The Sweet Hereafter

The Sweet Hereafter (1997)

There is no such thing as the simple truth.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 1997-09-25
  • User Rating: 7/10 from 252 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 52min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Alliance Communications
  • Production Country: Canada
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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 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 has to reckon with the loss of innocence brought about by a different kind of damage.

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    Sound Mychael Danna Original Music Composer
    Production András Hámori Executive Producer
    Production Robert Lantos Executive Producer
    Editing Susan Shipton Editor
    Camera Paul Sarossy Director of Photography
    Writing Atom Egoyan Screenplay
    Directing Atom Egoyan Director
    Production Atom Egoyan Producer
    Production Camelia Frieberg Producer
    Writing Russell Banks Novel
    Production David Webb Associate Producer
    Sound Steve Munro Sound Designer
    Costume & Make-Up Beth Pasternak Costume Design
    Art Phillip Barker Production Design
    Art Patricia Cuccia Set Decoration
    Production Sandra Cunningham Line Producer
    Sound Daniel Pellerin Sound Re-Recording Mixer
    Editing Paul Winestock First Assistant Editor
    Costume & Make-Up Patricia Boulden Assistant Costume Designer
    Sound Keith Elliott Sound Re-Recording Mixer
    Directing Joanne T. Harwood Script Supervisor
    Art Kathleen Climie Art Direction
    Camera Rod Crombie Steadicam Operator
    Production Tami Thomson Production Coordinator
    Camera Johnnie Eisen Still Photographer
    Crew Peter Szkoda Stunt Coordinator
    Costume & Make-Up Alexander Reda Assistant Costume Designer