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The Sweet Hereafter (1997)

The Sweet Hereafter
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7.7 IMDB rating
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Ian Holm Ian Holm
Mitchell Stevens
Caerthan Banks Caerthan Banks
Zoe Stevens
Sarah Polley Sarah Polley
Nicole Burnell
Tom McCamus Tom McCamus
Sam Burnell
Gabrielle Rose Gabrielle Rose
Dolores Driscoll
Maury Chaykin Maury Chaykin
Wendell


Written by
Russell Banks Russell Banks
(novel)
Atom Egoyan Atom Egoyan
(screenplay)


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#1 tearjerker

8 years, 12 months ago at Feb 16 13:11
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The film is told in flashbacks, and by the end, when they show the scene with the bus, it's probably the most nerve-wrecking goose-bump emotional scene ever filmed. Unless you have no soul, you'll be be bawling your eyes out. I thought it was a beautiful film before, but now that I have two little daughters of my own, the film is oh so much harder to watch. I couldnt even imagine how I'd feel i... read more
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Description: A lawyer, pursued by the demons of losing a daughter to drugs, comes to a Canadian town where 20 children have died in a tragic school bus accident. He wants the parents to sue, to determine who was at fault, and to focus their anger on making those at fault pay. Told partly in flashbacks to the days leading up to the accident, we also follow the attorney from family to family, coaxing them to join the suit. One young teen survives, crippled. She has become the lame child left behind in "The Pied Piper of Hamlin," which she reads aloud to a child the night before the accident. Her testimony is pivotal, and her relation ... (more)
Release date: 21 November 1997
UPC: 794043465420
Tags: Canada (9), Drama (9), 1990s (7), Tragedy (5), Infidelity (5), Family (4), Cannes Winner (3), Mother Daughter Relationship (3), Photograph (3), Survival (3), 1997 (3), Drugs (3), Grief (3), Stroke Victim (2), Children (2), Extramarital Affair (2), Barn (2), Beating (2), Drink (2), Pickup Truck (2)
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