By Hamet Oumar LY


Drama - Development 2012

An african tale relative to sustainable development.

    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • FRANCE
    • Languages
    • FRENCH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Hamet Oumar LY
    • Writer(s)
    • Hamet Oumar LY
    • Producer(s)
    • Alain L'EVEILLE (prod2demain), Hamet Oumar LY (Studio HOLPAC)
    • Synopsis
    • Somewhere in Africa, in a remote province lives a wicked king. He is feared not only by his family but also by the inhabitants. His deepest desire is to finally have a son, for all the children his wives have given him are all female. One night, he is announced that his first wife he had is pregnant with a boy. In exchange of this happy event, he should be more humane and merciful to the people of this province.
      One evening, while the province is in full celebration, the woman remained in the room flees into the forest in the pouring rain. The province is alarmed by his disappearance. The King's army starts searching for her. Tired because her pregnancy, the woman finally gives birth to a boy in the forest and then hides him in a tree before resuming flight. But she will not get very far. A few hours later, the army of King discovered his body covered with mud and leaves of trees.
      But they could not find the child, which brings the King completely out of it.
      It's an old lady, living near the forest, who found the child the day after the tragedy and decided to call him Mr. TREE, given its history tied to this tree. The old woman looks after her son for years, until it reaches the age of 25.
      One morning, because of their negligence, a lumberjack and a coal caused a huge fire in the forest and this will cause the death of the old woman. The fire has destroyed the forest which was one of the main resources of the inhabitants of the province. Mr. TREE is furious and decides take revenge against those who not only killed the forest but also her adoptive mother.
      In a bistro in Europe, a man is watching the Breaking News: “manhunt against the "Avenger of nature" in Africa” It’s David Jone MALEYERE, a great lawyer retired from the bench following the tragedy of the murder of his family. He decides to depart to Africa in search of Mr TREE.
      At the meeting of the two, a strong friendship and complicity is created, so the biggest trial of Nature against mankind begins ...
    • Partners & financing
    • Partners required
    • Production schedule
    • Shooting end of 2011 early 2012
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