GenreComedy, Drama Budget1.5 million CAD WriterAtom Egoyan LanguageEnglish
Release dateSeptember 26, 1991 (1991-09-26) Initial releaseNovember 27, 1991 (France) CastElias Koteas (Noah), Arsinée Khanjian (Hera), Maury Chaykin (Bubba), Gabrielle Rose (Mimi), David Hemblen, Jennifer Dale Similar moviesJamon Jamon, The Lover, The Piano Teacher, All Ladies Do It, Interstellar, Irreversible
The Adjuster is a 1991 Canadian drama film directed by Atom Egoyan. It premiered at the New York Film Festival. At the 17th Moscow International Film Festival it won the Special Silver St. George.
In 1993, the Toronto International Film Festival ranked the film tenth in the Top 10 Canadian Films of All Time, though the film does not appear on the updated 2004 version.
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Insurance adjuster Noah Render (Elias Koteas) attempts to restore the damaged lives of his clients. His methods are unorthodox. He sleeps with most of them, puts them up in a designated hotel and quotes his profession’s code like a mantra: ‘You may not know it yet, but you’re in shock.’ This amoral yet compassionate protagonist, who lives with his film-censor wife (Arsinée Khanjian) in a barren, unfinished suburban development, is one of Atom Egoyan’s most strangely compelling creations. His effective use of wide-screen cinematography portrays the terrifying abyss that separates Noah from everyone he encounters.
Elias Koteas as Noah Render
Arsinée Khanjian as Hera
Maury Chaykin as Bubba
Gabrielle Rose as Mimi
Jennifer Dale as Arianne
David Hemblen as Bert, the Head Censor
Rose Sarkisyan as Seta, Hera's Sister
Armen Kokorian as Simon, Hera's Child
Jacqueline Samuda as Louise, the Maid
Gerard Parkes as Tim
Patricia Collins as Lorraine
Don McKellar as Tyler, the Young Censor
John Gilbert as The Doctor
Stephen Ouimette as Larry, the Butterfly Collector