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The Adjuster (1991)

R | | Comedy, Drama | July 1992 (USA)
A reflection about what makes everyone's life unique, through the story of Noah's family. Noah is an adjuster, having sex with his customers. His wife Hera watches pornographic movies for ... See full summary »

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A reflection about what makes everyone's life unique, through the story of Noah's family. Noah is an adjuster, having sex with his customers. His wife Hera watches pornographic movies for the Board of Censors. They live with their son Simon and Hera's sister in a show-flat. One day, they meet Bubba, who wants to make a movie in their house. Written by Yepok

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Rated R for sensuality and language | See all certifications »
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CAD 1,500,000 (estimated)

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$396,573 (USA)
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Bubba: So many places you see, you wouldn't think twice about, they pass right through you. And then, for no reason, you can see a house, and find yourself wondering, what is going on inside of those walls.
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High School Confidential
Words and Music by Rough Trade
Courtesy of True North Records/Mummy Dust Music Ltd.
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complex but it all comes together
13 November 2000 | by See all my reviews

Theres so many threads to this movie you have to see it more than once to get the full effect. Elias Koteas gives a subtly painful performance as Noah, as you begin to see just what a complicated life he really has. His wife and sister in law are just as multilayered as he is. The themes of impulse and denial run throughout the picture, particularly in the film makers life where him and his wife act out their sexual phantasies with a minimum of shame. A great work of art by a great director. definitely not mainstream in scope or material. Maybe the quietest movie ever made about the nature of arousal


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