101 Minutes – Drama
Release date: May 8, 2008
DVD release date: October 13, 2009
Canadian Distributor: Entertainment One
Billed as a teen drama that will examine how kids redefine themselves through the Internet, Adoration is Atom Egoyan`s twelfth feature. In it he explores the themes of technology, terrorism and fear. The story centres on a high school student, Simon (Devon Bostick). Simon lives with his well-meaning, struggling uncle Tom (Scott Speedman), who increasingly shuts him out, which propels Simon toward his mysterious French teacher Sabine (Arsinée Khanjian). One day his French class is asked to translate a news article about a man who put his pregnant girlfriend on a flight to Israel with explosives in her hand luggage. A security guard discovers it and saves the passengers on the plane, including the young woman and her unborn child. Simon uses this exercise to begin digging into his own family`s past. His resulting claims about the deaths of his father Sami (Noam Jenkins) and mother Rachel (Rachel Blanchard) create a storm when he uses the Internet to send it out into cyberspace and the real world beyond with unexpectedly widespread and forceful results.
Poster and photo courtesy of Entertainment One. Used with permission.