The Sweet Hereafter

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Poster for Atom Egoyan's Oscar-nominated drama The Sweet HereafterA lawyer (Holm), pursued by concerns of losing a daughter to drugs, comes to a Canadian town where 20 children have died in a school bus accident. He wants the parents to sue to make those at fault pay.

Told partly in flashbacks that dramatize the days leading up to the accident, this heart-wrenching story follows the lawyer from family to family as he coaxes each to join the lawsuit. As momentum for the case builds, he finds himself squaring off against the lone survivor of the accident (Polley), battling against the power of long-held family secrets.

Based on the bestselling novel by Russell Banks, this shattering film won eight Genie Awards and garnered two Oscar nominations, including Best Director for Egoyan. 

– Reel Canada


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