The Sweet Hereafter
- 110 min
- Directed by: Atom Egoyan
- Written by: Russell Banks (novel), Atom Egoyan
- Cast: Ian Holm, Sarah Polley, Bruce Greenwood
When a small community is torn apart by a school bus accident that claims the lives of most of their children, an ambiguous lawyer with family troubles of his own comes to represent them in a compensation case. The film unfolds in a patchwork of flashbacks and set-pieces, but it's Holm's beautifully judged performance that's the bedrock of the film. As a study of helpless grief, it's rarely been bettered.
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