In Atom Egoyan’s Exotica, Mia Kirshner dances to Leonard Cohen’s Everybody Knows at a Toronto gentleman’s club inhabited by a group of patrons, dancers, and owners who are connected by previous and ongoing relationships. The film, a prize winner at Cannes and the recipient of French and Canadian honors, is a series of mysteries solved by the revelation of more mysteries – and then presented in a chronologically jumbled manner.
For more on the two films about strippers featuring Cohen songs in the soundtracks – Exotica & Dancing At The Blue Iguana – see A Contemplation Of Leonard Cohen’s Music In Soundtracks Of Two Movies About Strip Clubs.
“Everybody Knows” from Exotica
I am republishing selected posts from my former Leonard Cohen site, Cohencentric, here on AllanShowalter.com (these posts can be found at Leonard Cohen). This entry was originally posted Oct 19, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric.