A Tree of Palme (movie)

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©2001 Takashi Nakamura/GENCO • Palme Production Committee


Alternative title:
Arbre de Palme (French)
Palme no Ki (Japanese)
Pochti Chelovek (Russian)
Почти Человек (Russian)
パルムの樹 (Japanese)
Genres: adventure, drama, fantasy
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: Palme is a puppet created by a man to care for his sickly wife. After her death Palme becomes paralyzed with sorrow, that is, until a woman being pursed happens to cross paths with Palme and his creator and ask them to deliver something precious to a sacred place called Tama. Palme, mistaking her for his master's late wife, accepts the request. This becomes his first step to becoming more human in order to understand his own feelings.
User Ratings: 186 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 5 votes (sub:2, dub:2, others:1
1 Russian subtitled
)
 Excellent: 28 votes (sub:18, dub:9, others:1
1 Russian subtitled
)
 Very good: 35 votes (sub:18, dub:16, raw:1)
 Good: 38 votes (sub:21, dub:16, others:1
1 French subtitled
)
 Decent: 35 votes (sub:23, dub:9, ?:1, others:2
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Chinese Mandarin subtitled
)
 So-so: 21 votes (sub:14, dub:6, others:1
1 Russian dubbed
)
 Not really good: 11 votes (sub:10, dub:1)
 Weak: 7 votes (dub:5, sub:2)
 Bad: 4 votes (sub:3, dub:1)
 Awful: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Worst ever: 1 vote (sub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 298 users, rank: #2711 (of 8359)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.651 (Good−), std. dev.: 1.9181, rank: #4416 (of 8450)
Weighted mean: 6.632 (Good−), rank: #4392 (of 8450) (seen all: 6.60 / seen some: 7.97 / won't finish: 9.00)
Bayesian estimate: 6.681 (Good−), rank: #3938 (of 6450)
Running time: 136 minutes
Vintage:
2001
2007-10-06 (Mexico - Canal 22)
Premiere date:
2004-01-17 (Italy - Future Film Festival)
Ending Theme:
"Sora no Aosa" by Akino Arai
Links: We have 1
Review:
A Tree of Palme DVD (Mar 6, 2005)
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DVD (Region 1)
    A Tree of Palme (DVD) 2005-03-08
    My Beautiful Girl Mari / A Tree of Palme 2-Pack (DVD) 2008-12-09

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Takashi Nakamura
Screenplay: Takashi Nakamura
Unit Director: Yoriyasu Kogawa
Original story: Takashi Nakamura
Character Design: Toshiyuki Inoue
Art Director: Mutsuo Koseki
Chief Animation Director: Mamoru Sasaki
Sound Director: Masafumi Mima
Director of Photography: Takashi Azuhata
Producer: Taro Maki

Color Coordination: Kayoko Nishi
Editing: Shuichi Kakesu
Music producer: Shiro Sasaki
Original Score: Takashi Harada
Theme Song Performance: Akino Arai
Akiko Hiramatsu as Palme

Daisuke Sakaguchi as Shatta
Kappei Yamaguchi as Roualt

Emi Motoi as Koram (young)
Hiroko Ōnaka as Pirate
Hiroshi Yanaka as Fou (young)
Hisanori Nemoto as Sol Tribe
Ichirō Nagai as Jamji
Isamu Tanonaka as Zakuro
Jouji Nakata as Gandel
Katsuhisa Houki as Hota
Kouka as Xian
Kujira as Scruffy
Mari Yokoo as Daruyama
Masashi Ebara as Gyariko
Masaya Oshima as Guerilla
Mika Kanai as Poo
Miyako Itō as Juggler
Mugihito as Guerilla Captain
Rikako Aikawa as Barron
Ryūji Saikachi as Sawadust
Shoko Tsuda as Thoughts of Soma
Tadasuke Oomizu as Guerilla
Takahiro Mizushima as Guerilla
Takashi Yoshida as Farmer
Toshitaka Shimizu as Sol Tribe
Yuka Komatsu as Female Guerilla
Yurika Hino as Koram

Japanese companies
English staff
English cast
ADR Director: Don Rush
Translation: Josh Cole
ADR Script: Mike Yantosca
Executive producer:
John Ledford
Mark Williams
Producer: Don Rush

Coordination: Anthony Benavides
DVD Graphics: Fumiko Chino
International Coordination: Toru Iwakami
Mixing: Brent Marshall
Packaging Design: Chris Lapp
Post-Production Manager: Shelly Thomas
Production: Andrew Kent
Production manager: Joey Goubeaud
Project Translator: Josh Cole
Senior Translator: Shoko Oono
Sound Design: Brent Marshall
Subtitle Script: Anthony Gillet
Subtitle Timing: Anthony Gillet

Chris Patton as Shatta
Jessica Boone as Popo
Michael Coleman as Roualt

Allison Sumrall as Koram
Andy McAvin as Fou
Chris Ayres as Sawadust
Chris Patton as Gyariko
Christine Auten as
Soma
Xian
David Born as Hota
Donaldo as Baron
Jay Hickman as Jamji
John Gremillion as
Guerilla Captain
Soma
John Swasey as
Gus
Zakuro
Kelly Manison as Woman Guerilla
Luci Christian as Darumaya
Mike MacRae as
Crickle
Gandel
Mike Vance as Baku
Mike Yantosca as Pirate
Monica Rial as Mu
Nancy Novotny as Juggler
Nomed Kaerf as Scruffy
Tyler Galindo as Hat

English companies
Broadcaster: The Anime Network
Distributor: Madman Entertainment (Australia & New Zealand)
DVD Authoring & Encoding: M.O.F.C.
Internet Streaming: The Anime Network
Licensed by: ADV Films
Recording Studio: Industrial Smoke & Mirrors
French staff
French companies
(none)
Distributor: TF1 Vidéo
French cast
(none)
Spanish staff
Spanish companies
(none)
Broadcaster: XEIMT Canal 22
Spanish cast
(none)
Russian staff
Russian companies
(none)
Distributor: MC Entertainment
Russian cast
(none)

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