Special thanks to listener Ali who commissioned this podcast through our Subbable subscription system! Jim and A.Ron check out the award winning 1997 film, “The Sweet Hereafter”, which is based on the novel of the same name by author Russell Banks, and is directed by Canadian filmmaker Atom Egoyan. It stars Ian Holm (Lord of the Rings, Alien, Fifth Element) and Bruce Greenwood (Thirteen Days, Star Trek, Capote) among others.
It is an extraordinary film, quiet with sadness and desperation, set in a small Canadian town that has recently suffered a tragic blow when a school bus accident claims the lives of several children. When a lawyer steps forward to offer justice and compensation to the mourning residents, he meets varying levels of cooperation and resistance. We hope you enjoy our take, and thanks again Ali!