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The Christmas Tree (1969)
"L'arbre de Noël" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  25 September 1969 (USA)
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Since the death of his mother, Pascal, ten years old, spends his holidays with his father, the rich Laurent Segur. One day, when diving near the shores of Corse, an aircraft falls into the ... See full summary »

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Laurent Ségur
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Catherine Graziani
Bourvil ...
Verdun
Madeleine Damien ...
Marinette
Mario Feliciani ...
Le docteur
Friedrich von Ledebur ...
Vernet (as Friedrich Ledebur)
Georges Douking ...
L'animalier (as Douking)
Michel Thomass ...
L'ami corse
Jean-Pierre Castaldi ...
Le motard de la gendarmerie
Yves Barsacq ...
Charlie le breton - le pompiste
France Daunic ...
La monitrice
Brook Fuller ...
Pascal Ségur
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Since the death of his mother, Pascal, ten years old, spends his holidays with his father, the rich Laurent Segur. One day, when diving near the shores of Corse, an aircraft falls into the sea. The holiday goes on happily with Catherine, the young and pretty girlfriend of Laurent. But soon blue marks appear on the face of Pascal. He has been contaminated by a nuclear weapon carried by the destroyed plane, and he won't survive more than six months. There is nothing Laurent can do, except give his son the best six months he has ever lived. Written by Christophe Tronche <tronche@lri.fr>

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25 September 1969 (USA)  »

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A movie just as it's described

There is nothing bad about this movie, it is typical of the time it was made. I cannot imagine anyone who knows the plot and then decided to watch could expect or want anything else than that which was shown. Obviously some critics have issues. I wonder if they saw it v.o. or dubbed into English. All film d'époque are OTT and nothing is so subtle that any child could not understand it. This is not an intellectual adult movie, anyone who cannot see why actors did the movie should at least have the courage to ask before accusing them. There are also more messages (social and political criticism) than meet the eye and in this respect it is certainly more daring than the less subtle similar criticism Spielberg tried to shove into War of the Worlds which obliviously passed a hundred miles above the heads of the people it was directed at.


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