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Author: Simone UrdlJennifer Weiss, (Producer)Atom EgoyanArsinée KhanjianScott SpeedmanAll authors
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2009]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Simon is a young orphan being raised by his uncle Tom. As his grandfather lay dying, Simon discovers how racist and backwards his uncle is. Simon's grandfather hated Simon's father and claims that he intentionally killed Simon's mother in a car crash. Simon's family narrative is cleverly knit into a news story presented to Simon by his high school French teacher as a translation exercise. The article is read by the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Feature films
Drama
Teatro
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Simone Urdl; Jennifer Weiss, (Producer); Atom Egoyan; Arsinée Khanjian; Scott Speedman; Rachel Blanchard; Noam Jenkins; Devon Bostick; Kenneth Welsh; Mychael Danna; Sony Pictures Classics (Firm); Serendipity Point Films.; ARP Sélection (Firm); Ego Film Arts (Firm); Film Farm (Firm); Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 1435968743 9781435968745
OCLC Number: 431480011
Language Note: English, dubbed Portuguese or dubbed Spanish dialogue, English, Portuguese or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Notes: Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2008.
Special features: "The making of Adoration" featurette; "The violin shop" featurette; "Take three" featurette; interview; deleted scenes.
Credits: Director of photography, Paul Sarossy ; editor, Susan Shipton ; music, Mychael Danna.
Cast: Arsinée Khanjian, Scott Speedman, Rachel Blanchard, Noam Jenkins, Devon Bostick, Kenneth Welsh.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: R; for language.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 101 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.78:1); Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Contents: Special features include: "The making of Adoration" featurette; "The violin shop" featurette; "Take three" featurette; deleted scenes.
Other Titles: Adoration (Motion picture : 2008)
Responsibility: a Sony Pictures Classics release, Serendipity Point Films and ARP Selection present an Ego Film Arts Production in association with the Film Farm, a film by Atom Egoyan ; produced by Simone Urdl, Jennifer Weiss ; written, produced and directed by Atom Egoyan.

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Simon is a young orphan being raised by his uncle Tom. As his grandfather lay dying, Simon discovers how racist and backwards his uncle is. Simon's grandfather hated Simon's father and claims that he intentionally killed Simon's mother in a car crash. Simon's family narrative is cleverly knit into a news story presented to Simon by his high school French teacher as a translation exercise. The article is read by the teacher about an attempted bombing of an aircraft by a man who put explosives in his pregnant wife's luggage. Simon gets the idea to translate the story and write it from the perspective of the child in the woman's womb. The teacher encourages Simon to develop his story, present it to the class and to the world via the Internet as if he really was that child. The narrative of the car crash and the attempted bombing of the plane become intertwined as a way for the characters to deal with their past experiences. Simon's story takes a twist that involves everyone in his life.

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