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Jean Giono (story) and
Jean Roberts (translator: English version)
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Release Date:
11 June 1988 (Japan) See more »
The story of one shepherd's long and successful singlehanded effort to re-forest a desolate valley. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Won Oscar. Another 9 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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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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Also Known As:
"L'homme qui plantait des arbres" - Canada (original title)
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30 min
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Toni Servillo was the narrator voice for the Italian dubbed version.See more »


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One of those movies that touch lives (especially mine)!, 4 September 2005
Author: sukapesta from p-town

I watched this masterpiece on the first day of my Intro to Film class, it's one of the professor's favorites, and I can't see why it shouldn't be... For half an hour I just sat there, completely mesmerized by the beautiful animation and wonderful message of this film... In this era of Finding Nemo, Valiant, and all the 3-D overdose, watching this film is a breath of fresh air... It makes you long for the simpler days of animation, and a single frame of this particular animation is more lively and real than Pixar or Dreamworks can ever hope to achieve...

But the story... Wow... Halfway into the film, I was still sitting there, mouth agape, but then tears just started rolling down my cheeks, as corny as it may sound... Christopher Plummer's soft, grandfather-like voice (and I'm sure the French version has an equally, if not more, accomplished narrator) conveys one of the most meaningful, touching stories I've ever heard... For the first time, there's a movie that I genuinely think everyone should watch, as otherwise they'd be deprived of what may be their greatest cinematic experience ever... This is one superb, inspiring film, and it deserves every single award and nomination it has received...

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