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Exotica is a 1995 film by Atom Egoyan, with most of the action taking place in a gentleman's club called Exotica. It's a drama centered around the interconnected lives of an exotic bird smuggler, a man with a deep past and the DJ, the dancer and the owner of the club.


Exotica contains examples of:

  • Anachronic Order: Through the film there are various flashbacks of two scenes that take place before the story, both are completed at the end of the film.
  • Flashback Cut: Various through the film.
  • Flashback: One shown in parts through the film and another at the end of the film.
  • Hyperlink Story: Some character connections are not revealed until the end of the film.
  • Leitmotif: An Enforced Trope; Eric plays Leonard Cohen's "Everybody Knows" whenever he's introducing Christina.

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