The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
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I enjoyed the movie. Good actors, good direction. A lot of layered subtle character tension. It was slow, but I don't need shootings or car chases to be entertained. Nice watching this movie when it's 90 degrees outside. Sarah Polley did all the vocals for the songs: nice voice. Great movie with a 5 million dollar budget.
Atom Egoyan's quiet and tragic story is wonderfully and subtly acted, and chilling in a way that only the Canadian landscape can be.
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This movie ranks #3 in Top 100 Canadian Films
This movie ranks #37 in Cannes Film Festival - Grand Prix
This movie ranks #313 in Harvard University's Suggested Film Viewing List: Narrative Films (2012)
This movie ranks #628 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
This movie ranks #803 in They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?
This movie ranks #849 in NY Times' The Essential 1,000 Films to See
This movie ranks #872 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
This movie ranks #913 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die