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Adoration / 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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Available copies

  • 3 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Monon Town and Twp PL - Monon DVD ADO (Text) 36825000655173 DVD Collection Available -
Montezuma PL - Montezuma DVD ADO R (Text) 36754000246504 Adult DVD Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield DVD Adoratio (Text) 31208910997453 audiovisual Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1435968743
  • ISBN: 9781435968745
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 101 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2009]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2008.
Special features include: "The making of Adoration" featurette; "The violin shop" featurette; "Take three" featurette; Interview with Aton Egoyan; Deleted scenes.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Paul Sarossy ; editor, Susan Shipton ; music, Mychael Danna ; costume designer, Marcy Gerstein ; production designer, {hillip Barker.
Participant or Performer Note:
Arsinée Khanijian, Scott Speedman, Rachel Blanchard, Noam Jenkins, Devon Bostick, Kenneth Welsh.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: R; for language.
System Details Note:
DVD; Region 1; anamorphic widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround.
Language Note:
Language tracks in English, dubbed Portuguese or dubbed Spanish, with optional English, Portuguese or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Subject: Orphans > Drama.
Grandparent and child > Drama.
Parents > Death > Drama.
Homework > Drama.
Teacher-student relationships > Drama.
Translating and interpreting > Drama.
Huérfanos > Teatro.
Abuelos (Hombres) > Teatro.
Genre: Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.

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