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The Sweet Hereafter
The Sweet Hereafter
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THE SWEET HEREAFTER

Directed by Atom Egoyan
Canada, 1997
Drama

Synopsis

Arriving in a small town after a tragic accident, a big-city lawyer driven by his own demons stirs up the anger of the members of the community. In the ensuing atmosphere of suspicion and doubt, a teenager manages to regain her dignity and re-unite the community.

Synopsis

Arriving in a small town after a tragic accident, a big-city lawyer driven by his own demons stirs up the anger of the members of the community. In the ensuing atmosphere of suspicion and doubt, a teenager manages to regain her dignity and re-unite the community.

Our take

A major success for director Atom Egoyan and actor-filmmaker Sarah Polley, this ambitious, Oscar®-nominated drama powerfully explores the tragedy and trauma of a community in British Columbia. Featuring an incredible Ian Holm, The Sweet Hereafter is a high point in contemporary Canadian cinema.