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The Olive Tree (2016)

El olivo (original title)
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A girl, her uncle and a friend start an emotional travel to recover a family tree.

Director:

Icíar Bollaín (as Iciar Bollain)

Writer:

Paul Laverty (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Castillo ... Alma
Javier Gutiérrez ... Alcachofa
Pep Ambròs Pep Ambròs ... Rafa
Manuel Cucala Manuel Cucala ... Ramón
Miguel Angel Aladren Miguel Angel Aladren ... Luis (as Miguel Ángel Aladren)
Carme Pla Carme Pla ... Vanessa
Ana Isabel Mena Ana Isabel Mena ... Sole
María Romero María Romero ... Wiki
Paula Usero Paula Usero ... Adelle
Janina Agnes Schröder Janina Agnes Schröder ... Sophie
Cris Blanco Cris Blanco ... Estrella
Paco Manzanedo Paco Manzanedo ... Nelson
Inés Ruiz Inés Ruiz ... Alma 8 años
Aina Requena Aina Requena ... Madre de Alma
Pia Stutzenstein ... Kristin
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Storyline

Alma is a young girl with emotional problems and a special relationship with her grandfather Ramón, an old country man who stopped talking about 12 years ago after his son, Alma's father, sold a 2000-years-old olive tree in order to open a restaurant. Dominated by the sadness and the melancholia by the loss of his most beloved tree, Ramon spends his days visiting the place where the olive tree was planted, hoping the day the tree returns. Unable to bear the situation any longer, Alma looking for the olive tree, discovering that it was acquired by a Germany's energy company located in Dusseldorf. Without money or resources, Alma convinces her uncle Alcachofa and her friend Rafa (who has a love interest for her) to go in a truck from Spain to Germany to recover the tree, starting a travel with unexpected consequences for everyone... Written by Chockys

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There Is a Land With a Soul. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Spain | Germany

Language:

Spanish | German | English | French

Release Date:

6 May 2016 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

A Oliveira do Meu Avô See more »

Filming Locations:

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Budget:

€4,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€375,432 (Spain), 6 May 2016, Limited Release
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Paul Laverty got the idea for the movie after reading a newspaper article about the selling of Spanish ancient trees to Europe or Asia for decorative reasons. He mulled over it for a decade before actually writing it. See more »

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Seeking further than us messurements
12 March 2019 | by beatrizeaSee all my reviews

We messure the age of the world through our 10 ephimeral fingers. But there are 2000-years-olive-trees that can remind us that maybe, this time, we can try it again and "count" the value of life much better.


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