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      How Harry Became a Tree

      2001 1 hr. 39 min. Drama List
      Reviews 62% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score A hateful farmer (Colm Meaney) manipulates his son (Cillian Murphy) in an attempt to ruin a powerful businessman (Adrian Dunbar). Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member The tale of a man who turns bitter after the death of his wife and elder son who decides to give meaning to his life by becoming enemies with the owner of the local pub and one of the most popular members of his community. A tragicomedy set in Ireland in the 1920's, though after its start, it chooses to ignore some aspects of its socio-political settings. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Audience Member There was not one likeable character in the whole movie. It has a few moments that make you chuckle a little, but otherwise it was awful. ---I've decided to revise the above review that I gave a few weeks ago. The more I think about this movie, the more I like it. It is actually quite funny even though I didn't realize it at first. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Audience Member It was very incoherent and made very little sense. By the end I was pulling my hair out...I quite liked it. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/29/08 Full Review Audience Member A stunning tale about enemies and how easy it is to get lost as a person. Meaney is amazing as always. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Audience Member One of the few irish movies that I can actually caught every word they said! I don't have a real lot to say about this one except that it's very good. I am in love with Cillian's character, how sweet and gentle he is. The story is a bit different from our age today, because there's a lot of killing and no consequences, that is the only thing i really wondered about. At the end, OH did I feel sorry for Colm Meany's character Harry. Poor man gets his house destroyed! His acting is very well done and makes the movie just a pleasure to watch! The nudity is not quite necessary though, it would make just as much sense without it. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Audience Member Goran Paskaljevic has transposed a Chinese fable to 1920s rural Ireland, where its story of consuming hatred between neighbors inevitably serves as a pungent metaphor for the Bosnian conflict, which prevented the Yugoslavian director from making the film on home soil. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis A hateful farmer (Colm Meaney) manipulates his son (Cillian Murphy) in an attempt to ruin a powerful businessman (Adrian Dunbar).
      Goran Paskaljevic
      Executive Producer
      Giovanni Stabilini, Marco Chimenz, Umberto Sambuco
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