I watched The Sweet Hereafter over the weekend. I quite liked it. The scenery was cold and beautiful. The characters were subtle and interesting. In both those aspects, it reminded me of The Shipping News which I just loved. I really liked how it twisted in the tale of the Pied Piper throughout the film.
I think this film is gonna haunt me (in a good way) for a while. I may have to pick up the book someday soon.