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Atom Egoyan

Exotica

103' - 1994 - Drama - Dialogue: Hebrew, English
Director: Atom Egoyan Composer: Mychael Danna With: Bruce Greenwood, Elias Koteas, Don McKellar, Mia Kirshner
Atom Egoyan's latest film, continues the director's exploration of "personal identity as an artificial construct". Exotica, which is said to be his most accessible feature, is centered in a strip club from which the film takes its title. The club's dancers come to personify the patrons' fantasies; and one regular, a tax auditor, is particularly drawn to a performer named Christina. Observing the evolving relationship is Eric the club's master of ceremonies. While also favouring Christina, he is compelled by the perverse energy that enfolds the dancer and her audience of one.

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Credits

Director

Atom Egoyan

Composer

Mychael Danna

With

Bruce Greenwood, Elias Koteas, Don McKellar, Mia Kirshner

Scenario

Atom Egoyan

Director of Photography

Paul Sarossy

Editor

Susan Shipton

Producer

Atom Egoyan, Camelia Frieberg

More information

Dialogue

Hebrew, English

Countries of production

Canada

Year

1994

Filmography

Atom Egoyan
Lust of a Eunuch (short, 1977), Howard in Particular (short, 1979), After Grad with Dad (short, 1980), Next of Kin (1984), Men: A Passion Playground (short, 1985), Family Viewing (1987), Speaking Parts (1989), The Adjuster (1991), Montréal vu par... (1991), Peep Show (short, 1992), Open House (short, 1992), Calendar (1993), Exotica (1994), A Portrait of Arshile (short, 1995), The Sweet Hereafter (1997), Bach Cello Suit #4: Sarabande (1997), Felicia's Journey (1999), The Line (short, 2000), Diaspora (short, 2001), Close (short, 2001), Ararat (2002), Where the Truth Lies (2005), Citadel (2006), To Each His Own Cinema (2007), Adoration (2008), Chloe (2009), Invisible World (2012), Venice 70: Future Reloaded (2013), Devil's Knot (2013), The Captive (2014), Remember (2015), Guest of Honour (2019), Bluebeard's Castle (2022), Seven Veils (2023)

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