Exotica


1h 44m 1994

Brief Synopsis

A tax auditor eases the pain left by the death of his young daughter through an unusual relationship with a dancer at a local strip club. His life intersects with a quirky pet store owner with a dangerous penchant for the exotic.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1994
Production Company
By David's Capers On Location; Digital Domain; Ego Film Arts; Film Opticals Of Canada (Toronto); Ontario Film Development Corporation; TTlTfilm Canada; Trackworks, Inc.
Distribution Company
ALLIANCE RELEASING/MIRAMAX; Alliance Releasing; Alliance Releasing; Curzon Artificial Eye; MIRAMAX; MIRAMAX; Miramax Home Entertainment
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 44m

Synopsis

A tax auditor eases the pain left by the death of his young daughter through an unusual relationship with a dancer at a local strip club. His life intersects with a quirky pet store owner with a dangerous penchant for the exotic.

Crew

Tyler Allen

Other

Hussain Amarshi

Assistant

Hussain Amarshi

Assistant (To The Producers)

Cynthia Barlow

Key Grip

Fergus Barnes

2nd Assistant Director

Carolynne Bell

Assistant Coordinator

Carolynne Bell

Craft Service

Jack Blum

Thanks

David Bottrill

Music Mixer

Paul Boucher

Other

Deirdre Bowen

Thanks

Robert Allistar Brown

Set Labour

Garth Brunt

Set Dresser

John Buchan

Thanks

Cori Burchell

Wardrobe Assistant

Gaurav Chopra

Recording Engineer (Bombay)

Tim Clement

Thanks

Kathleen Climie

Assistant Art Director

Leonard Cohen

Song

Leonard Cohen

Song Performer ("Everybody Knows")

Philip Cole

Song ("Fresh Has Jus B'Gun" "Fresh Has Jus B'Gun Remix")

Kevin Coleey

Song ("Fresh Has Jus B'Gun" "Fresh Has Jus B'Gun Remix")

Sue Connly

Dialogue Editor

Sharon Corder

Thanks

Sylvain Cornouyer

Assistant Makeup

David Crone

Steadicam Operator

Courtney Cunningham

Song ("Fresh Has Jus B'Gun" "Fresh Has Jus B'Gun Remix")

Sandra Cunningham

Production Manager

Mychael Danna

Music Composer

Linda Del Rosario

Production Designer

Linda Del Rosario

Set Dresser

Nicole Demers

Makeup Artist

Atom Egoyan

Producer

Atom Egoyan

Screenwriter

Eve Egoyan

Song Performer ("Impromptu, Op 90 No 4")

Johnnie Eisen

Stills Photographer

Keith Elliott

Re-Recording Mixer

Alison Ethier

Tattoo Artist

Irwin Figueira

Best Boy Grip

Harper Forbes

4th Grip

Camelia Frieberg

Producer

Paul Germann

Trackworks Assistant

Shirley Granger

Production Accountant

John Grimaldi

Song ("Flame Of Desire" "Real Love")

Ted Hanlon

Stunt Coordinator

Victoria Harding

Location Manager

David Harrison

Assistant Makeup

Joanne Harwood

Script Supervisor

Terry Hess

Construction

Chris Hinton

Other

Bill House

Special Thanks

Reni Hoz

Other

Mark Hunter

Set Props

Anthony A. Ianni

Art Assistant

Paul Intson

Digital Editor

Debra Johnson

Hair Design

Michael Kavonaugh

Special Effects Supervisor

Brent Kelly

Lead Set Dresser

Peter Kelly

Re-Recording Mixer

Zachary Kelly

Set Labour

George Kerr

Other

Roscoe Kerr

Best Boy Electric

William Koon

Other

Martyn Krys

Production Lawyer

Mike Kulas

3rd Grip

Robert Lantos

Special Thanks

Helen Lee

Other

Victor Loewy

Thanks

Al Macneil

Driver

Margaret Malandruccolo

Editing Trainees

Andy Malcolm

Foley Artist

Franz Malvoism

Song ("Fresh Has Jus B'Gun" "Fresh Has Jus B'Gun Remix")

Doug Mccullough

Lead Set Dresser

Peter Melnychuk

Boom Operator

Joseph Micomonaco

Camera Trainee

Peter Miskimmin

Props

Mary Monforte

Assistant Makeup

Claudia Moore

Dance Choreographer

Linda Muir

Costume Designer

Andrew Munger

Thanks

Steven Munro

Sound Designer

Jeff Nelson

Location Production Assistant

Ian Nothnagel

Set Labour

Tony Ouellette

Assistant Hair Design

David Owen

Gaffer

Richard Paris

Set Dresser

Richard Paris

Production Designer

David Patrick

Other

Roberta Pazdro

Assistant Production Manager

Daniel Pellerin

Re-Recording Mixer

Jamie Phelan

Editing Trainee

David Plank

Other

Paul Potvin

Props Assistant

Michele Rakich

3rd Assistant Director

Tony Ramsey

Other

Keith Reaume

Set Labour

Ross Redfern

Sound Recordist

Sharon Robinson

Song ("Everybody Knows")

Alvin Rosenberg

Thanks

Celeste Sansregret

Craft Service

Paul Sarossy

Director Of Photography

Roland W Schlimme

Production Coordinator

Franz Schubert

Song ("Impromptu, Op 90 No 4")

Paul Shikata

1st Assistant Editor

Paul Shikata

Assistant Sound

Paul Shikata

Music Editor

Susan Shipton

Editor

Evan Siegel

Transportation Coordinator

Pamela Simons

Production Assistant

Virginia Smart

Production Assistant

Sydney Sproule

Wardrobe Mistress

Mary Sylwester

Trainee Assistant Director

Franco Tatta

Other

Simone Urdl

Assistant (To The Director)

Simone Urdl

Unit Publicist

Greg Van Alstyne

Title Design

Tony Van Den Akker

Foley Recordist

Art Verhoeven

Construction

Wiebke Von Carolsfeld

2nd Assistant Editor

Andres Vosu

Driver

David J Webb

Associate Producer

David J Webb

1st Assistant Director

Steven Willets

Other

Mark Willis

2nd Unit Camera (2nd Unit)

Eardley Wilmot

Assistant Location Manager

Peter Winninger

Adr Editor

Neville Ying

Assistant Hair Design

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1994
Production Company
By David's Capers On Location; Digital Domain; Ego Film Arts; Film Opticals Of Canada (Toronto); Ontario Film Development Corporation; TTlTfilm Canada; Trackworks, Inc.
Distribution Company
ALLIANCE RELEASING/MIRAMAX; Alliance Releasing; Alliance Releasing; Curzon Artificial Eye; MIRAMAX; MIRAMAX; Miramax Home Entertainment
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 44m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of eight 1994 Canadian Genie Awards, including best picture, best director, original screenplay, supporting actor (Don McKellar), best cinematography, best art direction, costume design, and music score. The film also received nominations for best supporting actress (Linda Del Rosario), editing (Susan Shipton), sound, sound editing, and two for best actor (Bruce Greenwood, Elias Koteas).

Winner of the International Film Critics Prize (FIPRESCI) at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival.

Winner of the Prix Melies for best foreign film of 1994. This award is given annually by France's film critics.

Winner of the Silver Spike Award at the 1994 Valladolid International Film Festival.

Winner of the Toronto City award for best Canadian feature at the 1994 Toronto International Film Festival. Egoyan previously won the award for "Family Viewing" (Canada/1987) and "The Adjuster" (Canada/1991).

Limited Release in United States March 3, 1995

Released in United States Spring March 3, 1995

Expanded Release in United States March 10, 1995

Expanded Release in United States March 17, 1995

Wide Release in United States March 24, 1995

Expanded Release in United States March 31, 1995

Released in United States on Video October 24, 1995

Released in United States 1994

Released in United States August 1994

Released in United States September 1994

Released in United States October 1994

Released in United States 1995

Released in United States January 1995

Released in United States March 1995

Shown at New York Film Festival September 23 - October 9, 1994.

Shown at Taormina Film Festival (in competition) July 27 - August 2, 1994.

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival September 30 - October 16, 1994.

Shown at Locarno International Film Festival August 4-14, 1994.

Shown at Banco Nacional International Film Festival in Rio de Janeiro September 1-15, 1994.

Shown at Valladolid International Film Festival (in competition) October 21-29, 1994.

Shown at Cleveland International Film Festival March 30 - April 9, 1995.

Shown at Portland International Film Festival February 17 - March 5, 1995.

Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival March 3-12, 1995.

Completed shooting July 16, 1993.

Began shooting June 14, 1993.

Expanded release in Canada November 4, 1994.

Limited Release in United States March 3, 1995

Released in United States Spring March 3, 1995

Expanded Release in United States March 10, 1995

Expanded Release in United States March 17, 1995

Wide Release in United States March 24, 1995

Expanded Release in United States March 31, 1995

Released in United States 1994 (Shown at New York Film Festival September 23 - October 9, 1994.)

Released in United States 1994 (Shown at Taormina Film Festival (in competition) July 27 - August 2, 1994.)

Released in United States 1994 (Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival September 30 - October 16, 1994.)

Released in United States on Video October 24, 1995

Released in United States August 1994 (Shown at Locarno International Film Festival August 4-14, 1994.)

Released in United States September 1994 (Shown at Banco Nacional International Film Festival in Rio de Janeiro September 1-15, 1994.)

Released in United States October 1994 (Shown at Valladolid International Film Festival (in competition) October 21-29, 1994.)

Released in United States 1995 (Shown at Cleveland International Film Festival March 30 - April 9, 1995.)

Released in United States 1995 (Shown at Portland International Film Festival February 17 - March 5, 1995.)

Released in United States January 1995 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Special Screenings) in Park City, Utah January 19-29, 1995.)

Released in United States March 1995 (Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival March 3-12, 1995.)