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The Tree -- A family in mourning rediscover life with the help of a moreton bay fig.

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Director:
Writers:
Judy Pascoe (novel) and
Julie Bertuccelli (written by)
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Release Date:
11 August 2010 (France) See more »
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Life is a force of nature
Plot:
After the death of her father, an 8-year-old girl becomes convinced that he is whispering to her through the leaves of the gargantuan tree that towers over her house. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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1 win & 15 nominations See more »
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a moving and serene examination of grief, greatly acted See more (18 total) »

Cast

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Charlotte Gainsbourg ... Dawn

Morgana Davies ... Simone

Marton Csokas ... George
Christian Byers ... Tim

Tom Russell ... Lou
Gabriel Gotting ... Charlie

Aden Young ... Peter
Penne Hackforth-Jones ... Mrs Johnson
Gillian Jones ... Vonnie
Zoe Boe ... Megan Lu
Bob MacKay ... Ab
Ryan Potter ... Tree Lopper
Murray Shoring ... Council Inspector
Taren Stewart ... Lou's friend
Robert Joseph Stewart ... Lou's friend
Wencis Burns ... Lou's friend
Margaret Foote ... Mackenzie twin
Betty Cartmill ... Mackenzie twin
Patrick Boe ... Mr Lu
Arthur Dignam ... Uncle Jack
Wendy Playfair ... Aunt Harriet
Jackie Kelleher ... Aunt Jacqueline
Benita Collings ... Aunt Mary
Emma Pollock ... Child
Darius Pollock ... Child
Lukas Trotta ... Child
Maya Trotta ... Child
Noam Trotta ... Child
Alice Attal ... Child
Olive Jones-Evans ... Child
Ivy Jones-Evans ... Child
Penn Jones-Evans ... Child
Emile Daeron ... Child
Jean Gardiner-Cox ... Child
Clara Gardiner-Cox ... Child

Directed by
Julie Bertuccelli 
 
Writing credits
Judy Pascoe (novel "Our Father Who Art in the Tree")

Julie Bertuccelli  written by
Elizabeth J. Mars  first screenplay

Produced by
Antonia Barnard .... line producer
Rosemary Blight .... executive producer
Paolo Colombo .... associate producer: Dorje Film
Alberto Fanni .... co-producer: Dorje Film
Yael Fogiel .... executive producer (as Yaël Fogiel)
Yael Fogiel .... producer (as Yaël Fogiel)
Laetitia Gonzalez .... executive producer
Laetitia Gonzalez .... producer
Kent Smith .... executive producer
Sue Taylor .... executive producer
Sue Taylor .... producer
Flaminio Zadra .... associate producer: Dorje Film
 
Original Music by
Grégoire Hetzel 
 
Cinematography by
Nigel Bluck (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
François Gédigier 
 
Casting by
Nikki Barrett 
 
Production Design by
Steven Jones-Evans 
 
Art Direction by
Janie Parker 
 
Set Decoration by
Nicki Gardiner 
 
Costume Design by
Joanna Mae Park 
 
Makeup Department
Sarah Bernard .... hair stylist
Sarah Bernard .... makeup artist
Wendy De Waal .... hair designer
Wendy De Waal .... makeup designer
Emma Lucas .... hair stylist assistant
Emma Lucas .... makeup artist assistant
Anita Morgan .... additional makeup artist
Emily Petherick .... hair stylist assistant
Emily Petherick .... makeup artist assistant
 
Production Management
Johan Broutin .... production manager: France
Eric Duriez .... post-production supervisor
Varujan Gumusel .... post-production manager: LTC
Clare Shervington .... production manager: Australia
Jamie Whitfield .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Danielle Blake .... third assistant director
Scott Lovelock .... second assistant director
Chris Webb .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Katy Baker .... construction runner
Kell Bendle .... greens assistant
Joshua Black .... set finisher (as Josh Black)
Aaron Boomsha .... trade assistant
Daniel Bray .... laborer
Christopher Bruce .... senior buyer/dresser (as Chris Bruce)
Ross Cairns .... construction foreman
David Cartmill .... additional set dresser
Steven Chilcott .... brush hand
Jodie Cooper .... art department assistant
James Cox .... standby props
Daniel Cribbins .... laborer
Doug Franks .... buyer
Fiona Gough .... buyer/dresser
Rain Hart .... concept artist
Rain Hart .... storyboard artist
Alar Hordern .... greens foreman
Peter Hordern .... head greensman
Matt Jordin .... scenic artist
Matt Jordin .... standby greens
Tyson Kleesh .... laborer
Steve Leslie .... leading hand
Bill Mahoney .... trade assistant
Ross Murdoch .... construction foreman
Brian Nickless .... set designer
Andrew Pennell .... carpenter
Christian Petersen .... set dresser
John Rodney .... set painter
Marcus Smith .... construction manager
Brock Sykes .... prop maker
Jocelyn Thomas .... art department coordinator
Rod Walshe .... carpenter (as Rodney Walshe)
Susan Wiley .... art department licensing
Justine Seymour .... doll maker (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Laurent Boudaud .... sound recordist
Guerric Catala .... dialogue editor
Pascal Chauvin .... foley artist
Olivier Goinard .... sound mixer
Olivier Goinard .... sound
Alain Lévy .... adr editor (as Alain Levy)
Olivier Mauvezin .... sound recordist
Olivier Mauvezin .... sound
Antoine Mercier .... boom operator (as Antoine-Babile Mercier)
Nicolas Moreau .... sound editor
Nicolas Moreau .... sound
Pierre Picq .... adr boom operator
Maela Premel-Cabic .... sound mixing technician (as Maéla Phémel-Cabic)
Franck Tassel .... foley artist
Martin Wheeler .... additional sound editor
Sylvie Fortin .... adr editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Joe Amalfi .... special effects technician
Steve Courtney .... special effects supervisor
Brandon Hyslop .... special effects technician
Danny Metier .... special effects technician
Graham Stringer .... special effects technician
Julian Summers .... special effects technician
Harry Ward .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Simon Alberry .... i/o technical supervisor: Deluxe Australia
Luke Bubb .... matte painter: Fuel VFX
Romain Buignet .... 3d artist: Fuel VFX
Luke Cole .... pipeline research and development: Fuel VFX
Felix Crawshaw .... visual effects producer: Fuel VFX
Alana Douglas .... 3d artist: Fuel VFX
Alana Douglas .... visual effects artist
Morgan Jones .... compositor: Fuel VFX
Claudia Lecaros .... visual effects coordinator: Fuel VFX
May Lo .... i/o operator: Deluxe Australia
Owen Longstaff .... compositor: Fuel VFX
Peter Luczak .... i/o operator: Deluxe Australia
Demis Lyall-Wilson .... compositor: Fuel VFX
Gael Matchabelli .... 3d artist: Fuel VFX
Dave Morley .... visual effects supervisor: Fuel VFX
Bryn Morrow .... 3d artist: Fuel VFX
Liam Neville .... compositor: Fuel VFX
Pawel Olas .... 3d artist: Fuel VFX
Maxime Rebière .... storyboard artist: visual effects preparation
Cameron Sharp .... i/o operator: Fuel VFX
Gerard Van Ommen Kloeke .... 3d artist: Fuel VFX
Tim Walker .... lead compositor: Fuel VFX
Henry Yekanians .... i/o senior operator: Deluxe Audtralia
Aurélien Grand .... retouch and restoration (uncredited)
Kurtis Richmond .... matte painting supervisor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Lee Adamson .... stunt rigger
Holly Graham .... stunt double: Simone
Brendan Jakins .... stunt rigger
Glenn Ruehland .... stunt coordinator
Greg Skipper .... driving double: Peter
Katie Steele .... stunt double: Simone
Greg Stuart .... stunt double: Peter
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Grant Adams .... camera operator: "b" camera
Sean Aston .... key grip
Terence Boyton .... additional grip
Robbie Burr .... best boy
Leigh Christensen .... provider: film stock, Kodak
Simon Cook .... crane technician
Jac Fitzgerald .... director of photography: second unit
Greg Gilbert .... steadicam operator
Eli Golub .... crane technician
Stephen Gray .... best boy
Gillian Huxley .... electrician
Paul Johnstone .... gaffer
Alon Jones .... additional grip
Kristin Jones .... clapper loader: "b" camera
Joel Klinger .... electrician
Steve Knight .... additional grip
Damien Kwocksun .... dolly grip
Jay A. Lind .... grip
Jay Lund .... assistant grip
Russell Lyons .... additional electrician
Brett Matthews .... focus puller: "a" camera
Dan Maxwell .... first assistant camera
Ali Peck .... provider: film stock, Fuji
Polly Pierce .... clapper loader (as Polly Harrison)
Barouch Rafiq .... still photographer (as Baruck Rafic)
Paul Reddin .... additional electrician
Duncan Scott .... focus puller: "b" camera
Brydie-Lee Sheen .... video split operator
Chris Taylor .... video split operator
Stuart Trevan .... focus puller: "b" camera
 
Casting Department
Jenny Jue .... casting: USA
Danny Long .... casting associate
Johanna Ray .... casting: USA (as Joanna Ray)
Jade Tam .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Catherine Capolupo .... costume assistant
Joanne Thompson .... costume supervisor
Flip Wootten .... standby costumer (as Philippa Wootten)
 
Editorial Department
Feriel Benouarka .... post-production coordinator: LTC
Nicolas Criqui .... assistant editor: France
Olivier Fontenay .... digital intermediate colorist
Matthew T. Griffin .... digital intermediate conformer: Deluxe Australia
Thomas Jodeau .... digital intermediate technical coordinator
Sylvie Lager .... assistant editor: France
Loriane Lucas .... digital intermediate producer
Christophe Lucotte .... color grader: LTC
Eric Martin .... digital intermediate supervisor
Matthew Ozerski .... assistant editor: Australia (as Matt Ozerski)
 
Location Management
Tony Brown .... location scout
Peter Lawless .... location manager
Fred Nicolas .... location scout (as Frédéric Nicolas)
Stéphane Taillasson .... location scout
 
Music Department
René Ameline .... scoring engineer
Jean-Pierre Arquié .... music coordinator: Film Music Services (as Jean-Pierre Arquie)
Guillaume Becker .... musician: viola, Quator Voce
Jemma Burns .... music licensing: Mana Music
Raphael Chevalier .... musician: fiddle
Ronan Courty .... musician: bass
Sarah Dayan .... musician: violin, Quatuor Voce
Guillaume Dujardin .... score engineer assistant
Kévin Frobert .... score assistant
Florian Frére .... musician: cello, Quator Voce
Bernard Galbally .... music licensing: Mana Music
Grégoire Hetzel .... conductor
Grégoire Hetzel .... musician: piano
Stephen Hodge .... music recording mixer: 'To Build A Home'
Jean Lamoot .... music mixer
Jean Lamoot .... scoring engineer
Béatrice Muthelet .... musician: alto
Yan Péchin .... musician: guitar
Barouch Rafiq .... music advisor (as Baruch Rafic)
Cécile Roubin .... musician: violin, Quatuor Voce
Marie Sabbah .... score coordinator
Vincent Segal .... musician: cello
Jean-Louis Solano .... musician: guitar
Grégoire Hetzel .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Jody Hewitson .... unit driver
Gay Holmes-Brown .... driver: cast
Steve Taylor .... vehicle coordinator
Dave Window .... unit driver
 
Other crew
Elsa Amiel .... assistant to director: pre-production
Maggy Ananian-Cooper .... script translator
Paul Baker .... production runner
Christine Bayer .... tutor: French
Stephane Beissy .... production accountant: France (as Stéphane Beissy)
Cyrille Benoit .... chartered accountant: Ampehex
Martin Bertier .... coordinator: Les Films du Poisson
Jean Betts .... stand-in: Simone
Catherine Bishop .... pre-production support (as Tatts Bishop)
Anni Browning .... completion guarantor: Film Finances
Tania Carter .... animal coordinator: Cool Companions
Nathalie Choukroun-Lacoste .... Business and legal affairs
Nathalie Choukroun-Lacoste .... staff: Les Films du Poisson
Francesco Colombo .... staff: Les Films du Poisson
Nicholas Copping .... production coordinator (as Nick Copping)
Victoria Cornes .... account assistant
Phillip Crooks .... account assistant
Sybille De Prunele .... staff: Les Films du Poisson (as Sybille De Prunuelé)
Poppy Dowle .... assistant to producer
Julie Dutertre .... french subtitles by
Sophie Fabbri-Jackson .... continuity
Estelle Fialon .... staff: Les Films du Poisson
Julie Forster .... pre-production support
Eve Garnier .... attachment
Valérie Genta .... additional translator
Tony Gibbs .... insurance: HW Wood
Katie Harris .... unit nurse
Jill Hewitt .... payroll: Moneypenny Dervices (as Jill Hewlitt)
Pierre Hodgson .... script translator
Ruth Hodgson .... completion guarantor: Film Finances
Scott James .... travel agent: Showfilm
Antoine Lacomblez .... script consultant
Odile Le Clezio .... drama coach (as Odile Le Clézio)
Melani Lewis .... accommodation coordinator
Isabelle Luis .... staff: Les Films du Poisson
Jasmin Lyford .... assistant coordinator
Stuart Lynch .... production runner
Tracey Mair .... publicist
Charles Masters .... script translator
Suzanne Mathiasin .... chartered accountant: Amphex
Andrew McKenzie .... script translator
Tina McKimmie .... coordinator: Taylor Media
Bryce Menzies .... legal services: Australia
Pierre-Emmanuel Mouthuy .... legal services: France
Franck Nauvineau .... production accountant: France
Fred Nicolas .... finder: tree (as Frédéric Nicolas)
Corrine Oréal .... staff: Les Films du Poisson (as Corine Oréal)
Noble Otene .... unit assistant
Mackenzie Pamplin .... stand-in: Simone
Joan Peters .... legal services: Australia
Ryan Potter .... production runner
Penelope Robinson .... production accountant: Australia
Xavier Rocher .... staff: Les Films du Poisson
Aleisha Ross .... stand-in: Simone
Glenn Ruehland .... safety supervisor
Agnès de Sacy .... script consultant
Nathan Smith .... i/o operations liaison: Deluxe Australia
Timothy Steggall .... on-set tutor
Felicity Stoward .... production accountant: Australia
Chris Taylor .... production runner
Pauline Thibert .... tutor: French
Jan Thornton .... laboratory liaison: Deluxe Australia
Anne-Louise Trividic .... script consultant
Nathalie Vallet .... staff: Les Films du Poisson
Emily Walker .... first account assistant
Helen Watts .... pre-production support
Kathryn Westbrook .... production assistant
Graham Winter .... unit assistant
Carmen Zuniga .... staff: Les Films du Poisson
Mathilde Incerti .... press attache: France (uncredited)
Stephen Rutter .... travel manager (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Natalie Bell .... thanks
Jean-Louis Bertuccelli .... thanks
Hélène Fillières .... thanks
Meredith Garlick .... thanks
Tim Kenneston .... in memory of
Scott Meek .... thanks
 

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France:100 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
About two hundred little girls were auditioned for Simone's role and a thousand fig trees were visited before the perfect one was found.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): The film is set in Queensland, but when Tim receives his results there is talk of him going to Sydney. The majority of Queensland students would be looking at going to university in Brisbane or elsewhere in Queensland.See more »
Quotes:
Tim O'Neil:Happy families are boring anyway.See more »
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14 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
a moving and serene examination of grief, greatly acted, 17 July 2011
Author: simona gianotti from Italy

The universal theme of suffering after the abrupt death of a dear one, with the necessity for those who remain to go on with life, is here presented in a very serene way. No melodrama, no anxiety, no exaggeration in sensitivity, but solid realism, with a touch of the magic of this tree, heart of the family and of the movie. It's a movie which follows the pace and the inner development of the single characters, mainly of Dawn, the mother, and Simone, the daughter, both wonderfully interpreted by a high-talented Charlotte Gainsbourg, and by a surprisingly mature little girl. It's a movie about the need to go on, to accept the strokes of life with the force and dignity that, let me say it, sometimes only women have, with no sentimentalism, no pathetic indulgence, but with sober realism and a strong feeling for human courage. Another movie that unfortunately will not reach the great distribution, but we know that the phantasmagoric magic of Harry Potter attracts more public and brings more money than the humble magic of a fig tree. However, a truly valid picture.

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