- Actors: Bruce Greenwood, Elias Koteas, Don McKellar, David Hemblen, Calvin Green
- Directors: Atom Egoyan
- Writers: Atom Egoyan
- Producers: Atom Egoyan, Camelia Frieberg, David Webb, Robert Lantos
- Format: Import
- Language: English, Hebrew
- Classification: 18
- Studio: Artificial Eye
- VHS Release Date: 1 Jun. 2003
- Run Time: 100 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B00004CR7Y
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 495,319 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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Canadian writer/director Atom Egoyan continues his examination of human morality and the politics of voyeurism in this steamy thriller, set in a strip club. Pet shop owner Thomas (Don McKellar) arrives in town with a secret cache of rare bird eggs. Sharing a cab from the airport he ends up in Exotica, a local strip club. Fascinated by star stripper Christina (Mia Kirshner), he becomes drawn into her sordid lifestyle, along with the club DJ (Elias Koteas) and a disturbed tax auditor (Bruce Greenwood). As the multiple narratives and chronological twists unfold, the characters find their lives becoming inexorably intertwined as they head towards a shocking conclusion.
Top Customer Reviews
Leonard Cohen growls 'Everybody Knows' to one of the most clinical, measured strips of all time, and yet the whole moment becomes strangely beautiful and tastefully erotic. Oh heck, this film just doesn't make sense on the page - buy it and check out a complete one off that will stay with you forever.
Beautiful, funny (in parts), moving and simultaneously unsettling, Exotica is one of the most unique and provocative film experiences I have ever had. I simply cannot reccommend it enough.
We also have a tax inspector called Francis who attends the club nigh on all the time to be with one particular dancer. He has an unsettled past and involves one of his clients who runs a pet shop and has a thing for the opera.
The first thing you notice about this film is how it looks and sounds, it seems just so fresh and vital The camera seems to love everything put in front of it. The acting is stilted on purpose and everything seems obscured from full revelation almost from the start. And the reason for that is this is a mystery or a series of them and they are al interconnected if even by a thread so fine it must be made of gossamer.
This is a film that exudes sex, but has none and drips with style in the most unstylish of scenes, an absolute joy to watch and one I am amazed I had not seen until now - an absolute must see for all serious cinema fans.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a story about nothing; no plots, no twists, no clever ideas. Furthermore the trailer does not represent the film as it focuses completely on a 20min side story.Published 15 months ago by michael
Billed as an 'erotic thriller' (which to be fair probably wasn't the directors idea) Exotica has precious little eroticism and zero thrills. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Lendrick
This is an interesting sounding album that mixes Indian Eastern sounds with Jon Hassell type horns creating a unique exotic atmosphere.Published 20 months ago by Liam Devany
yet another producer, director, film company etc etc etc who couldn't care less about deaf people because they could not be bothered to include subtitles. Read morePublished 21 months ago by nick
Good and as I expected. Atom Egoyan always plays with your expectations, but in a more honest way than Mamet insofar as every plot development and twist is both logical and true. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Les G Teague
Weird and quite creepy Canadian film set in the 1990s but seems to be in the 1980s. It turns out to not be what you expect it to be, and it is made for TV quality. Read morePublished on 1 Jan. 2015 by Freethinker