The Sweet Hereafter


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112 Min

The Sweet Hereafter


A small Canadian town is torn apart by the appearance of an ambulance-chasing lawyer after a tragic accident involving a school bus killed many of the town's children. One key witness, however, eludes the troubled attorney: a gifted young woman confined by the tragedy to a wheelchair for the rest of her life. A morality play without the sermon from EXOTICA auteur Egoyan, based on the acclaimed novel by Russell Banks. Winner of the Grand Jury award at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival.… Read More


May 14th, 1997


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- Donald Sutherland was originally cast as Mitchell Stephens, but had to back out and was replaced by Ian Holm at the last minute.

- CAMEO(Russell Banks): the author of the novel the movie is based on makes a cameo as the doctor ("The mind is kind") in the hospital scene with Sarah Polley.

- As indicated on Atom Egoyan's commentary track on the DVD, many people ask about the odd mask worn by the note-taker during the deposition scene. This is a Stenographer's Mask, an item which…More

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