Explore
 Lists  Reviews  Images  Update feed
Categories
MoviesTV ShowsMusicBooksGamesDVDs/Blu-RayPeopleArt & DesignPlacesWeb TV & PodcastsToys & CollectiblesComic Book SeriesBeautyAnimals   View more categories »
Listal logo

The Sweet Hereafter (1997)

Directed by


Starring (View all)
Russell Banks Russell Banks
Dr. Robeson
Peter Donaldson Peter Donaldson
Schwartz
Devon Finn Devon Finn
Sean
Marc Donato Marc Donato
Mason
David Hemblen David Hemblen
Abbott


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


Lists

482 votes
1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die (1001 items)
list by upidipi
Published 11 years, 6 months ago 873 comments
137 votes
Amazing Underrated Obscure Bizarre Films PART 11 (50 items)
list by JayTrotter
Published 8 years, 1 month ago 12 comments
123 votes
6,006 Movies For a Post-Covid World... (6014 items)
list by ToonHead2102
Published 9 years, 5 months ago 14 comments
80 votes
Top 10 Movies of The Year (390 items)
list by denis24
Published 6 years, 1 month ago 3 comments
67 votes
Best Movies of 90s (150 items)
list by xolmis
Published 8 years, 1 month ago 3 comments

The Sweet Hereafter Videos

The Sweet Hereafter Official Trailer!

174 Views

Added 6 years ago




Cover art, photos and screenshots

1 vote
1 vote
1 vote
1 vote
1 vote

View all The Sweet Hereafter pictures (109 more)

Reviews

#1 tearjerker

13 years, 8 months ago at Feb 16 13:11
2 votes
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

Review

3 years ago at Oct 25 15:49
2 votes
Egoyan at its best. Holm excells as an angry mature man, trying to fix everbpody's tragedy but his with his yunki daughter. The Pied Piper morbid sardonic satirical political theme (thanks to the bonus track I read it for the first time), spreads its mystery all over.
View all The Sweet Hereafter reviews
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: 26 September 1997
UPC: 794043465420
My tags: Add tags

Update feed

Agent Kermit D. Fonz added this to a list 1 month ago
Favorite Drama Films: 1996-1997 (93 movies items)

" Directed by: Atom Egoyan Produced by: Atom Egoyan, Camilla Friedberg, Andras Hamori, Robert Lantos, and David Webb Written by: Atom Egoyan Based on the book by: Russell Banks Cinematography: Peter Sarossy Edited by: Susan Shipton Music by: Mychael Danna Distributed by: Serendipity Pictures, Alliance Atlantis Communications, and Fine Line Pictures"


Nusch added this to a list 1 month ago
r04n1ez added this to a list 1 month, 1 week ago
The roles of: SARAH POLLEY (42 movies items)

" as Nicole"


r04n1ez added this to a list 2 months, 4 weeks ago
johanlefourbe added this to a list 6 months, 1 week ago
My Queue (403 movies items)

"Points: 1 Voters : Leo"


sdepy83 added this to a list 7 months, 3 weeks ago
kathy voted for an image 1 year ago

r04n1ez posted a image 1 year ago

r04n1ez posted a image 1 year, 2 months ago

Mustanaamio7 added this to a list 1 year, 8 months ago
Mustanaamio7's Movie Diary 2019 (251 movies items)

"12.2. 2019 A horrible tragedy strikes a small Canadian town when several children get killed in a school bus accident. A lawyer wants to find someone to blame for the accident by any means necessary. The lawyer is a very humane character, just like all the others. He is suspicious, but still not especially immoral, and he is also haunted by some dramatic personal incidents of his past. The story is told in unchronological order and Egoyan controls this stylistic decision admirably so that it "


Exclusive added this to a list 2 years, 3 months ago
mirinbuddy added this to a list 2 years, 7 months ago
Movies I Need to rewatch (71 movies items)
nathan added this to a list 2 years, 9 months ago
Films watched in 2018 (398 movies items)

"DVD - Sunday 28.01.18"


nathan added this to a list 2 years, 9 months ago
Movies of 1997 (51 movies items)
Agent Kermit D. Fonz added this to a list 3 years ago
fernando posted a review 3 years ago

“Egoyan at its best. Holm excells as an angry mature man, trying to fix everbpody's tragedy but his with his yunki daughter. The Pied Piper morbid sardonic satirical political theme (thanks to the bonus track I read it for the first time), spreads its mystery all over.” read more

Kristian added this to a list 3 years, 1 month ago
Project #1 -1001 Movies I Must see Before I die- (1167 movies items)

" Rating iMDB: My Rating: Director: Actors: Genre: The Plot:"


Kukkakaali added this to a list 3 years, 2 months ago
Films Watched in 2017 (225 movies items)

"30.7."


AFIoscar added this to a list 3 years, 3 months ago
Watched in 2017 (305 movies items)

" 4-08 "


filmster added this to a list 3 years, 7 months ago
My Favorite Movies (384 movies items)
moviebuff added this to a list 3 years, 10 months ago
Frank added this to a list 3 years, 11 months ago
Watched in 2016 by Frank (128 movies items)
Kandi added this to a list 3 years, 11 months ago
School Bus Scenes - Movies (17 movies items)
Loud Rocks added this to a list 3 years, 11 months ago
Watched in 2016 (160 movies items)
The Mighty Celestial added this to a list 4 years, 1 month ago
30 From 97: My Favorite Films From 1997 (30 movies items)

" A small Canadian town is left emotionally reeling when a school bus has a fatal accident resulting in the loss of several of the local children. An out of town lawyer, driven by his failure to protect his own daughter from the devastation of drug addiction, tries to convince the towns people to sue for a big settlement. However, with the class action suit depending on the few kids who did survive, one of the primary (and potentially hopeful) witnesses, a now paralyzed 15 year old once buddin"


CarminaX added this to a list 4 years, 1 month ago
Watched in 2016 (190 movies items)
Leo added this to a list 4 years, 2 months ago
johanlefourbe added this to a list 4 years, 2 months ago
1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die (1990's) (121 movies items)

" Notes: I haven't seen this one yet..."


johanlefourbe added this to a list 4 years, 7 months ago
1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die (2019) (1001 movies items)

" Notes: I haven't seen this one yet..."



People who liked this also liked

Rating: 7
Rating: 8.3
Rating: 8.4
Rating: 8.8
Rating: 8.7
Rating: 8.2
Rating: 8.4
Rating: 7.9
Rating: 8.3
Rating: 8.6
Rating: 8.3
Rating: 8.6
Rating: 8.3
Rating: 7.7
Rating: 8.6
Rating: 8.3
Rating: 8.3
Rating: 8.2
Rating: 7.8
Rating: 8.4
Rating: 8.2