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I am looking for a movie. It has something to do with computers. Towards the end there is a scene in a pretty nice office. One of the main characters is on the phone and there is a beautiful bonsai behind a glass in the wall. It looks as if the bonsai is in a climate controlled environment, because it was shedding leaves.

EDIT after comment: Well I saw on TV like 10 years ago. It is definitely made in the US. I think it took place on the west coast of the US. For some reason I keep on thinking it had to do with the Microsoft/Apple story. But it is not Pirates of Silicon Valley.

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Any additional information that may help to identify it? When did you see it? What country was it likely from? Feel free to add this information into your question. – Napoleon Wilson Aug 22 '13 at 20:20
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I finally found the movie. It was Antitrust from 2001. Tim Robbins' character has an office with four windowed terrariums in the wall. Each window represents a season and contains a bonsai.

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Was it Duplicity? Here's a screenshot showing the office bonsai in that movie:

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And there's a scene where he is pruning the tree, picking up needles, etc.

It's not a computer movie, but is a spy thriller with some technology components.

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no, like I said the bonsai is in a display. behind glass. The office is fairly dark, if I remember correctly. – Joseph Aug 23 '13 at 11:41

This sounds like Rising Sun starring Wesley Snipes and Sean Connery. From IMDB:

At the offices of a Japanese corporation, during a party, a woman, who's evidently a professional mistress, is found dead, apparently after some rough sex. A police detective, Web Smith is called in to investigate but before getting there, he gets a call from someone who instructs him to pick up John Connor, a former police Captain and expert on Japanese affairs. When they arrive there Web thinks that everything is obvious but Connor tells him that there's a lot more going on.

While I am not positive about the bonsai, but the rest of your description makes sense. There is a portion of the movie where they are looking at some surveillance footage from the room where the lady died, but through further investigation, they discovered there was some "photo-chopping" going on with it. This scene happened in a very "un-lit" room. Seeing as how this movie is steeped in Japanese culture, a bonsai surely could have been present in a dark room.

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No, it wasn't Rising Sun. It was a tech movie based on the west coast of the USA. – Joseph Aug 24 '13 at 8:19

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