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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. 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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This film was made with over five thousand hand made drawings and took five years to complete. 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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beautiful, on film or video
7 February 2001 | by chromoSee all my reviews

"the man who planted trees" stunned me. it's been a long time since i cried with joy for an idea ... a very deep, satisfying spiritual experience.

i've wanted to see this movie since i read that TAKAHATA isao -- co-founder of studio ghibli, director of "grave of the fireflies," producer of MIYAZAKI hayao's works "nausicaa of the valley of wind" and "laputa: castle in the sky" -- takahata wrote a book about "the man who planted trees," he was so moved by it.

i'm not associated with them, but i think "direct cinema limited" distributes the video in the united states.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

French

Release Date:

11 June 1988 (Japan) See more »

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