The Sweet Hereafter

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Overview

Deception and forbidden desire follow a seasoned lawyer into a small town as he investigates a tragic school bus accident in director Atom Egoyan's haunting psychological drama, presented in this feature-packed special edition release from New Line Home Video. In addition to a 2.35:1 widescreen visual presentation and English and French Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtracks, optional subtitles are offered in English, Spanish, and French. New Line has pulled out all the stops in regards to extra features on this disc, ...
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Overview

Deception and forbidden desire follow a seasoned lawyer into a small town as he investigates a tragic school bus accident in director Atom Egoyan's haunting psychological drama, presented in this feature-packed special edition release from New Line Home Video. In addition to a 2.35:1 widescreen visual presentation and English and French Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtracks, optional subtitles are offered in English, Spanish, and French. New Line has pulled out all the stops in regards to extra features on this disc, offering an exhausting variety of insightful options, including U.S. and Canadian theatrical trailers, biographies, filmographies, an isolated score by Robert Browning illustrated by Kate Greenaway, an interview with Egoyan from The Charlie Rose Show, a Q&A with members of the cast, a director's audio commentary track with Egoyan and novelist Russell Banks, and a "Before and After The Sweet Hereafter" discussion with Egoyan and Banks about the book and the film.
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Special Features

Widescreen version; Audio commentary by writer/director Atorn Egoyan and novelist Russell Banks; "Before and After The Sweet Hereafter" discussion with Russell Banks and Atom Egoyan; Q & A interviews with members of the cast; "The Charlie Rose Show" interview with Atom Egoyan; "The Pied Piper of Hamelin" by Robert Browning and illustrated by Kate Greenaway; Isolated score by composer Mychael Danna; U.S. and Canadian theatrical trailers; Biographies and filmographies
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
Rarely has a film offered a more haunting, poignant look at the aftermath of a tragedy than director Atom Egoyan's The Sweet Hereafter, skillfully adapted from Russell Banks' novel of the same name. As the class-action lawyer who may be motivated by his own concerns, Ian Holm aids the director immensely with his complex, sympathetic performance. Egoyan's unparalleled visual aptitude is in full flourish: the chilly Canadian landscape is a character unto itself, and the director renders the tragic accident in a haunting, non-manipulative manner. Some objected to the downplaying of the novel's incest subplot, and the film's nonlinear, deliberate pace may not be to all tastes. As a delicate, challenging study of pain, grieving, and healing, The Sweet Hereafter is a singular moviegoing experience.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/27/1998
  • UPC: 794043465420
  • Original Release: 1997
  • Rating:

  • Source: New Line Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Cinemascope (2.35:1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English, Français
  • Time: 1:56:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ian Holm Mitchell Stephens
Sarah Polley Nicole Burnell
Bruce Greenwood Billy Ansell
David Hemblen
Gabrielle Rose Dolores Driscoll
Arsinée Khanjian Wanda Otto
Alberta Watson Risa Walker
Maury Chaykin Wendell Walker
Tom McCamus Sam Burnell
Brooke Johnson
Earl Pastko
Stephanie Morgenstern
Peter Donaldson
Caerthan Banks
Technical Credits
Atom Egoyan Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Phillip Barker Production Designer
Kathleen Climie Art Director
Sue Conley Sound Editor
Patricia Cuccia Art Director
Mychael Danna Score Composer
Keith Elliott Sound/Sound Designer
Camelia Frieberg Producer
Andras Hamori Executive Producer
Peter Kelly Sound/Sound Designer
Goro Koyama Sound Editor
Robert Lantos Executive Producer
Andy Malcolm Sound Editor
Steve Munro Sound/Sound Designer
Beth Pasternak Costumes/Costume Designer
Daniel Pellerin Sound/Sound Designer
Sarah Polley Score Composer
Ross Redfern Sound/Sound Designer
Paul Sarossy Cinematographer
Susan Shipton Editor
David Dranie Taylor Sound Editor
Tony van den Akker Sound/Sound Designer
David J. Webb Associate Producer
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Scene Index

Scene Selections
0. Scene Selections
1. Head Credits [3:34]
2. Fathers And Daughters [4:02]
3. Car Wash To Schoolbus [3:19]
4. The Walkers [7:08]
5. Mitchell And Allison [1:45]
6. The Ottos [3:54]
7. Billy [3:29]
8. Grief [13:04]
9. Babysitting [8:15]
10. The Pied Piper [4:02]
11. That Morning [3:45]
12. The Spider Story [5:22]
13. Memories [4:10]
14. The Mind Is Kind [7:37]
15. Billy And Mitchell [7:21]
16. Dolores' Deposition [5:04]
17. Billy's Visit [5:14]
18. Sam And Nicole [:02]
19. Testament [4:25]
20. The Sweet Hereafter [8:32]
21. End Credits [3:40]
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Menu

Main
Play Movie
Language Selections
   Spoken Languages
   Subtitled Languages
Special Features
   Commentary With Atom Egoyan And Russell Banks
   Before And After, The Sweet Hereafter
   "the Charlie Rose Show" Interview With Atom Egoyan
   The Original Pied Piper Poem
   Isolated Music Score
   Menu Group #1 with 22 chapter(s) covering 01:52:14
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    great movie

    This movie starts strong and gets stronger and stronger as it moves along and as we find out more and more about the various people, particularly the lawyer, played by Ian Holme. Its totally character driven and so very human that its painful but very real.

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