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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 »
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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 »
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Best animated film EVER, period! See more (36 total) »

Cast

 

Philippe Noiret ... Narrator

Christopher Plummer ... Narrator (voice: English version)
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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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18 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Best animated film EVER, period!, 18 October 2000
Author: Larry41OnEbay-2 from Culpeper, VA USA

When we played this short as part of the annual International Tournee of Animation back in the eighties, no one was prepared for this profound masterpiece. It flowed like a river, continually being painted by French Impressionist painter Renoir. Each image moved and dissolved like sand being blown across the desert. And the seemingly deceptive story slowly evolved into a mountain of wisdom. It speaks truths that are as old as the teaching of wise old Greek philosophers. An average man meets a stranger who quietly is planting the seeds of trees. Each time they meet years have passed. We get to see how the simple good acts of one person continue to grow and bless others until finally all is good as far as the eye can see. Not just one man's backyard but a whole country is green, alive and beautiful because a single human was preoccupied with the good of all mankind! The real evidence of this stories influence are hidden in the details which I will not divulge here, instead you must see the film for yourself. And when you find it please send me a copy and like the seed planter I too will pass it along. Based on a true story this inspiring tale is as important as Shakespeare or Victor Hugo and should be released so everyone can learn these truths. If this film were required viewing in schools the world would be a better place to live. If I could buy a hundred copies on video or DVD I would give them out as Christmas gifts to everyone I know and spread the love! Excuse me now while I go out to plant another seed. Rating 10 out of 10!

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