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A Tree of Palme (2002)

Parumu no ki (original title)
Palme is a puppet created by a man for his sickly wife. After her death, Palme becomes paralyzed with sorrow until he happens to cross paths with a woman being pursued who asks him to ... See full summary »

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Takashi Nakamura
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Cast

Credited cast:
Akiko Hiramatsu ... Palme
Megumi Toyoguchi Megumi Toyoguchi ... Popo
Daisuke Sakaguchi ... Shatta
Yurika Hino Yurika Hino ... Koram
Kappei Yamaguchi ... Roualt
Motomu Kiyokawa Motomu Kiyokawa ... Fou
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rikako Aikawa Rikako Aikawa ... Barron
Christine M. Auten ... Soma (Female) (voice)
Chris Ayres ... Sawadust (voice)
Jessica Boone ... Popo (voice)
David Born ... Hota (voice)
Luci Christian ... Darumaya (voice)
Michael Coleman ... Roualt (voice)
Tyler Galindo Tyler Galindo ... Hat (voice)
Tiffany Grant ... Pu (voice)
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Palme is a puppet created by a man for his sickly wife. After her death, Palme becomes paralyzed with sorrow until he happens to cross paths with a woman being pursued who asks him to deliver something precious to a sacred place called Tama. Written by Jarshua

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

16 March 2002 (Japan) See more »

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Wonderful in its own right.
14 August 2008 | by mini_axe_masterSee all my reviews

I recently bought 'A Tree of Palme' as I was interested in the idea that it was an adaptation of the Pinocchio story. It was amazing to watch with beautiful animation and music. I enjoyed it because even though Palme (a mechanical puppet) does not achieve his ultimate goal in the film it still leaves you with a sense of fulfilment.

I must say after reading many peoples reviews of it and continuously comparing it with the works of myazaki and 'Akira' it highlighted to me that point that it is a difficult film to grasp. I think its a shame that people aren't open to new ideas and interpretations and are forever putting something that is genuinely brilliant down just because its not revolutionary or a big box office grosser.

It is a film that opens your eyes to that world but only if you care to look.


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