25 June 2010


These are scenes from The Sweet Hereafter, an awarded film directed by Atom Egoyan (1997, Canada). The film is based on the novel (of the same title) by Russell Banks (1991).
The story is simple and heartbreaking. A school bus from a small American town runs into an accident, as a result of which almost all the town's children die. The accident is not in the focus as much as the aftermath, the impact it had on the town.
And indeed, Hameln, too, must have become... strange and new.

Where waters gushed and fruit-trees grew,
And flowers put forth a fairer hue,
And everything was strange and new

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