The Sweet Hereafter

Closed Capationed Starring: Sarah Polley & Ian Holm Director: Atom Egoyan  Rated: R: Restricted
Rating 4.2
142 ratings
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 56 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1997
  • Label: New Line Home Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 2.35
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Audio Commentary
    • Interviews: Atom Egoyan - Director; Russell Banks - Writer

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Major Awards:

Cannes 1997 - Jury Prize

Entertainment Reviews:

Entertainment Weekly - 04/01/2000
Ranked #6 in Entertainment Weekly's "10 Favorite Film of the '90s: -- "...Dizzying....A mesmeric portrait..."
USA Today - 11/21/1997
"...Graced by another gripping Ian Holm performance..." -- 3 1/2 out of 4 stars
Entertainment Weekly - 05/30/1997
"...A hypnotically structured, meditative mystery that instantly moves Egoyan to the front rank of world filmmakers..."
New York Times - 11/21/1997
"...[The] most wrenching film by the brilliantly analytical Atom Egoyan....This eloquent film also carries the exhilaration of crystal-clear artistic vision..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 12/24/1997
"...Ian Holm's performance here is bottomless in its subtlety....This is one of the best films of the year, an unflinching lament for the human condition..."
Premiere - 04/01/2004
"The director's finest hour..."
Wall Street Journal - 06/04/2010
"Sarah Polley gives a memorable performance.....[A] hauntingly beautiful film..."

Product Description:

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 Atom Egoyan, based on the acclaimed novel by Russell Banks.

Plot Keywords:

Essential Cinema | Heartwarming | Law / Lawyers | Physically Impaired | Recommended | Social Issues | Theatrical Release | Tragedy

Production Notes:

  • Winner of the Grand Jury award at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival. Academy Award nominations: Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay.

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Customer Rating: Rating 4.2
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  • UPC: 794043465420
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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