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Atom Egoyan (writer)
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Release Date:
27 July 1990 (Netherlands) See more »
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Love - Passion - Obsession
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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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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1 win & 7 nominations See more »
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Cast

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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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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
 
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Chris Wallace .... hi-def colourist (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Plank .... first assistant camera
 
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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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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
social disconnections, 4 January 2011
Author: Michael Neumann from United States

The celebrated Canadian/Armenian filmmaker Atom Egoyan again trains his voyeuristic gaze on the numbing influence of video technology, showing some of the ways it can be (mis)used to short circuit human emotions. Egoyan's typically oblique and (deliberately) disjointed story of psycho-sexual obsession follows two women, a passive, repressed hotel maid and a frustrated screenwriter, both infatuated with the very same obscure object of desire: a narcissistic gigolo/actor looking for his first 'speaking part'. The scenario is more than a little contrived (among other plot holes is a never accounted for corpse), but the patchy script is offset by the director's eye for imagery and by some of the deadpan ironies of his observations (a video morgue, safe sex via closed-circuit TV, and so forth). Egoyan was one of the first movie makers to locate the real connection between sex, lies, and videotape, but the impression left here is of a talented director capable of something much better.

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