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A comic tale of the great lengths a passionate gardener will go to in order to save his dying plant.


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A comic tale of the great lengths a passionate gardener will go to in order to save his dying plant.

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It's a matter of Life or Death


Comedy | Drama | Short





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January 2001 (Australia)  »

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Sam Worthington won the Best Actor Award at the 2001 Tropfest Filmfestival for his role in this film. See more »

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