About

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...

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Directed by

Atom Egoyan

Written by

Atom Egoyan (Screenplay)
Russell Banks (Novel)

Runtime

112 minutes

Country

Canada

Language

English

Tagline

There is no such thing as the simple truth.

Cast

Keywords

small town school bus village independent film canada paralysis tragedy car accident inspired by true events lawyer suffering british columbia

Photos

Lists

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

#766 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Director

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published