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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 9 wins & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Words do not adequately do this justice, but I will try. See more (38 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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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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16 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Words do not adequately do this justice, but I will try., 3 October 2002

Where do I begin with this comment? I could echo other commenters and describe the plot, which in no way will detract from the films' impact on a first-time viewer. Or I could talk about the absolutely breathtaking animation, the beautiful backgrounds and incredible detail that make this one of the most visually arresting pieces-animated or live-action-I have ever seen or ever expect to see in my life. I could mention that Christopher Plummer's narration rings perfectly, blending with the animation so seamlessly as to make a whole vastly greater than its already stellar parts. I could mention that this wonder is, at least in the U.S., shamefully out of print, unless I've missed it somewhere and I wonder why some organization interested in environmental concerns hasn't pushed for it to be in print, because it says what they say so eloquently that their point would be easy to make. I could mention that it deservedly won the Academy Award for Animated Short and was selected as one of the fifty greatest animated shorts of all time in a poll of animators and film historians several years ago. But I guess what I'll do is just state the obvious: I love this short, think it should be widely available and wish it were being shown in schools across the world. Frederic Back is a supremely talented man and far too neglected. This may be his crowning achievement and, by itself, would justify his entire life in the sight of mankind, the universe and his creator and I thank him and everyone involved in this splendid work. You have to see this film!!! Most joyously recommended.

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