The Sweet Hereafter | reviewed by: Scott McKay | July 23, 2012
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The Sweet Hereafter is a well directed film with very a depressing subject matter. The performances are great but the film bums you out.
genre Drama
synopsis Director Atom Egoyan's haunting adaptation of Russell Banks's novel follows a grieving mountain community in the wake of a tragic school bus accident that takes the lives of numerous local children. An ambulance-chasing lawyer arrives in town to persuade the survivors to initiate a class-action lawsuit, driving apart the once tight-knit hamlet. Meanwhile, a teen crippled in the crash must choose between mourning and moving on. Winner of the Grand Jury award at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival. Academy Award nominations: Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay.
lead actors Ian Holm | Caerthan Banks | Sarah Polley | Tom McCamus | Gabrielle Rose | Alberta Watson | Maury Chaykin | Stephanie Morgenstern
director Atom Egoyan