ADORATION speaks to our connections—with
each other, with our family history, with technology and
with the modern world.
Sabine (ARSINÉE KHANJIAN), a high school French teacher,
gives her class a translation exercise based on a real news
story about a terrorist who plants a bomb in the airline
luggage of his pregnant girlfriend.
The assignment has a profound effect on one student, Simon
(DEVON BOSTICK), who lives with his uncle (SCOTT SPEEDMAN).
In the course of translating, Simon re-imagines that the
news item is his own family's story, with the terrorist
standing in for his father. Years ago, Simon's father (NOAM
JENKINS) crashed the family car, killing both himself and
his wife (RACHEL BLANCHARD), making Simon an orphan. Simon
has always feared that the accident was intentional.
Simon reads his version to the class and then takes it to
the Internet. In essence, he has created a false identity
which allows him to probe his family secret. As Simon uses
his new persona to journey deeper into his past, the public
reaction is swift and strong.
Then an exotic woman reveals her true identity. The truth
about Simon's family emerges. The mystery is solved and a
new family is formed.
Written, Produced and Directed by Atom Egoyan, Starring
Arsinée Khanjian, Rachel Blanchard, Scott Speedman, Devon
Bostick, Kenneth Welsh, Produced by Simone Urdl,Jennifer
Weiss, Executively Produced by Robert Lantos, Michele
Halberstadt and Laurent Pétin.© Sony Pictures Classics. All
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