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The Sweet Hereafter

1997 Rated R 1hr 52m

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. A lawyer (Ian Holm) 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 (Sarah Polley) must choose between mourning and moving on.

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Movie Details

1998 Independent Spirit Awards®
  • Best Foreign Film
1998 Academy Award®
  • Best Writing Adapted Screenplay nominee
  • Best Director nominee: Atom Egoyan
Adult content, adult language and nudity
Screen formats

Widescreen 2.35:1


French, Spanish (Neutral), English

Closed captioned


Language and sound

French: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 5.1

Other features

Production notes, filmographies, audio commentary , cast and crew interview , making-of featurette , cast and crew information , trailer(s)