The Man Who Planted Trees

"The Man Who Planted Trees" is a 1987 Canadian short animated film directed by Frédéric Back. It is based on Jean Giono's 1953 novel "The Man Who Planted Trees". This 30-minute film was distributed in two versions, French and English, narrated respectively by actors Philippe Noiret and Christopher Plummer, and produced by Radio-Canada.

It tells the story of one shepherd's long and successful singlehanded effort to re-forest a desolate valley in the foothills of the Alps in Provence throughout the first half of the 20th century.

Director(s): Frédéric Back
Script: Jean Giono, Jean Roberts
Production: Frédéric Back, Societe Radio-Canada, Hubert Tison
Music: Normand Roger
Actors: Philippe Noiret, Christopher Plummer
Year: 1987
Duration: 30 min
Language (audio): French, English
Country of origin: Canada
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Main topic(s): Human Potential
Secondary topics: forest
Mentions: Animationsfilm Bäume Ahorn Schäfer Wald Aufforstung Vintage
Topic Page(s): Positive Films

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