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Exotica (1994)

R | | Drama | 24 March 1995 (USA)
A man whose daughter recently died becomes obsessed with a dancer in the night club Exotica.

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Storyline

This psychological thriller is true to its subjects as well as being complex, dynamic, and overly dramatic. How something so long ago, seemingly trivial, years later with more significant trauma, turns repressed emotions into a dysfunctional life and distorted thinking. This is all merged into a psychological menagerie that unfolds piece by piece to perfection. Written by benignjamin

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In a world of temptation, obsession is the deadliest desire.

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Rated R for some sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Exótica  »

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Budget:

CAD 2,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$4,183,379
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The director's wife, Arsinée Khanjian, was seven months pregnant when her parts in the movie were filmed. See more »

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In one scene when Eric is talking with Cristina walking on the grass, you can see a microphone at the top of the screen. See more »

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Christina: Do you have a lot of friends?
Eric: Not really...
Christina: Do you ever wish you did?
Eric: Yeah.
Christina: When?
Eric: Well... like... now, for instance.
Christina: Why?
Eric: Well... I just met you. And I feel like telling somebody about it.
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Flame of Desire
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simply the best
23 July 2000 | by See all my reviews

Exotica is an absolutely phenomenal movie. Though I have seen it many times certain scenes still leave me amazed. IMHO it is Egoyan's personal best and one of the best films of the 90s


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