Director Atom Egoyan's haunting adaptation of Russell Banks's novel follows a grieving mountain community in the wake of a tragic school bus accident that takes the lives of numerous local children. An ambulance-chasing lawyer arrives in town to persuade the survivors to initiate a class-action lawsuit, driving apart the once tight-knit hamlet. Meanwhile, a teen crippled in the crash must choose between mourning and moving on. Winner of the Grand Jury award at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival. Academy Award nominations: Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay.
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|Ian Holm||Mitchell Stephens|
|Caerthan Banks||Zoe Stevens|
|Sarah Polley||Nicole Burnell|
|Tom McCamus||Sam Burnel|
|Gabrielle Rose||Dolores Driscoll|
|Alberta Watson||Risa Walker|
|Paul Sarossy||Director of Photography||
|Mychael Danna||Original Music Composer||