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The Man Who Planted Trees (1987)

L'homme qui plantait des arbres (original title)
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The story of a shepherd's single handed quest to re-forest a barren valley.

Director:

Frédéric Back

Writers:

Jean Giono (story), Jean Roberts (translator: English version)
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 9 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Philippe Noiret ... Narrator (voice)
Christopher Plummer ... Narrator (voice)
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This film tells the story of a shepherd who repairs the ruined ecosystem of a secluded valley by single-handedly cultivating a forest over a thirty year period. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Christopher Plummer was the narrator voice for the English dubbed version. See more »

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Flashback scenes of an abandoned Roman Village's self-destruction cut from most versions. See more »

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Possibly the most beautiful story ever written.
4 March 2002 | by kerkevikSee all my reviews

Possibly the most beautiful story ever written. Utter perfection in it's simplicity. Sheer poetry to rival the greatest of all bards. The author should receive a special oscar for giving this peaceful, wonderful tale to the world. If it were out on video I would purchase it in French and English. No ecological group could argue any better for what mankind can be capable of, but so often finds itself lacking.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

French

Release Date:

11 June 1988 (Japan) See more »

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