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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...
Life is a force of nature
11 August 2010 (France)
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Opening Weekend: $993,338
15 August 2010, Limited Release
Opening Weekend USA: $4,983,
17 July 2011, Limited Release
Gross USA: $71,158, 17 November 2011
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $2,378,574, 15 January 2012
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
loved Judy Pascoe
's book "Our Father Who Art in the Tree" but Australian producer Sue Taylor
had already bought the rights to screen it. Julie Bertucelli and her producer Yael Fogiel
decided to contact Sue Taylor and the three of them chose to make the film in partnership. See more
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
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