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The Adjuster (1991)

R  |   |  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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Bubba
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Mimi
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Arianne
David Hemblen ...
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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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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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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Armenian Folk and Dance Ensemble
Conducted by T. Altunyan (as Tatul Altunian)
Courtesy of Monitor Records
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26 November 2004 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

this early atom egoyan film is truly the best of his movies that i have seen, and they are "exotica", "felecia's journey", "the sweet hereafter", "speaking parts" and of course "adjuster". egoyan has a very special gift and that is the way he tells the stories, a way that forces the characters to do things you wouldn't think they'll do, or do them in a very un-expected way. egoyan drives you into the story using all the tools included in a film director's case: beautiful, almost dreamy photography, haunting mysterious music,careful attention to movement and color. that is the case with all his films but in "adjuster" this unique style of his really comes to a peak. the strange story of an insurance adjuster being eaten inside by guilt and fear seems to take place in a world where morality and good are disappearing slowly, living the honest man to burn is his own hell, created by his inability to read the reality that lies before him. this is always a very good story material for films, because it allows the filmmaker an investigation of the psyche, tormented, searching, afraid and yet unable to tie all ropes together to make sense of the world. i recommend watching "the adjuster" and then watching it again after a day or two. if you dig movies, you will not forget this one. an exceptional experience.


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