A Tree Of Palme details
|Starring:||Daisuke Sakaguchi, Yurika Hino, Megumi Toyoguchi, Akiko Hiramatsu, Kappei Yamaguchi|
|Genres:||Animated, World Cinema|
A Tree Of Palme
|Run time:||2 hours 16 minutes|
|Rental release:||06 Aug 2007|
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psychoBy a customer from London , 29 Dec 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]Not reaally for children, a bit to psycho and crazy. But very good done.
Tree of PalmeBy Jeepster (52 reviews) from Sheffield , 28 Aug 2010The animation art-work is excellent. As for the story; after I had finished watching it, I realised I could not make head nor tail of what it was supposed to be all about.
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Doesn't really workBy BillyBBadger from Edinburgh , 30 Oct 2009Story tries to aim for a more adult market but the too cutesy characters bring that hope to an end. Neither one thing or the other. Story OK, art OK but in the end it just did nothing for me. Not a waste of time but definitely not memorable in any way.
Beautiful animation, extremely badly executedBy a customer from London , 24 Jan 2009This was one of the most disappointing anime rentals I have had. The Japanese version of Pinocchio seemed like a rather crazy and brilliant idea for an anime and from the trailers I looked at for this film it looked to be extremely beautiful and visionary. Well prepare yourself for the biggest pile of non-sense that was very difficult film viewing throughout. As with many animes you get thrown right into a storyline but the problem is that even though you hope there will be some character development and mild explanation, there isn't and this ultimately becomes the film's biggest downfal. even though beautifully drawn the script for this film is appalling an hour and a 3/4 into the film after having endured the silliest happenings without getting any explanation as to what the purpose of them was and having to listen to characters being called moo, poo, popo and a land of lala I decided to switch off and do something more usefull with my time.
A blossoming and heartbreaking rediscovery of the longing in children's heartsBy djethelll (8 reviews) from London , 07 Mar 2008The opening shot of a woman at a window that dissolves into moving scenery below us is so Lynchian one wonders if the following story is in fact her dream; and then immediately we slip into what seems like typical Japanese animation but this is so not the case. This is the story of a robot boy made of living wood! This is Pinocchio from the dark corner. Every child we meet in this film (the young and the old) has been severely abused (usually by their own parents). Stumbling amongst them is the robot wood boy Palme who longs to be human and on this desperate search toward love (which is what makes us human and at the same time elevates us above our humaness) he evolves in himself the darkest of all human traits. Yet Palme's nose does not grow with the one and only lie he tells; his whole body eventually blossoms into full unstoppable growth!
There are sub-plots to this tale that are intriguing, but all seem to be about the search away from abuse and pain and into love. The line 'I never knew a heart could hurt so much' is what this movie portrays and then delivers us from. The set pieces are incredible and mind-blowing and come fast and furious. This is a full on adventure epic, you blink and you have to rewind to find out what just happened a second before. The editing is imaginative and lets us do some of the work, which in my opinion is never a bad thing. There are heart-breaking moments into flash-backs of damaged pasts and then glimpses into bright happier futures where we hope goodness reigns.
This is a very grown-up version of Pinocchio but one I would gladly show my children.
Palme is nothing less but so much more of the Pinocchio story that is always unfolding in our modern society where childhood seems forever shrinking and forever lost.
psychoBy a customer from London , 29 Dec 2007Not reaally for children, a bit to psycho and crazy. But very good done.
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