Als Francis' dochtertje al een jaar geleden spoorloos is verdwenen, zoekt hij troost in de striptent waar de vroegere oppas van zijn dochtertje optreedt
Exotica / written and dir. by Atom Egoyan
Atom Egoyan
Mychael Danna 1958-
Bruce Greenwood Mia Kirshner Don McKellar Arsinée Khanjian Elias Koteas
Concorde film, 2007 | Other editions
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99 min.
Engels gesproken Ondertiteling: Nederlands

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Canadese speelfilm uit 1994 van, de van oorsprong Armeniër, Atom Egoyan (Where the truth lies, Adjuster*, Ararat*), met Ginette Reno, Pierre Bougault e.a. Het dochtertje van Francis is een jaar geleden spoorloos verdwenen. Christina, de vroegere oppas van zijn dochter, is tegenwoordig stripteasedanseres in Club Exotica. Het geeft Francis troost deze act te zien. Maar haar ex en tevens eigenaar van de club, Eric, wordt met de dag jaloerser en laat Francis uit de club zetten. Francis neemt vervolgens op een wel zeer geraffineerde manier wraak. Roger Ebert (Chicago Sun Times,i) geeft 4 (van 5) sterren : 'Exotica is a movie labyrinth, winding seductively into the darkest secrets of a group of people who should have no connection with one another, but do. At the beginning, the film seems to be about randomly selected strangers. By the end, it is revealed that these people are so tightly wound up together that if you took one away, their world would collapse.(...) The movie is a series of i…Read more

About Atom Egoyan

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Atom Egoyan, (; born July 19, 1960) is an Armenian-Canadian stage and film director, writer, and producer. Egoyan made his career breakthrough with Exotica (1994), a film set primarily in and around the fictional Exotica strip club. Egoyan's most critically acclaimed film is the drama The Sweet Hereafter (1997), for which he received two Academy Award nominations, and his biggest commercial success is the erotic thriller Chloe (2009).

His work often explores themes of alienation and isolation, featuring characters whose interactions are mediated through technology, bureaucracy, or other power structures. Egoyan's films often follow non-linear plot structures, in which events are placed out of sequence in order to elicit specific emotional reactions from the audience by withholding key information.

In 2008, Egoyan received the Dan David Prize for "Creative Rendering of the Past." Egoyan later received the Governor General's Perfo…Read more on Wikipedia


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