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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:
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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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Also Known As:
"L'homme qui plantait des arbres" - Canada (original title)
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Runtime:
30 min
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Trivia:
Jean Giono, the author of the short story upon which the movie is based, wrote the story after American editors in 1953 asked him to write a few pages about an unforgettable character. They intended him to write about a real unforgettable character, but he created the fictional Elezeard Bouffier. When the editors objected that no Bouffier had died in Banon, he donated the story to all humanity. It was soon after published by Vogue in 1954. Many people have assumed that Bouffier is a real person.See more »

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22 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Pure magic, 3 March 2004
Author: Islandia from Reykjavík, Iceland

The first time I saw this film I sat in front of the TV and watched it like I had been hypnotized. The animation technique and the colours are breathtaking and I really, really wish I had seen it on the big screen. I'm sure the experience would have been sublime.

This is the kind if film that leaves the viewer (unless she/he is totally insensitive) full of awe and wonder at the determination shown by the protagonist, who, in the course of a lifetime, plants a forest.

Whether you view it as a simple and beautiful story about planting trees and loving nature, or as a fable with a deeper meaning, this film is absolutely wonderful.

I would buy it in a heartbeat if it ever came out on DVD.

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