Adoration


1h 40m 2008

Brief Synopsis

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, who lives with his uncle. In the course of translating, Si

Film Details

Also Known As
Simons Geheimnis
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2008
Production Company
Arp; Astral Media; Audiovisual Enterprises (Greece); Ego Film Arts; Entertainment One; Entertainment One; Entertainment One Features; Front Row Filmed Entertainment (UAE); Lev Films; Lnk; Movie Central; New Wave Films (United Kingdom); Sony Pictures Classics; Super Ecran; TTlTfilm Canada
Distribution Company
ENTERTAINMENT ONE/SONY PICTURES CLASSICS; Arp; Entertainment One; Entertainment One; Entertainment One Features; Filmcoopi Zurich Ag; Les Films Séville; Paradiso Entertainment; Sony Pictures Classics; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; Sony Pictures Releasing International; United International Pictures; Warner Bros. Pictures International; X Verleih
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Synopsis

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, who lives with his uncle. 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 crashed the family car, killing both himself and his wife, 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.

Film Details

Also Known As
Simons Geheimnis
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2008
Production Company
Arp; Astral Media; Audiovisual Enterprises (Greece); Ego Film Arts; Entertainment One; Entertainment One; Entertainment One Features; Front Row Filmed Entertainment (UAE); Lev Films; Lnk; Movie Central; New Wave Films (United Kingdom); Sony Pictures Classics; Super Ecran; TTlTfilm Canada
Distribution Company
ENTERTAINMENT ONE/SONY PICTURES CLASSICS; Arp; Entertainment One; Entertainment One; Entertainment One Features; Filmcoopi Zurich Ag; Les Films Séville; Paradiso Entertainment; Sony Pictures Classics; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; Sony Pictures Releasing International; United International Pictures; Warner Bros. Pictures International; X Verleih
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Ecumenical award at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival.

Released in United States Spring May 8, 2009

Released in United States on Video October 13, 2009

Released in United States October 2008

Released in United States 2009

Shown at London Film Festival (Film on the Square) October 15-30, 2008.

Shown at Pusan International Film Festival (World Cinema) October 2-10, 2008.

Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival (World Cinema) April 23-May 7, 2009.

Released in United States Spring May 8, 2009 (NY, LA)

Released in United States on Video October 13, 2009

Released in United States October 2008 (Shown at London Film Festival (Film on the Square) October 15-30, 2008.)

Released in United States October 2008 (Shown at Pusan International Film Festival (World Cinema) October 2-10, 2008.)

Released in United States 2009 (Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival (World Cinema) April 23-May 7, 2009.)