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1,755 Ratings

The Sweet Hereafter

Directed by Atom Egoyan
Canada, 1997


A small community is torn apart by a tragic accident which kills most of the town’s children. A lawyer visits the victims’ parents in order to profit from the tragedy by stirring up the their anger and launching a class action suit against anyone they can blame.

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The Sweet Hereafter Directed by Atom Egoyan

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1997 | 3 wins including: FIPRESCI Prize

Academy Awards

1998 | 2 nominations including: Best Director

Independent Spirit Awards

1998 | Winner: Best Foreign Film

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