The O'Neills lived happily in their house in the Australian countryside. That was until one day fate struck blindly, taking the life of Peter, the father, leaving his grief-stricken wife Dawn alone with their four children. Among them, eight-year-old Simone denies this reality. She is persuaded that her father still lives in the giant fig tree growing near their house and speaks to her through its leaves. But the tree becomes more and more invasive and threatens the house. It must be felled. Of course, Simone won't allow... Written by
Life is a force of nature
11 August 2010 (France)
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Opening Weekend: $993,338
(15 August 2010)
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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No competent tradesman in Australia would pull a tree branch out of a house in the manner shown. Sections inside the house would be trimmed with a chainsaw, before the main branch outside is removed. See more
Happy families are boring anyway.
"No animals or trees were harmed while filming" See more
Written by C. Dyers/ M. Dyers/ A. Mason
Performed by The Slippers See more