyan  writer

Produced by
Atom Egoyan .... producer
Camelia Frieberg .... delegate producer
Donald Ranvaud .... associate producer
Original Music by
Mychael Danna 
Cinematography by
Paul Sarossy 
Film Editing by
Bruce McDonald 
Production Design by
Linda Del Rosario 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Cynthia Gillespie .... second assistant director
David J. Webb .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Peter Melnychuk .... boom operator
Steve Munro .... sound editor
Daniel Pellerin .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael Werth .... dialogue editor
Visual Effects by
Chris Wallace .... hi-def colourist (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
David Plank .... first assistant camera
Other crew
Allen Bell .... script supervisor

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93 min
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Australia:M | UK:18 (original rating) | UK:15 (2013)
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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Simply Great, 24 October 1998
Author: Ing. Ramiro C. Tijerina Gonzalez from Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

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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