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July 1992 (USA) See more »
In search of relative comfort... See more »
A reflection about what makes everyone's life unique, through the story of Noah's family. Noah is an adjuster... See more » | Add synopsis »
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5 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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A gem, as always, from Egoyan. See more (24 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Elias Koteas ... Noah

Arsinée Khanjian ... Hera

Maury Chaykin ... Bubba

Gabrielle Rose ... Mimi

Jennifer Dale ... Arianne
David Hemblen ... Bert - The Head Censor
Rose Sarkisyan ... Seta - Hera's Sister
Armen Kokorian ... Simon - Hera's Child

Jacqueline Samuda ... Louise - The Maid

Gerard Parkes ... Tim
Patricia Collins ... Lorraine

Don McKellar ... Tyler - The Young Censor
John Gilbert ... The Doctor
Stephen Ouimette ... Larry - The Butterfly Collector

Raoul Trujillo ... Matthew - His Lover
Tony Nardi ... The Motel Manager
Paul Bettis ... The Wild Man of the Billboards
Frank Jefferson ... Simon as a Baby

Directed by
Atom Egoyan 
Writing credits
Atom Egoyan 

Produced by
Camelia Frieberg .... co-producer
David J. Webb .... associate producer (as David Webb)
Original Music by
Mychael Danna 
Cinematography by
Paul Sarossy (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Susan Shipton 
Production Design by
Linda Del Rosario 
Richard Paris 
Set Decoration by
Linda Del Rosario 
Richard Paris 
Costume Design by
Maya Mani 
Makeup Department
Nicole Demers .... makeup artist
Maxine Rennes-Gunderson .... hair designer (as Maxine Rennes)
Production Management
Sandra Cunningham .... assistant production manager
Camelia Frieberg .... production manager
Stephen J. Turnbull .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Cynthia Gillespie .... second assistant director
Ingrid Veninger .... assistant director
David J. Webb .... first assistant director (as David Webb)
Art Department
Alexa Anthony .... buyer
Ana Auml .... billboard painter
Elizabeth Bailey .... billboard painter
Elizabeth Bailey .... muralist
Steven 'Sparky' Carr .... assistant set dresser (as Steve 'Sparky' Carr)
Kathleen Climie .... assistant art director
James Feige .... art department assistant
Fred Fitzpatrick .... billboard painter
Fred Fitzpatrick .... scenic painter
Chris Minz .... billboard painter
John Mokedanz .... art department assistant
Geoff Murrin .... props
Jim Murrin .... props
Michael Rouse .... art department assistant
Mark Schulson .... assistant set dresser
Ian Taylor .... art department assistant
Sound Department
Michael Bickel .... assistant sound editor
Sue Conley .... dialogue editor
Paul Germann .... trainee sound editor
Richard Harkness .... trainee sound editor (as Rich Harkness)
Peter Kelly .... sound re-recording mixer: Film House
Sid Lieberman .... foley artist
Peter Melnychuk .... boom operator
Steve Munro .... sound designer (as Steven Munro)
George Novotny .... foley recordist
Daniel Pellerin .... sound re-recording mixer
Ross Redfern .... sound recordist
Velcrow Ripper .... assistant sound editor
E. Jane Thompson .... assistant sound editor (as Jane Thompson)
Michael Werth .... adr editor
Paul Weston .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Ron Craig .... special effects assistant
Sam McIntyre .... special effects assistant
Stan Zuwala .... special effects assistant
Neil Trifunovich .... special effects supervisor (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Chris Wallace .... hi-def colourist (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Kaloust Babian .... still photographer: photographs of Beirut
Cynthia Barlow .... key grip
Paul Boucher .... second assistant camera
Johnnie Eisen .... still photographer
Greg Farrow .... assistant camera: second unit
John Freeman .... camera trainee
George Kerr .... third electrician
Roscoe Kerr .... best boy
Byron McCulloch .... second grip
Michael Melnechenko .... third grip
David Owen .... gaffer
David Plank .... assistant camera
Mark Willis .... camera operator: second unit
Casting Department
Scott Mansfield .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jill Aslin .... wardrobe mistress
Cori Burchell .... seamstress
Laurie Munday .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Charlotte Disher .... assistant editor
Atom Egoyan .... additional editor
Chris Hinton .... color timer
Bruce Organ .... second assistant editor
Music Department
Eve Egoyan .... musician: piano
Mark Fewer .... musician: violin
Transportation Department
Stephen Payne .... driver
Stephen J. Turnbull .... transportation (as Stephen Turnbull)
Other crew
John P. Allen .... fiddle
Allen Bell .... script editor
Richard Craven .... location manager
Ron Dann .... steel guitar
Lori Dunn .... production assistant
Atom Egoyan .... classical guitar
Charlotte Engel .... production secretary
Monika Gagnon .... continuity
Monika Gagnon .... script supervisor
Jivan Gasparyan .... duduk sample
Shirley Granger .... production accountant
Karen Hawes .... assistant location manager
John Hopkins .... director observer
Mark Jackson .... production assistant
Allen Khan .... production assistant
Martyn Krys .... production lawyer
Jordan Merkur .... production assistant
Andrew Munger .... location assistant
Kim Nelson .... production assistant
Roberta Pazdro .... production coordinator
Om Taka Taka .... caterer
Greg Van Alstyne .... title graphic design
Meredyth Young .... craft service
Crew verified as complete

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Rated R for sensuality and language
102 min
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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.See more »
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Referenced in To Each His Own Cinema (2007)See more »
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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
A gem, as always, from Egoyan., 17 March 2001
Author: kergillian ( from Montreal, Canada

The one thing I can always count on from Atom Egoyan is an interesting film. This is a brilliant, and very dark, comedy with a sensationally twisted plot, fabulous cast, and great cinematography. Egoyan's use of light is excellent, as is the wonderful setting and scenery. This film is so imaginative that it's beyond a story told on the screen...visual poetry. And the frightening thing is that as good as this film is, it's not even his best effort. The pace was a bit slow at times, and at times the plot seemed to stagger a bit. His film-making was much sharper in Exotica, which is my personal favourite. But the plot is so well devised (odd and twisted, and full of intricate details that are hard to really absorb the first time through) that it makes up for any lack of quality. Elias Koteas is really good in this; his best role save perhaps Fallen, and he outshines Arsinee Khanjian who didn't quite feel up to par. My favourite role in the film, however, was a fabulous performance by Maury Chaykin as an unbalanced former football player. The gasoline scene is the best in the film, and Chaykin's expression and lines are priceless. As well, look for Don McKellar's excellent, though unfortunately small role, as Tyler (the rookie censor). He's absolutely hilarious, and his delivery of dialogue is nothing short of brilliant. All i all, it's not Egoyan's best effort, which means it still stands above most films. A really good quality indie-film, with a *very* original plot, quirky and memorable characters, and a strong cast. An easy 8/10.

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