Sony Pictures Classics | Release Date: May 8, 2009
Summary: Sabine, 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. (Sony Classics)
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Runtime: 100 min
Rating: Rated R for language.
Production: Serendipity Point Films
Genres: Drama
Country: Canada
Languages: English, French, Hebrew
Home Release Date: Oct 13, 2009
Director Credit
Atom Egoyan Director
Writer Credit
Atom Egoyan Writer
Cast Credit
Arsinée Khanjian Sabine
Devon Bostick Simon
Hailee Sisera Jennifer
Ieva Lucs Berating Woman
Jeremy Wright Delivery Guy
Katie Boland Hannah
Kenneth Welsh Morris
Lia Bellefontaine Student On-Line
Louca Tassone Young Simon
Martin Roach Car Owner
Noam Jenkins Sami
Rachel Blanchard Rachel
Scott Speedman Tom
Thomas Hauff Nick
Yuval Daniel Security Officer
Producer Credit
Atom Egoyan Producer
Jennifer Weiss Producer
Laurent Pétin Executive Producer
Marcy Gerstein Associate Producer
Michèle Pétin Executive Producer
Robert Lantos Executive Producer
Simone Urdl Producer
Stephen Traynor Line Producer