Coming to theaters at 26 September 1997
The Sweet Hereafter is drama film directed by Atom Egoyan, and written by Atom Egoyan & Russell Banks. The film stars Ian Holm, Caerthan Banks, Sarah Polley, Tom McCamus, Gabrielle Rose, Brooke Johnson and James D. Watts. The film primiered at 15 May 1997 on Cannes Film Festival.
A small mountain community in Canada is devastated when a school bus accident leaves more than a dozen of its children dead. A big-city lawyer (Ian Holm) arrives to help the survivors’ and victims’ families prepare a class-action suit, but his efforts only seem to push the townspeople further apart. At the same time, one teenage survivor of the accident (Sarah Polley) has to reckon with the loss of innocence brought about by a different kind of damage.
Director: Atom Egoyan
Writers: Atom Egoyan, Russell Banks (novel)
Stars: Ian Holm, Caerthan Banks, Sarah Polley, Tom McCamus, Gabrielle Rose, Brooke Johnson, James D. Watts
|James D. Watts||►||Young Mitchell|
|Magdalena Sokoloski||►||Young Zoe|
|Sarah Rosen Fruitman||►||Jessica|
|Russell Banks||►||Dr. Robeson|