Bruce Greenwood plays an auditor processing his daughter’s murder through his emotional conversations with Mia Kirshner’s exotic dancer during private dances. Atom Egoyan’s film is more a tangled reflection on grief and compulsion than a conventional erotic thriller (and more concerned with why we seek eroticism than with being erotic). He examines a lonely ritual with compassion: the often futile attempt to use even the proximity of sex to heal a wound.
The Bri-terion Collection
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