The Tree

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  100 min.
Release Date: July 8, 2011 (limited)
DVD: October 25, 2011

Current rating: Rating: 3.67
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Cast: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Marton Csokas, Morgana Davies, Aden Young, Christian Byers, Tom Russell, Gabriel Gotting


The O'Neill family undergoes tragedy when Peter (Aden Young), the father, is killed, leaving behind his grief-stricken wife Dawn (Charlotte Gainsbourg) and their four children. Their daughter Simone (Morgana Davies), 8, refuses to believe her father is dead, insisting that he lives in the giant fig tree growing near their house and speaks to her through its leaves. When the tree grows too large, it has to be cut down, but Simone won't allow it.

Based on the novel "Our Father Who Art in the Tree" by Judy Pascoe.

Director: Julie Bertucelli
Studio: Mongrel Media
Producer(s): Laetitia Gonzalez
Screenplay: Julie Bertucelli, Elizabeth J. Mars
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  • 4 stars "Even tough the movie was done well, it felt so strict, stiff and cold. Brad Pitt's role as a father left me sad for the kids (especially for the oldest son) and his wife. They had to obey him, and his word was the rule. Not fun leaving in fear. Still loved both Brad Pitt & Sean Penn."