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The Man Who Planted Trees (L'Homme Qui Plantait Des Arbres) (1987)

The Man Who Planted Trees
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Directed by

Philippe Noiret Philippe Noiret

Written by
Jean Giono Jean Giono
Jean Roberts Jean Roberts
translator: English version


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Description: The story of Elzeard Bouffier, a solitary shepherd who repairs the ruined ecosystem of a secluded valley in Provence, southern France by singlehandedly cultivating a forest over a thirty year period. Originally a book by Jean Giono, it was adapted into an animated short by Frederic Back in 1987. ... (more)
Release date: 11 June 1988
Tags: Canada (6), Animation (6), 1980s (6), Short (5), French (3), 1987 (2), Forest (2), Drama (2), Trees (2), Family (2), WWII (2), 1988 (2), Tree (1), Sheep (1), Acorn (1), Bee (1), Oak (1), (1), WWI (1), Melodrama (1)
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"DIR: Frederick Back SUMMARY: The story of a shepherd who single-handedly reforests a desolate valley. WHY IT'S HERE: Frederick Back, one of the great animators of the modern era, submitted another masterpiece in the half hour 'The Man Who Planted Trees'. The story of a shepherd who single-handedly reforests a desolate valley, 'The Man Who Planted Trees' is a visual feast of smooth, incredible hand-rendered animation and it is perfectly married to the touching story to create one of the most "

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"Best Animated Short! Winner: The Man Who Planted Trees! Nominees: George and Rosemary Your Face"

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