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Exotica (1994)

R | | Drama | 24 March 1995 (USA)
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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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CAD 2,000,000 (estimated)

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$4,183,379
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Sarah Polley, playing a small supporting role in this film, later starred in Atom Egoyan's later film The Sweet Hereafter (1997). Also appearing in both films are Bruce Greenwood and Egoyan's wife Arsinée Khanjian. See more »

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The cuts on Francis's face change size & shape throughout the movie after he gets thrown out of Exotica. See more »

Quotes

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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Impromptu, Op. 90 No. 4
Performed by Eve Egoyan
Written by Franz Schubert
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A fractured movie about a fractured life
21 December 1998 | by See all my reviews

Perhaps Atom Egoyan's most successful film. Egoyan's technique is to fracture a story like a jigsaw puzzle, giving the viewer bits and pieces which only all connect in the final scene. That ripping apart of reality is especially appropriate here, since the movie is about people putting their lives together after terrible trauma. It's also about the danger in leaping to conclusions - the viewer is often tempted to make a judgement about what he or she sees, and that judgement is often both wrong and unfair. If this all sounds like homework, be assured that the movie is also a lot of fun: it's sexy and interesting and inspired.


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