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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Francis / Tax auditor
... Christina / Stripper
... Thomas / Petshop owner
... Eric / Club's DJ
... Zoe / Club owner
... Harold / Francis' brother
... Tracey / Harold's daughter
David Hemblen ... Customs Inspector
Calvin Green ... Customs Officer
... Scalper
... Club Doorman
Peter Krantz ... Man in Taxi
Billy Merasty ... Man at Opera
... David / Man at Opera
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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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Also Known As:

Exótica  »

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Budget:

CAD 2,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$4,183,379
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Trivia

When the film was being advertised through newspapers in the Philippines, the banner states "Strong warning by the MTRCB (Movie and Television Ratings Classification Board) - strictly for adults only. This film is approved without cuts because of its artistic value." See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Eric: He comes in here every other night. He has his favorite drink, and his favourite table, with his favorite dancer. Sometimes he has to wait for her, and sometimes she's waiting for him, to protect him. She's his angel.
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Referenced in Dinner for Five: Episode #2.10 (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Flame of Desire
Performed by Studebaker John and The Hawks
Written by John Grimaldi
Courtesy of Blind Pig Records, a division of Whole Hog Inc.
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Where substance prevails...
24 April 2001 | by See all my reviews

I don't have much to add that hasn't already been said. "Exotica" is a great example of a movie that works with a budget limit and comes off better than all of these multi-million dollar Hollywood FX-bonanza's. An intricate and refreshing story where you get to know the characters piece by piece. The movie requires patience in the early stages, but once it clicks, there's no looking back. A masterpiece of a movie.


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