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Exotica (DVD) Bruce Greenwood Atom Egoyan

A moody, psychological study of one man's all-consuming guilt and obsessions. Francis, a tax accountant whose wife and child have both died, finds himself irresistibly drawn to a local strip joint known as "Exotica". Every night he goes there to gaze upon Christina, a friend of his deceased daughter whose performance consists of shedding the little-girl costume she wears onstage. But the dancer's ex-boyfriend, disturbed by Francis's creepy presence, demands that he stay away from both the club and the young woman. So Francis hires a friend to keep an eye on Christina and report all her doings to him. However, he still cannot accept the loss of his child nor keep his mind off Christina. It's almost as if only death and Christina's fall from grace sustain him.

Industry Reviews "...In the form of a taut, psychological thriller, Egoyan plumbs the violence of the mind in ways that are unique and unnerving..." Rolling Stone - Peter Travers (03/23/1995)

"...Egoyan leaves any hint of banality in the dust....Perfectly played by [Greenwood and Kirshner]..." New York Times - Caryn James (09/24/1994)

"...Witty and mind-tickling....A gorgeous tease..." -- Rating: B+ Entertainment Weekly - Owen Gleiberman (03/24/1995)

"...Atom Egoyan provides another daunting descent into human despair....[He] constructs the piece like an intricate little thriller..." Variety - Leonard Klady (05/16/1994)

"...Fascinating....Complex in its time-warp structure, profound in its revelation of family ties and dark desires..." Film Comment - Mary Corliss (07/01/1994)

"...Atom Egoyan returns on magnificent form to the themes he knows and loves...Egoyan skillfully weaves voyeurism deep into the film..." Sight and Sound - Amanda Lipman (05/01/1995)

"...The movie is a series of interlocking surprises and delights, and, at the end, it is heartbreaking as well. It's quite a performance, announcing Egoyan's arrival in the first rank of filmmakers..." Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert (03/03/1995)



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