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Leaves of the Tree (2016)

A dying man struggles to discover the secret of a mystical tree's healing leaves.

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Patrick
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Sweetness
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Joe Buffa
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Doctor Ferramonti
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Hank
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Old Ferramonti
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Roberta Ryan
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Danielle (as Sarah Sebastiana)
Gaetano Sciortino ...
Don Pedro
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Don Diego
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Father John Callahan
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Nun
Colin Walker ...
Lord William
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Doctor Nathan
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Tom Max
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Patrick Messina, a once powerful patent lawyer thrown off track by a life threatening disease, is pushed out of his firm. At a meeting with his last client, Patrick encounters a doctor from rural Sicily who has discovered a "cure all" medicine made from the leaves of a centuries old Olive tree. Patrick's journey to identify the source of the tree's power uncovers a profound truth: Is it science or a secret from ancient scripture? Past, present and future intersect through the ongoing struggle of doubt, belief and faith for all that come in contact with what may or may not be a symbol of life. Written by David J. Healey Executive Producer

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There is a line between humanity and divinity....


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Rated PG for some thematic and suggestive material. | See all certifications »
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24 October 2016 (USA)  »

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Sean Young and Armand Assante previously starred together in Fatal Instinct (1993). See more »

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An independent film in a category of its own
15 October 2015 | by See all my reviews

This film moved me. Everything, from the setting to the casting to the story, fits together in a way that I would expect from a Hollywood blockbuster. I felt the characters transform as I saw them on the screen. And how could they not? Sicily proves a hidden gem that brings the characters--and this film--to life in a vibrant, spiritual way.

The story moves with excellent pace and plenty of intrigue. I found myself glued to the screen, curious about what would happen next. Veterans like Eric Roberts, Armand Assante, and Sean Young all give brilliant performances, and the lesser-known members of the cast deliver with equal force. The movie promises to be a spiritual tale about transformation, and it fulfills that promise in ways I never expected.


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