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The Christmas Tree (1969)

L'arbre de Noël (original title)
Since the death of his mother, Pascal, ten years old, spends his holidays with his father, the rich Laurent Segur. One day, when diving near the shores of Corse, an aircraft falls into the ... See full summary »

Director:

Terence Young

Writers:

Michel Bataille (novel), Terence Young
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
William Holden ... Laurent Ségur
Virna Lisi ... Catherine Graziani
Bourvil ... Verdun
Madeleine Damien Madeleine Damien ... Marinette
Mario Feliciani ... Le docteur
Friedrich von Ledebur ... Vernet (as Friedrich Ledebur)
Georges Douking ... L'animalier (as Douking)
Michel Thomass Michel Thomass ... L'ami corse
Jean-Pierre Castaldi Jean-Pierre Castaldi ... Le motard de la gendarmerie
Yves Barsacq Yves Barsacq ... Charlie le breton - le pompiste
France Daunic France Daunic ... La monitrice
Brook Fuller Brook Fuller ... Pascal Ségur
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Since the death of his mother, Pascal, ten years old, spends his holidays with his father, the rich Laurent Segur. One day, when diving near the shores of Corse, an aircraft falls into the sea. The holiday goes on happily with Catherine, the young and pretty girlfriend of Laurent. But soon blue marks appear on the face of Pascal. He has been contaminated by a nuclear weapon carried by the destroyed plane, and he won't survive more than six months. There is nothing Laurent can do, except give his son the best six months he has ever lived. Written by Christophe Tronche <tronche@lri.fr>

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"The Christmas Tree" is an Extraordinary Love Story...An Adventure That Could Have Happened Only in This Place In This Time. When a Lifetime Doesn't Take Too Many Years See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

25 September 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

When Wolves Cry See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$813,700
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In the Italian-dubbed version, the name of the kid is "Marcel" instead of "Pascal". See more »

Connections

Referenced in Demon Queen (1987) See more »

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Still up to date ,to see even if you don't like to cry .
19 May 2003 | by HeimdallavSee all my reviews

I red the book when I was 11 and wanted to see the film . I liked it the same . Now I am 35 and I still like to see it sometimes . It's a good analysis of the characters . What would you do if a person you love very much have to die en six month . Bourvil is my favourite actor and it is one of his best role .


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