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Exotica (1994) (Criterion Collection)

English · DVD


US Version | Region code  1
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Will be released 20.09.2022

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One of the defining independent films of the 1990s, Atom Egoyan’s mesmerizing international breakthrough Exotica takes the conventions of the psychological thriller into bold new territory—unsettling, dreamlike, and empathetic. At the neon-drenched Toronto strip club of the film’s title, a coterie of lost and damaged souls—including a man haunted by grief (Bruce Greenwood), a young woman with whom he shares an enigmatic bond (Mia Kirshner), an obsessive emcee (Elias Koteas), and a smuggler of rare bird eggs (Don McKellar)—search for redemption as they work through the traumas of their mysteriously interconnected histories in an obsessive cycle of sex, pain, jealousy, and catharsis. Masterfully weaving together past and present, Egoyan constructs a spellbinding narrative puzzle, the full emotional impact of which doesn’t hit until the last piece is in place.

Product details

Director Atom Egoyan
Actor Mia Kirshner, Elias Koteas, Bruce Greenwood, Arsinee Khanjian, Don Mckellar, Sarah Polley, Victor Garber
Label Criterion Collection
Genre Drama
Content DVD
FSK / age rating from age 16
Publication date 20.09.2022
Edition Criterion Collection
Audio English (Dolby Digital)
Screen 16/9
Year of production 1994
Version US Version
Region code 1

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Customer reviews

  • super

    Written on 22. January 2004 by rob.
    This customer review refers to a alternative version.

    also ich fand wohl, dass der film einen eigenen stil entwickelt. ja er lebt förmlich davon. gemessen an den 103 minuten laufzeit passiert eigentlich nicht sehr viel, trotzdem schafft es dieser film, eine ungeheure spannung aufzubauen, die sehr subtil daher kommt. und dies völlig ohne effekte. absolut zu empfehlen. soundtrack ist wirklich super.

  • .

    Written on 07. November 2003 by MR. T.
    This customer review refers to a alternative version.

    sehr schöner film mit noch schönerem soundtrack. auch optisch überzeugend !

  • Inhaltlich hervorragend

    Written on 06. October 2003 by dps.
    This customer review refers to a alternative version.

    Leider kann ich das von der Umsetzung nicht sagen. Kamera und Art Direction wirken ein wenig uninspiriert und das drückt auf den Sehgenuss. Irgendwie entwickelt der Film keinen eigenen Stil und wirkt vom Optischen her immer etwas billig.
    Aber Schauspieler und Drehbuch sind erstklassig.

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