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''The Man Who Planted Trees'' (L'homme qui plantait des arbres) is a [[UsefulNotes/TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation 1987]] Canadian 30 minute short film directed by Frédéric Back, and [[AnimatedAdaptation based on]] the short story by Jean Giono. It tells the story of Elzeard Bouffier, a humble shepherd who single-handedly revitalizes a desolate Alpine valley by [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin planting trees]]. The film was dubbed in both French and English, respectively narrated by Philippe Noiret and Creator/ChristopherPlummer.

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''The Man Who Planted Trees'' (L'homme qui plantait des arbres) is a [[UsefulNotes/TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation 1987]] Canadian 30 minute short film directed by Frédéric Back, and [[AnimatedAdaptation based on]] the short story by Jean Giono. It tells the story of Elzeard Bouffier, a humble shepherd who single-handedly revitalizes a desolate Alpine valley by [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin planting trees]]. The film was dubbed in both French and English, respectively narrated by Philippe Noiret Creator/PhilippeNoiret and Creator/ChristopherPlummer.


See it [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_7yEPNUXsU here.]]

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See it [[https://www.[[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=v_7yEPNUXsU com/watch?v=PYlsIZXCQa4 in English here.]]


* BadassGrandpa: Elzeard is of the pacifist variety.


''The Man Who Planted Trees'' (L'homme qui plantait des arbres) is a [[UsefulNotes/TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation 1987]] Canadian 30 minute short film directed by Frédéric Back, and based on the short story by Jean Giono. It tells the story of Elzeard Bouffier, a humble shepherd who single-handedly revitalizes a desolate Alpine valley by [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin planting trees]]. The film was dubbed in both French and English, respectively narrated by Philippe Noiret and Creator/ChristopherPlummer.

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''The Man Who Planted Trees'' (L'homme qui plantait des arbres) is a [[UsefulNotes/TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation 1987]] Canadian 30 minute short film directed by Frédéric Back, and [[AnimatedAdaptation based on on]] the short story by Jean Giono. It tells the story of Elzeard Bouffier, a humble shepherd who single-handedly revitalizes a desolate Alpine valley by [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin planting trees]]. The film was dubbed in both French and English, respectively narrated by Philippe Noiret and Creator/ChristopherPlummer.



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''The Man Who Planted Trees'' (L'homme qui plantait des arbres) is a [[TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation 1987]] Canadian 30 minute short film directed by Frédéric Back, and based on the short story by Jean Giono. It tells the story of Elzeard Bouffier, a humble shepherd who single-handedly revitalizes a desolate Alpine valley by [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin planting trees]]. The film was dubbed in both French and English, respectively narrated by Philippe Noiret and ChristopherPlummer.

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''The Man Who Planted Trees'' (L'homme qui plantait des arbres) is a [[TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation [[UsefulNotes/TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation 1987]] Canadian 30 minute short film directed by Frédéric Back, and based on the short story by Jean Giono. It tells the story of Elzeard Bouffier, a humble shepherd who single-handedly revitalizes a desolate Alpine valley by [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin planting trees]]. The film was dubbed in both French and English, respectively narrated by Philippe Noiret and ChristopherPlummer.
Creator/ChristopherPlummer.


* SanitySlippage: A vivid description is presented on how the people in the area pre-forestation went mad because of the constant wind, [[AxeCrazy resulting in murder]].

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* SanitySlippage: A vivid description is presented on how the people in the area pre-forestation went mad because of the constant wind, [[AxeCrazy [[AxCrazy resulting in murder]].murder.]]
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* TheQuietOne: Elzeard speaks very seldom, inspiring others to contemplate nature in silence. It is stated that he became so silent that he "lost the habit of speech".


* BadassGrandpa: Elzeard is of the pecifist variety.

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* BadassGrandpa: Elzeard is of the pecifist pacifist variety.


* SanitySlippage: A vivid description is presented on how the people in the area pre-forestation went mad because of the constant wind, [AxeCrazy resulting in murder]].

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* SanitySlippage: A vivid description is presented on how the people in the area pre-forestation went mad because of the constant wind, [AxeCrazy [[AxeCrazy resulting in murder]].


* BadassGrandpa: Elzeard is of the pecifist variety.
* ButForMeItWasTuesday: ''Two world wars'' pass by, and Elzeard barely notices them.
* CameraAbuse: Animated example. Occurs when an AxeCrazy guy mows down another person, splattering the whole screen with blood.
* CrapsackWorld: The alpine area of southern France the first time the Narrator set foot there. The villagers (who had cut down most of the previous forest because of charcoal burning) were at eachother´s throats, hating eachother.
---> Even the most solid people crack under such conditions.
* {{Determinator}}: Elzeard has a will to carry on in spite over every obstacle coming in his way.



* NatureLover: Elzeard Bouffier, the title character.

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* DarkAndTroubledPast: Elzeard had lost his wife and son before he retired to the mountains.
* NatureLover: Elzeard Bouffier, the title character.character.
* SanitySlippage: A vivid description is presented on how the people in the area pre-forestation went mad because of the constant wind, [AxeCrazy resulting in murder]].


The film won the 1988 AcademyAward for best animated short film.

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The film won the 1988 AcademyAward UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for best animated short film.


The film won the 1988 AcademyAward for best animated short film, and it holds number 44 on The50GreatestCartoons list.

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The film won the 1988 AcademyAward for best animated short film, and it holds number 44 on The50GreatestCartoons list.
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