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The Adjuster (1991)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  July 1992 (USA)
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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 ... 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
Armen Kokorian ...
Simon - Hera's Child
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Louise - The Maid
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Tim
Patricia Collins ...
Lorraine
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Tyler - The Young Censor
John Gilbert ...
The Doctor
Stephen Ouimette ...
Larry - The Butterfly Collector
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Matthew - His Lover
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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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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for sensuality and language | See all certifications »
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July 1992 (USA)  »

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CAD 1,500,000 (estimated)

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$396,573 (USA)
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Bubba: So many places you see, you wouldn't think twice about, they pass right through you. And then, for no reason, you can see a house, and find yourself wondering, what is going on inside of those walls.
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Conducted by T. Altunyan (as Tatul Altunian)
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How can you place a dollar value on human suffering?
16 March 1999 | by (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) – See all my reviews

Atom Egoyan is an absolute genius, but I find it somewhat difficult to discuss his films as they are so complex. He seems to make the kinds of movies where you walk out of the theater after it's over and all the parts are clear in your head, but you can't quite piece them all together. But you can't help but try. Sooner or later, everything falls into place, and sometimes it doesn't. Either way, Egoyan makes you really think about a lot of issues.

"The Adjuster" is about an insurance adjuster who helps victims of house fires get money from insurance companies. There is a really great parallel drawn between the adjuster, Noah, and Robin Hood. He quite frequently shoots arrows with his bow at a billboard sign that says "Sherwood Forest". He is essentially taking money from the rich insurance companies and giving it to the poor victims of fires. We also have Noah's voyeuristic wife Hara, who is a film censor for porn flicks. She films what they censor with a video camera so that her sister can see what she does, as she has always shared everything with her sister. There is an extreme sense of bareness of the characters lives in the film. This is reinforced by the vast, open, almost desert landscape around the suburb. They own the only house in this particular suburb, and it is in fact a model house. Even the books on the bookshelf inside are fake. All this seems to reinforce the lives that the characters live. This is a definite achievement from a cutting edge director.


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