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Blessed Stranger: After Flight 111 (2000)

The mother of one of the victims of the crash of Swissair flight 111 meets, in Nova Scotia, with one of the fishermen who assisted with the rescue mission.

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Kate O'Rourke
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Everett Barkhouse
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Sandy Martel (as Stacey Smith)
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Cheryl Barkhouse
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Emma O'Rourke
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Earl Barkhouse
Martha Irving ...
Donna Rafuse
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Vern Rafuse
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Bruno Mettler
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Wendell Gillis
Mauralea Austin ...
Brenda Gillis
Bill MacDonald ...
Elliot
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Renee
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Dr. Butt
Adrien Dixon ...
Davey Barkhouse (as Adrian Dixon)
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The mother of one of the victims of the crash of Swissair flight 111 meets, in Nova Scotia, with one of the fishermen who assisted with the rescue mission.

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17 October 2000 (Canada)  »

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A Tragédia do Vôo 111  »

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Kate O'Rourke: Just forget it. God, I hate this place. I hate all this weeping, the sad smiles, everybody standing around trying to pretend there's some meaning in any of this. This is bullshit.
Sandy Martel: Kate, why don't we go back to Donna's and...?
Kate O'Rourke: No, we're not having any more tea, we're not having any more cake. And if anybody uses the word "closure" to me one more time, I will scream.
Sandy Martel: I'm sorry, I just thought...
Kate O'Rourke: Why should you be sorry? You didn't organize this kitsch performance.
Father Bell: She's just trying to help you, ...
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Can you respect a film?
22 February 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This movie tackled closure, which is probably the hardest part of grieving, especially after a disaster. I will never again be able to watch a disaster on the news, without thinking about this film. Much of the film deals with the trauma experienced by families of the victims. Even though it followed the grief of just one of the families, you just new that it represented all of them. We also see the heart wrenching effect it had on one of the fishermen and his family, and once again can sense the effect that it had on the whole community. But by involving the residents, rescuers, medical examiners, and even the media, it broke away from the usual corny disaster movies. If this had been Crowe and Winslett I don't think I would have respected it so much. Not knowing any of the actors helped me appreciate it more. I just couldn't see Nelligan worrying about her makeup or hair. I thought Thomson must have been a fisherman before turning to acting. I really respect this film. Everyone involved should be proud of it.


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