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by Olivier Ducastel, Jacques Martineau


The story of Frédéric, who grows trees and has been harbouring a secret for almost 60 years. Only his wife and eldest son know the truth about his past. The death of his son – with whom Frédéric had a difficult relationship – leads him to finally reveal his secret to his close relations. At the age of 20, Frédéric was deported by the Nazis and imprisoned in the Schirmeck concentration camp, in the Vosges, for homosexuality. After the war, he got married, hoping to bury this story forever.

international title: Family Tree
original title: L'Arbre et la forêt
country: France
sales agent: Films Distribution
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Olivier Ducastel, Jacques Martineau
release date: FR 21/04/2010
screenplay: Olivier Ducastel, Jacques Martineau
cast: Guy Marchand, Françoise Fabian, Yannick Renier, Sabrina Seyvecou, François Négret, Catherine Mouchet, Jacques Bonnaffé, Sandrine Dumas, Laetitia Casta
cinematography by: Matthieu Poirot-Delpech
film editing: Mathilde Muyard
art director: Dorian Maloine
costumes designer: Élisabeth Méhu
producer: Gilles Sandoz, Kristina Larsen
production: Maïa Cinéma, Les Films du Lendemain
backing: Centre National de la Cinématographie (CNC), Ile de France, région Centre, Canal +, Ciné Cinéma
distributor: Ad Vitam


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