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Adoration -- For his French-class assignment, a high school student weaves his family history in a news story involving terrorism, and goes on to invite an Internet audience in on the resulting controversy.

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Atom Egoyan (written by)
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Release Date:
15 April 2009 (France) See more »
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Plot:
For his French-class assignment, a high school student weaves his family history in a news story involving terrorism, and goes on to invite an Internet audience in on the resulting controversy. | Full synopsis »
Awards:
2 wins & 8 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Connecting the dots See more (37 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Devon Bostick ... Simon

Rachel Blanchard ... Rachel
Louca Tassone ... Young Simon

Kenneth Welsh ... Morris
Yuval Daniel ... Security Agent

Scott Speedman ... Tom
Jeremy Wright ... Delivery Guy

Arsinée Khanjian ... Sabine

Noam Jenkins ... Sami

Thomas Hauff ... Nick
Martin Roach ... Car Owner

Ieva Lucs ... Berating Woman

Katie Boland ... Hannah
Hailee Sisera ... Jennifer
Lia Bellefontaine ... Student On-Line
Jermaine Crooks ... Student On-Line
Hannah Fogel ... Student On-Line
Celeste Howard ... Student On-Line
Jamie McMillan ... Student On-Line
Yunus Mohamed ... Student On-Line
Nariné Martiros-Gharakhanian ... Student On-Line
Victor Nhan ... Student On-Line
Tristan Parlette ... Student On-Line
Lucas Paulino ... Student On-Line
June Rogers ... Student On-Line
Kevin Tung ... Student On-Line
Jack Blum ... Passenger & Professor On-Line

Maury Chaykin ... Passenger & Professor On-Line
Sharon Corder ... Passenger & Professor On-Line
Vera Frenkel ... Passenger & Professor On-Libe
Marc Glassman ... Passenger & Professor On-Line
Shel Goldstein ... Passenger & Professor On-Line
Paul Soles ... Passenger & Professor On-Line
Janice Stein ... Passenger & Professor On-Line

Geraldine O'Rawe ... Carole

Duane Murray ... Parking Security
Dominic Cuzzocrea ... Taxi Driver (as Domenic Cuzzocrea)

Tony Nardi ... School Principal

Aaron Poole ... Daniel

Soo Garay ... Granddaughter
Bathsheba Garnett ... Holocaust Survivor
Michael Barry ... Skinhead
Ron Bell ... Bus Driver
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Directed by
Atom Egoyan 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Atom Egoyan  written by

Produced by
Atom Egoyan .... producer
Marcy Gerstein .... associate producer
Robert Lantos .... executive producer
Laurent Pétin .... executive producer
Michèle Pétin .... executive producer (as Michele Halberstadt)
Stephen Traynor .... line producer
Simone Urdl .... producer
Jennifer Weiss .... producer
 
Original Music by
Mychael Danna 
 
Cinematography by
Paul Sarossy (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Susan Shipton 
 
Casting by
John Buchan 
Jason Knight 
 
Production Design by
Phillip Barker 
 
Art Direction by
Barry Isenor 
 
Set Decoration by
Jim Lambie 
 
Costume Design by
Debra Hanson 
 
Makeup Department
Suzanne Benoit .... makeup department head
Peggy Kyriakidou .... assistant hair stylist
Zinka Shankland .... hair stylist
Ava Stone .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Stephen Traynor .... production manager
Douglas Wilkinson .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Doane Hanus .... trainee assistant director
Daniel J. Murphy .... first assistant director
Pierre Ouellet .... second assistant director
Fatima Palhetas .... trainee assistant director
John Sauvé .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Elizabeth Bailey .... custom artwork
Craig Boland .... set dresser
Dave Bracken .... construction coordinator
Adam Brockie .... scenic painter
David Gonzales .... first assistant art director
Michael Harvey .... on-set carpenter
Rob Hepburn .... sets buyer
Jason Herriott .... key scenic
Jessie Hutchins .... set dresser
Jordan Kerner .... lead dresser
Mauro Lacaprara .... assistant property master
Sylvia Lange .... scenic painter
Stephen J. MacDougall .... set dresser (as Stephen MacDougall)
Kim Maticiw .... props buyer
Aaron Morrison .... graphic design
Eric Nufer .... assistant head carpenter
Alicia Remigio .... art department apprentice
Kenny Roy .... head painter (as Ken Roy)
Steve Stack .... on-set dresser (as Steven Stack)
Craig Tovell .... head carpenter
Paul Vernon .... property master
Steve Vero .... custom artwork
Susan Worts .... props buyer
 
Sound Department
Jenna Dalla Riva .... foley recording assistant
Brooke Graeff .... foley assistant
Goro Koyama .... foley artist
John Loranger .... assistant sound editor
Andy Malcolm .... foley artist
Paul McGlashan .... boom operator
Steve Munro .... sound designer
Steve Munro .... supervising sound editor
Daniel Pellerin .... supervising sound re-recording mixer
Jan Rudy .... sound re-recording mixer
Bissa Scekic .... sound mixer
Paul Shikata .... sound effects editor
David Drainie Taylor .... dialogue editor
Eric Vierhaus .... sound consultant: Dolby
Don White .... foley recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
David Antonacci .... second assistant special effects
Sean Armstrong .... special effects assistant
Dylan Hankinson .... special effects assistant
Brock Jolliffe .... special effects coordinator
Rudy Rivas .... key special effects
John Sandever .... first assistant special effects
Derek Bujalski .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Ian Britton .... compositor: Rocket Science VFX
Robert Crowther .... visual effects supervisor: Rocket Science VFX
Hojin Park .... compositor: Rocket Science VFX (as Hojin Parks)
Tom Turnbull .... visual effects producer: Rocket Science VFX
Megumi Kanazawa .... digital compositor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Ron Bell .... stunt performer
James Binkley .... stunt coordinator
Stewart Easun .... stunt performer
Edward A. Queffelec .... stunt performer (as Ed Queffelec)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Claude Barnes .... camera operator: epk
Jonathan Brown .... best boy electric
Randy Brown .... generator operator
Yvonne Collins .... first assistant camera
Bob Davidson .... gaffer
Harper Forbes .... key grip
Sophie Giraud .... still photographer
Shem Greig .... grip (as Shem Gregg)
Michael John .... grip
Stephan Maia .... camera loader
Joe McCormack .... dolly grip
Paul Michel .... electrician (as Paul 'Miguel' Michel)
Todd Moores .... grip
Beth Nobes .... second assistant camera
Richard Pengelly .... video playback operator
Steve Roberts .... electrician
Darren Boyce .... key rigging grip (uncredited)
Angela Chao .... loader (uncredited)
Chris Schillinger .... additional grip (uncredited)
Nicole Torok .... loader (uncredited)
Ian Watson .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Jane Rogers .... background casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kelsey Hart .... costume truck coordinator
April Poppe .... costume truck coordinator
Crystal Olsen Silden .... assistant costume designer (as Crystal Silden)
Shannon Wilson .... set supervisor
Wing Lee .... wardrobe daily (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
John Bardswich .... project manager: Dekuxe
Cameron Davis .... additional editor
Alfredo Frasson .... color timer
Debbie Holland .... colorist: dailies
Ahmad Ismail .... digital opticals editor
Chris MacKenzie .... digital opticals editor (as Chris MacKenzie)
Dave Muscat .... digital opticals editor
Mila Patriki .... digital mastering colorist
Marc Roussel .... epk editor
Marc Roussel .... first assistant editor
Chris Wallace .... opticals digital intermediate colorist
Motassem Younes .... digital opticals editor
Cam McLauchlin .... telecine operator (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Stéphane Allard .... orchestra musician
Jane Ashworth .... assistant music clearances: S.L. Feldman & Associates
Mychael Danna .... orchestrator
Bogdan Djukic .... orchestra musician
Nicholas Dodd .... orchestrator
Eve Egoyan .... soloist: piano
Tom Hazlitt .... orchestra musician
Yi-Jia Susanne Hou .... soloist: violin
Chris Jackson .... assistant engineer
Ron Mah .... orchestra musician
Alan Molitz .... orchestra musician
Nick Papadakis .... orchestra musician
Dan Parr .... music copyist
Annalee Patipatanakoon .... musician: orchestra (as Analee Patipatanakoon)
Dennis Patterson .... assistant engineer
Adele Pierre .... orchestra musician
Teresa Rudolph .... orchestra musician
Ron Searles .... music mixer
Ron Searles .... music recordist
Lenny Solomon .... orchestra contractor
Lenny Solomon .... orchestra musician
Wendy Solomon .... orchestra musician
Amritha Vaz .... assistant to composer (as Amritha Fernandes Bakshi)
Sarah Webster .... music clearances (as Sarah Wester)
Winona Zelenka .... soloist: cello
 
Transportation Department
Steven 'Sparky' Carr .... transportation captain (as Stephen 'Sparky' Carr)
Mike Curran .... transportation coordinator
Michael Drysdale .... driver (as Mike Drysdale)
Larry Greer .... driver
Brian Jennison .... driver: honeywagon
Steve Lambert .... head driver
Steve May .... driver
Greg Wall .... driver
Steve Warren .... driver
 
Other crew
Susan Bassett .... first assistant accountant
Brenda Blake .... production lawyer
Cassie Bouchard .... set server
Joanne Brahos .... stand-in
Laurel Bresnahan .... education liaison
Lisa Burling .... script supervisor
Paul Callaghan .... location production assistant
Catherine Crawford .... assistant location manager
Cameron Davis .... technical advisor
Greg Denny .... assistant coordinator
Jonny Edmonds .... production assistant
Claude Forest .... insurance broker
Alice Wickwire Foster .... production coordinator
Lisa Ghione .... unit publicist
Doug Gillespie .... production accountant
Judy Gliserman .... set tutor
Indira Guha .... legal and business affairs: Telefilm Canada
Sonia Hosko .... assistant to producers
Duncan Kennedy .... consultant: New Media
Martyn Krys .... production lawyer
David Mackey .... set server
Sam Malkin .... coordinator: loop group
Chris Mills .... stand-in
Karen S. Neasi .... product placement (as Karen Neasi)
Kyle O'Connor .... assistant location manager
Yaz Rabadi .... director observer
Graham Rogers .... production assistant
Daniel Sarkissian .... script analysis
Johanna Weinstein .... head title designer
William F. White .... production equipment: provided by
Eardley Wilmot .... location manager
Ramona Diaconescu .... daily script supervisor (uncredited)
Stephen Khalla .... location daily (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Michelle Beaudette .... thanks
Erica Benson .... thanks
Helen Brown .... thanks
Grace Cianciotta .... thanks
Wayne Clarkson .... thanks
Clare Cowling .... thanks
Andrew Cullen .... thanks
Sandra Cunningham .... thanks
Marina di Pancrazio .... thanks
Timothy Dingwall .... thanks
Michael Dorfman .... thanks
Jonathan Dyck .... thanks
Andrew Eddy .... thanks
John Galway .... thanks
Bryan Gliserman .... thanks
Martin Harbury .... thanks
David Hardy .... thanks
Moira Holmes .... thanks
Scott Johnstone .... thanks
Dan Lyon .... thanks
Anne MacKenzie .... thanks
Michelle Marion .... thanks
Charlotte Mickie .... thanks
Debra Muchnik .... thanks
Mark Musselman .... thanks
Dan Peel .... thanks
Carrie Paupst Shaughnessy .... thanks
Jim Sternberg .... thanks
Catherine Stuart .... thanks
James Weyman .... thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for language
Runtime:
101 min | USA:100 min | France:100 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Canada:14A (Alberta/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:PG (British Columbia) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Germany:12 | Netherlands:12 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:M18 | UK:15 | USA:R
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Trivia:
Atom Egoyan's 12th feature film.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the scene at the end of the film at his grandfather's empty lake house, Simon first unloaded the wooden Christmas figures from his duffel bag onto a pile of firewood on the end of the dock. He then went into his grandfather's workshop and sawed the scroll off of his mother's violin. With his phone, he took a picture of the severed scroll in his hand with the dock in the background, but the wooden Christmas figures now appear in the middle of the dock.See more »
Quotes:
Daniel:What do you think, can we get a rain check for martyrdom?See more »

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Is "Adoration" based on a book?
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15 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Connecting the dots, 18 May 2009
Author: Bob Taylor (bob998@sympatico.ca) from Canada

When I saw The Sweet Hereafter years ago, I thought Atom Egoyan was one of the greatest directors alive, and the subsequent films haven't really shaken that belief. If Adoration is not up to the standard of his best work, it is still well worth seeing. The story is one of terrible loss and forgiveness, and the acting is superb. We are connecting the dots--from racist grandfather to despairing mother to an orphan teenager (played by the excellent Devon Bostick) with big issues around truth and responsibility. The boy's uncle has a lot of issues himself; we can see that being a tow-truck driver is gnawing at his soul (made me think of Repo Man). Scott Speedman as the uncle is really good, he's hiding behind a beard, giving curt responses to Arsinée Khanjian's questions.

A problem: lots of use of internet chat rooms to flesh out the story; disembodied, undramatic characters for Simon to interact with (watch for the great Maury Chaykin to heat things up somewhat). Technology is not a launching pad for art, it's just information retrieval or anger management.

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