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Adore (2013) More at IMDbPro »Adoration (original title)

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Adore -- Lifelong friends  Roz and Lil find unexpected happiness in relationships that cross the bounds of convention.
Adore -- Clip: We Did All Right
Adore -- Clip: Wright Swims Up To The Dock

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Director:
Writers:
Anne Fontaine (screenplay)
Christopher Hampton (story) ...
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Release Date:
3 April 2013 (Belgium) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
A pair of childhood friends and neighbors fall for each other's sons. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 4 nominations See more »
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about pain and other drugs See more (91 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Naomi Watts ... Lil

Robin Wright ... Roz

Xavier Samuel ... Ian

James Frecheville ... Tom

Ben Mendelsohn ... Harold

Jessica Tovey ... Mary

Sophie Lowe ... Hannah

Gary Sweet ... Saul

Alyson Standen ... Molly
Skye Sutherland ... Young Roz
Sarah Henderson ... Young Lil
Isaac Cocking ... Young Tom
Brody Mathers ... Young Ian
Alice Roberts ... Roz's grand-daughter
Charlee Thomas ... Lil's grand-daughter
Drew Fairley ... Theatre Director

Rowan Witt ... Oswald
Sally Cahill ... Mrs. Alving
Richard Huggett ... Punter

Scott Pirlo ... Western Yachts Assistant
Graham Jackson ... Clergyman
Katrina Norman ... Roz Swimming Double
Harley Ingleby ... Tom Surf Double
Granger Larsen ... Ian Surf Double
Nat Watts ... Young Tom Surf Double
Solomon Lee ... Young Ian Surf Double
Caleb Tancred ... Young Surf Double
Ethan Davis ... Young Surf Double
Petra Flower ... Young Roz Swimming Double
Karla Berg ... Young Lil Swimming Double

Genevieve Hegney ... Workshop Performer

Maya Stange ... Workshop Performer

James McFay ... Workshop Performer

Matt Levett ... Workshop Performer
Bianca Bateman ... Stand-in
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dane Eade ... Surfer lifeguard (uncredited)

Directed by
Anne Fontaine 
 
Writing credits
Anne Fontaine (screenplay)

Christopher Hampton (story) and
Anne Fontaine (story)

Doris Lessing (book "The Grandmothers")

Produced by
Dominique Besnehard .... co-producer
Francis Boespflug .... co-producer
Philippe Carcassonne .... producer
Sidonie Dumas .... executive producer
Michel Feller .... producer
Barbara Gibbs .... producer
Troy Lum .... executive producer
Andrew Mason .... producer
Naomi Watts .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Christopher Gordon 
 
Cinematography by
Christophe Beaucarne (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Luc Barnier 
Ceinwen Berry 
 
Casting by
Nikki Barrett 
Antonia Dauphin 
 
Production Design by
Annie Beauchamp 
Steven Jones-Evans (Additional Design by)
 
Art Direction by
Sophie Nash 
 
Set Decoration by
Sara Mathers 
 
Costume Design by
Joanna Mae Park 
 
Makeup Department
Michal Bigger .... personal makeup artist: Ms. Watts & Ms. Wright
Melissa Chew .... makeup assistant: Ms. Watts & Ms. Wright
Ziggy Golden .... personal hairdresser: Ms. Watts & Ms. Wright
Anna Gray .... hair stylist
Anna Gray .... makeup artist
Tia Stephanou .... makeup assistant
Shane Thomas .... hair supervisor
Shane Thomas .... makeup department head
Shane Thomas .... makeup supervisor
Dion Marc .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Sylvie Barthet .... pre-production manager
Ludovic Brun .... assistant unit manager
Guy Courtecuisse .... post-production manager
Philippe Desmoulins .... head of production: Gaumont
André Labbouz .... post-production supervisor: Gaumont
Simon Lucas .... unit manager
Nathaniel Purdon .... assistant unit manager (as Nat Purdon)
Cecile Remy-Boutang .... administratrice de production
Perry Stapleton .... production manager: surf unit
Anna Steel .... production manager
Fiona Young .... unit manager: surf unit
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nerida Groth .... third assistant director
Scott Lovelock .... second assistant director
Mathieu Schiffman .... unit director: surf unit
Chris Webb .... first assistant director
Adam Smillie .... first assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Christopher Bruce .... senior buyer (as Chris Bruce)
Christopher Bruce .... set dresser (as Chris Bruce)
Katherine Campbell .... buyer (as Kate Campbell)
Katherine Campbell .... set dresser
Jodie Cooper .... art department runner
Tania Einberg .... head greens
Tania Einberg .... property master
Greg Hadju .... construction: pontoon
Greg Hajdu .... construction coordinator: sydney
Mark Harman .... assistant standby props
Matt Jordin .... scenic artist
Robert Moxham .... standby props
Jocelyn Thomas .... art ocoordinator
Jamie Cranney .... art department assistant (uncredited)
Dane Eade .... set builder (uncredited)
Eli Faen .... painter (uncredited)
Jenny Hitchcock .... set designer (uncredited)
Geoff Kemmis .... concept model maker (uncredited)
Marvin Smith .... greens assistant (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Craig Beckett .... adr recordist
Francis Byrne .... sound assistant
Pascal Chauvin .... foley artist
Simon Courtecuisse .... assistant foley recordist
Simon Courtecuisse .... assistant re-recording mixer
Philippe Dongé .... sound re-recording assistant (as Philippe Donge)
Thomas Gastinel .... boom operator
Jean-Pierre Laforce .... re-recording mixer
Peter Miller .... sound designer
Marc Mnémosyne .... sound re-recording assistant (as Marc Mnemosyne)
Michel Monier .... dolby consultant
Elizabeth Nebout-Mevel .... sound director: creative services, France
Bridget O'Driscoll .... dialogue editor
Julie Roué .... assistant sound editor (as Julie Roue)
Brigitte Taillandier .... sound recordist
Franck Tassel .... foley assistant
Francis Wargnier .... supervising sound editor
Ric Schnupp .... adr recordist (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Ben Blick-Hodge .... visual effects data i/o: Definition Films Australia
Trish Cahill .... visual effects digital colorist: Definition Films Australia
Soren Dyne .... visual effects coordinator: Definition Films Australia
David Gross .... visual effects supervisor: Definition Films Australia
Nichole Walkling .... visual effects facilities producer: Definition Films Australia
 
Stunts
Dean Gould .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Simon Allan .... best boy electric
Ian Barton .... dolly grip
Richard Brown .... grip assistant
Richard Brown .... remote head technician
Inaki De Ubago .... second assistant camera
Chris Follett .... electrics assistant
David Griffiths .... grip: surf unit
Josh Hamill .... key grip
James Hopwood .... best boy grip
Miles Jones .... gaffer
Lawton Lonsdale .... video assist
Gerard Maher .... first assistant camera: surf unit
James McKay .... video split: surf unit
Matt Nettheim .... still photographer
Alex Petosevic .... electrics assistant
Rick Rifici .... underwater director of photography: surf unit
Marc Spicer .... director of photography: surf unit
Matt Toll .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (as Matthew Toll)
Viliami Topli .... electrics assistant (as Villiami 'Willy' Topui)
Charlie Whitaker .... second assistant camera: surf unit
Meg White .... truck loader
Nick Wright .... company grip
 
Casting Department
Sarah Nathan .... casting assistant
Alanna Perry .... extras casting
Natalie Wall .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kate Abercromby .... assistant standby costume
Adam Dalli .... costume supervisor
Yolanda El Khouri .... costume assistant
Fiona Nicolls .... standby costumer
Xanthe Heubel .... costume buyer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Barbara Albucher .... post-production coordinator: Technicolor Paris
Veronique Algan .... assistant editor: France
Sandrine Boulet .... post-production coordinator: France
Arnaud Caréo .... conformation: Technicolor Paris (as Arnaud Careo)
Varujan Gumusel .... digital intermediate operations director: Technicolor Paris
Julia Jackson .... post-production coordinator: Australia
Thomas Jodeau .... post-production coordinator: Technicolor Paris
Jane Leblond .... conformation: Technicolor Paris
Julie Marceau .... conformation: Technicolor Paris
Basia Ozerski .... first assistant editor: Australia
Fabien Pascal .... digital intermediate colorist
Sandrine Therien .... post-production coordinator: Technicolor Paris
Mathilde Van de Moortel .... assistant editor: France
 
Location Management
Peter Lawless .... location manager
Albany Asher .... location assistant (uncredited)
Daniel Power .... location scout (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Elaine Beckett .... studio manager: The Simon Leadley Scoring Stage Trackdown Studios Sydney
Christo Curtis .... music recording engineer
James Ezra .... assistant music recording engineer
Christopher Gordon .... orchestrator
Alex Henery .... orchestra contractor
Andrew Kotatko .... music supervisor
Michael Lira .... song arranger: "Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries"
Michael Lira .... song producer: "Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries"
Magic Fire Orchestra .... musicians
Antony Partos .... composer: additional music
Nicholas Rowse .... floor manager
 
Transportation Department
Dunstan Foss .... jet ski #2: surf unit
Peter Giuliani .... cast driver: Ms Wright
Kobi Graham .... jet ski #1: surf unit
Daniel Kay .... production driver
Zac Kostyrka .... production driver
Peter Livesey .... vehicle wrangler
Mikki Pallas .... cast driver: Ms Watts
Adrial Young .... casual safety driver: surf unit
David Young .... cast driver
 
Other crew
Jean-Marc Balmayer .... post-production accounting
Elise Barrow .... catering assistant
Fabrice Batieau .... head of finance: Gaumont
Charlotte Bayle .... main credits designed by
Jeanne Billaud .... mon voisin production
Amanda Birchnoff .... payroll accountant
Sandrine Boulet .... production coordinator: Ciné-
Adam Butler .... epk director
Nich Byers .... catering assistant
Steve Campton .... unit assistant
Nick Carroll .... surf consultant: surf unit
Ghislaine Cauet-Martinotto .... production coordinator: Gaumoint
Olivier Chavassa .... sales
Annie Clapton .... production secretary
François Clerc .... head of distribution: Gaumont
Nick Cole .... special counsel
Jane Corden .... post-production accounting: Moneypenny Services Group
Adrian Cordero .... production assistant
Thomas Doustaly .... script adviser: France
Sophie Fabbri-Jackson .... script supervisor
Marine Forde .... head of legal affairs: Gaumont
Cécile Gaget .... head of international operations: Gaumont
Dean Gould .... safety coordinator
Angie Hampson .... unit assistant
Katie Harris .... unit nurse
Meredith Hussey .... production coordinator
Nini Le Huynh .... assistant: Ms. Wright (as Nini Huynh)
Julia Jackson .... assistant: Andrew Mason
Delphine Joly .... cost controller: Gaumont
Antoine Le Carpentier .... coordinator
Caroline Liu .... assistant production accountant
Peter Livesey .... runner
Killian Maguire .... on-set production assistant
Catherine McDonnell .... legal services: cast
Judith Miller .... legal and business affairs partner: DLA Piper Australia PTY
Reza Mokhtar .... catering: Reza's Catering
Brigitte Monkerhey-Couét .... post-production accounting (as Brigitte Monkerhey)
Christine Moran .... post-production accounting: Moneypenny Services Group
Christine Moran .... production accountant
Pierre Moreau .... senior vice president: creative services, Europe/Asia
Judy Morris .... script editor
Richard Mugridge .... Unit Assistant
Fiona Nix .... unit publicist
Lauren Porcelli .... assistant: Ms. Watts
Pat Powell .... ducks: surf unit, Pacific Palms SLSC
Cecile Remy-Boutang .... production administrator: France (as Cécile Remy-Boutang)
Mathilde Renwick .... production assistant
Danielle Roffe .... accent and dialogue coach
Mathieu Schiffman .... director's liaison
Jérôme Soulet .... head of television video and new media: Gaumont
Ariane Toscan Du Plantier .... head of publicity: Gaumont
Georgia Williams .... assistant: Ms. Watts
Rebecca Wong .... assistant production coordinator
Carl Blacklidge .... marine coordinator (uncredited)
Kieran Cato .... unit assistant (uncredited)
Sean Mulcahy .... epk: video (uncredited)
Stephen Rutter .... travel manager (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Rachel Okine .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Adoration" - Australia (original title)
"Perfect Mothers" - , France (imdb display title), Singapore (English title) (alternative title)
"Two Mothers" - Hong Kong (English title) (imdb display title), USA (working title)
"Perfect Mothers" - Belgium (English title) (imdb display title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for sexual content and language
Runtime:
Germany:112 min | Italy:97 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Company:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Anne Fontaine's first English language film.See more »
Goofs:
Miscellaneous: Sophie Lowe plays Hannah and Jessica Tovey plays Mary, but their roles are swapped in the end credits.See more »
Quotes:
[last lines]
Ian:[having swum to the raft] Good morning.
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Soundtrack:
Hearts On FireSee more »

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24 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
about pain and other drugs, 3 February 2014

this film is a masterpiece. not only because the casting/the performance and the directing are stunning. it's more than eye can see/words can say. and definitely, it's not for judges. and not for everybody. just a 'niche'. it is touching and comprehensible and human and not "generaly". doing "what's good/normal/suitable" versus "the feeling, the pure one/the moment in a short human life/ the truth". it's about age? that age that touch, maybe, the body but not the spirit. it's about the capacity of giving/loving without hope, without counting...it's about the pain.

somehow, loving without a future is like living well knowing that death waits at the corner. painful enough. as life itself.

I saw gentleness, delicacy, loyalty, generosity and suffering, friendship and generosity again and human fail. and pain. who's fault it is?

don't know the answer. know only that friendship, love, loyalty and pain, they do exists. tough destiny, after all.

Not enough words to considerate the performance of Robin Wright, Naomi Watts, Xavier Samuel and James Frecheville. Oscars were won for less.

As for the director, such a softness of the regard...perfect screenplay, perfect director cut. much deeper then the words of Doris Lessing, far away of "current diagnostics".

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