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Year
1994
Runtime
103 min.
Director
Atom Egoyan
Genre
Drama
Rating *
7.1
Votes *
15,767
Checks
2,195
Favs
179
Dislikes
17
Favs/checks
8.2% (1:12)
Favs/dislikes
11:1
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  1. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    The story has two dovetailing strands. There's Bruce Greenwood's traumatized tax agent who tries to get over the murder of his daughter (for which he was for a time falsely accused of) by going to Exotica, a high-class strip club where he has a strange (and platonic) relationship with a dancer whose shtick is dressing up like a schoolgirl. And then there's Don McKellar (the hilarious Darren Nichols from Slings & Arrows) playing a repressed exotic pet dealer, investigated by Greenwood. Also watch for young Victor Garber and even younger Sarah Polley. Egoyan creates the film in editing, pacing it non-chronologically as revelations of the heart. The relationships are mysteries but obviously important, and only by the end do we understand why the characters are who they are. It's masterful and surprisingly touching. Don't let the sordid subject matter put you off 3 years 5 months ago
  2. mpouk's avatar

    mpouk

    Consistently brilliant cerebral puzzle on the unseen boundaries of communication and human contact. 5 years 2 months ago
  3. Rosenrotta's avatar

    Rosenrotta

    Brilliant! Much better than The Sweet Hereafter. 6 years 9 months ago
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In 6 official lists

  1. This movie ranks #30 in Top 100 Canadian Films
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  2. This movie ranks #43 in The New Cult Canon
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    43
  3. This movie ranks #343 in Roger Ebert: the great movies
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  4. This movie ranks #759 in Sight and Sound 2012 - Combined List
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  5. This movie ranks #906 in Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Films
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  6. This movie ranks #923 in They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?
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