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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 
Writing credits
(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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13 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Thoughtful, challenging, and not without humor.., 12 October 1999
Author: Helen Highwater from Washington, DC

Terrific. I hadn't seen any Egoyan films before, and I'd read some criticism that led me to expect it to be an incredibly depressing experience - but it wasn't; not at all. I really enjoyed his insistence on reminding you that you're watching a film & interest in how cameras affect human interaction..

Plus, for me there was a lot of humor in it! I don't think you should be worrying about whether it's appropriate to laugh at some scenes - I could hardly keep a straight face every time the goth boy/aspiring actor/hotel staffer was onscreen. Smart, witty, highly recommended.

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