The burning down of his parents' furniture store and how this affected their lives was the starting point for the film that Egoyan made two years, in which he created an intrigue around the figure of the insurance claims adjuster who assists people who have lost their possessions. Egoyan's adjuster delves very deeply into the body and soul of the victims: he not only acts as their confessor and psychiatrist, but also provides them with solace through sexual encounters. This Noah is a typical Egoyan creation: a man who constructs a different reality for himself and observes and manipulates the lives of others in a vampire-like manner. Egoyan visualizes his fantasies with his customary ambiguity and places his characters in spaces and settings that are simultaneously familiar and banal, as well as bizarre and mysterious, such as the red-blue motel where the homeless fire victims worship their 'savior.'
Elias Koteas, Arsinée Khanjian, Maury Chaykin