The Tree

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The Tree

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The Tree

Release Date: March 03, 2010

Year    :   2010
Slogan    :   «Life is a force of nature»
Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Les Films du Poisson, Taylor Media, Screen Australia, WDR/Arte, Tatfilm Produktionsges. mbH, Dorje Film, La Pacte, Memento Films International, Screen Queensland, Screen NSW, Coficup 2, Backup Media, Goalpost Pictures, Kojo Pictures, Canal+, ARTE France Cinéma
Director    :   Julie Bertuccelli
Producers    :   Kent Smith, Nikki Barrett, Alberto Fanni, Flaminio Zadra, Sue Taylor, Rosemary Blight, Antonia Barnard, Yaël Fogiel, Laetitia Gonzalez, Paolo Colombo
Writers    :   Julie Bertuccelli, Judy Pascoe, Elizabeth J. Mars
RunTime    :   100 mins.

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 it.

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