(out of 5)

Atom Egoyan creates an intoxicating view of a seedy underworld in this film whose story revolves around a house of burlesque called “Exotica”. The main characters who collide and interact are a young woman () who dances at the club, the club’s beautiful owner (), a tax auditor () who is a frequent patron, the club’s DJ () and a pet store owner () who picks men up at the opera.  How everyone manages to connect to each other is unnaturally forced, but there are moments of visual brilliance and emotional depth to make it a worthy experience.

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Canada, 1994

Directed by

Screenplay by Atom Egoyan

Cinematography by

Produced by Atom Egoyan,

Music by

Production Design by ,

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Film Festivals:  Cannes 1994

Cast Tags:  , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Independent Spirit Award Nomination
Best Foreign Film

Canadian Screen Awards (Genie Awards)
Best Motion Picture
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Don McKellar)
Best Achievement in Direction (Atom Egoyan)
Best Screenplay, Original
Best Achievement in Cinematography
Best Achievement in Art Direction/Production Design
Best Achievement in Costume Design
Best Music Score

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Elias Koteas)
Best Achievement in Overall Sound
Best Achievement in Film Editing
Best Achievement in Sound Editing



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