The Sweet Hereafter

20 Jan 1999

Director: Atom Egoyan



110 min

A small community is torn apart by a tragic accident which kills most of the town’s children. A lawyer (lan Holm) visits these victims’ parents in order to profit from the tragedy by stirring up their anger and launching a class action suit against anyone they can blame. The community is paralysed by its anger, all but for one young girl (Sarah Polley), left in a wheelchair after the accident who finds the courage to lead….