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Director:
Writers:
Jean Giono (story) and
Jean Roberts (translator: English version)
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Release Date:
11 June 1988 (Japan) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
The story of one shepherd's long and successful singlehanded effort to re-forest a desolate valley. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 8 wins & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Should be a classic See more (36 total) »

Cast

 

Philippe Noiret ... Narrator

Christopher Plummer ... Narrator (voice: English version)

Directed by
Frédéric Back 
 
Writing credits
Jean Giono (story)

Jean Roberts  translator: English version

Produced by
Frédéric Back .... producer
Hubert Tison .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Normand Roger 
 
Film Editing by
Norbert Pickering 
 
Art Department
Frédéric Back .... designer
 
Sound Department
Michel Descombes .... sound re-recording mixer
André Gagnon .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Claude Lapierre .... animation camera operator
Jean Robillard .... animation camera operator
 
Animation Department
Frédéric Back .... animator
Lina Gagnon .... assistant animator
 
Music Department
Hervé Bibeau .... music recordist (as Hervé J. Bibeau)
Denis L. Chartrand .... music assistant
 
Other crew
Léo Faucher .... quality control
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"L'homme qui plantait des arbres" - Canada (original title)
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Runtime:
30 min
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Christopher Plummer was the narrator voice for the English dubbed version.See more »

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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Should be a classic, 9 May 2006
Author: intheaudience from United States

I can't remember the last time I was so moved by an animated film. It is truly a work of art, lyrical, and inspired. The story is a very nice parable, but the way it was told by the artist here is incredibly moving. Many years of work (eight?)by the team of animators headed by Frederick Back created this 30-minute film. Only the loving product of the heart and of the right brain could yield art like this. Christopher Plummer's voice evokes the wise elder of the film's subject, and the music provides a background that blends well with the gentle crayon and charcoal drawings that form this work, but it is the drawings that are the centerpiece, in my opinion, although some might say it was the story. The work moved me to tears without any of the manipulation of most modern films. I could imagine children and teenagers being inspired and moved by this, also, and I think it should be shown to all children. I echo other viewers' recommendation that this would make a wonderful gift for someone you love, at any age.

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