The Sweet Hereafter

The Sweet Hereafter (1997)

Genres - Drama  |   Release Date - Sep 26, 1997  |   Run Time - 112 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - R
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The Sweet Hereafter is a 1997 Canadian drama film written and directed by Atom Egoyan, starring Ian Holm, Sarah Polley and Bruce Greenwood and adapted from the novel of the same name by Russell Banks. The film tells the story of a school bus accident in a small town that results in the deaths of numerous children. A class-action lawsuit ensues, proving divisive in the community and becoming tied in with personal and family issues. The story is inspired by actual events in Alton, Texas in 1989.

Although The Sweet Hereafter was not a box office success, it was critically acclaimed and won three awards, including the Grand Prix, at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival. It also received two Academy Award nominations for Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay. Toronto International Film Festival critics named The Sweet Hereafter one of the ten best Canadian films of all time.

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Box Office

$3,263,585

Tags

Car Accident, Death/Extinction, Independent Film, Lawyer, School Bus, Small Town, The Sweet

Attributes

Based On: The Sweet Hereafter
Filming Location: British Columbia, Toronto
Narrative Location: Canada
Subject: dysfunctional family, incest

Alternate Titles

Başka bir dünya
TR
Das süße Jenseits
DE
De beaux lendemains
CA, FR
Den søte ettertid
NO
Dulce porvenir
MX
El dulce porvenir
AR, ES, UY
Eljövendő szép napok
HU
Il dolce domani
IT
Ljuva morgondag
SE
O Doce Amanhã
BR
O Futuro Radioso
PT
Sladki poslej
SI
Suloinen ikuisuus
FI
Słodkie jutro
PL
The Sweet Hereafter
AU, CA, GB, US
To glyko pepromeno
GR
Το γλυκό πεπρωμένο
GR
Примамливото отвъдно
BG
Славное будущее
RU
Слатка сутрашњица
RS
スウィート ヒアアフター
JP
意外的春天
TW