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The Adjuster (1991)

R | | Comedy, Drama | July 1992 (USA)
A reflection about what makes everyone's life unique, through the story of Noah's family. Noah is an adjuster, having sex with his customers. His wife Hera watches pornographic movies for ... See full summary »

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Noah
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Hera
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Bubba
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Mimi
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Arianne
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Bert - The Head Censor
Rose Sarkisyan ...
Seta - Hera's Sister
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Simon - Hera's Child
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Louise - The Maid
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Tim
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Lorraine
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Tyler - The Young Censor
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Larry - The Butterfly Collector
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Matthew - His Lover (as Raoul Trujillo)
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A reflection about what makes everyone's life unique, through the story of Noah's family. Noah is an adjuster, having sex with his customers. His wife Hera watches pornographic movies for the Board of Censors. They live with their son Simon and Hera's sister in a show-flat. One day, they meet Bubba, who wants to make a movie in their house. Written by Yepok

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Sex... Power... Obsession. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for sensuality and language | See all certifications »
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CAD 1,500,000 (estimated)

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$396,573 (USA)
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Hera: When I say something which deserves consideration and you respond without thinking, how do you feel?
Noah: I feel fine.
Hera: I thought you might feel stupid.
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References The Sound of Music (1965) See more »

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Armenian Folk and Dance Ensemble
Conducted by T. Altunyan (as Tatul Altunian)
Courtesy of Monitor Records
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a cast of unattractive characters in search of a plot
1 November 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Canadian filmmaker Atom Egoyan redefines the black comic satire of his earlier films ('Family Viewing', 'Speaking Parts'), but for all its dark wit and visual sophistication the effort doesn't add up to anything more than a cast of unattractive characters in search of a plot. These include, in ascending order of eccentricity: a handsome insurance agent who uses his control over the victims of catastrophe for sexual favors; his wife, a government film censor who secretly bootlegs violent porn movies for her apathetic sister; a filthy rich couple with a fetish for enacting elaborate exhibitionist fantasies; and so forth. The film is disturbing, perverse, sporadically funny, and totally original, bit also inscrutable to the point of confusion: it gives the impression of depth without clearly saying much about anything at all. Egoyan is a filmmaker of obvious and distinctive talents, but he needs (once again) to build a stronger story around his strange characters.


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