A Tree of Palme (Parumu no Ki)
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A futuristic take on the age-old tale of Pinnocchio, A Tree of Palme tells the tale of a wooden robot who longs to become human. Created by ageing Dr. Foe in order to care for his ailing wife, Xian, Palme slowly begins to learn about the human soul and the power of love. Despite the well-intending robot's best efforts, Xian eventually dies of a heart attack and Palme becomes sullen and withdrawn. A passing female warrior later gives Foe a magical bowl from the land of God on the agreement that he will transport it to the underground city of Tamas, and though the old man promises to fulfill… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 43%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Hints of greatness are subverted by frenetic plotting and sensory overload."
‑ Jeff Shannon, Seattle Times
"Very deserving of attention."
‑ Pete Vonder Haar, Film Threat
"It's visually creative, but doesn't stand out among other animes, and its 136-minute running time is about 30 minutes too long."
‑ G. Allen Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle
"A heady, dense metaphor for everything from the struggle for self-knowledge and personal growth to the aging process."
‑ Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle
"Measure for measure, none of A Tree of Palme really goes anyplace that fairy tales or anime haven't previously been."
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"(T)he sprawling journey tends to bog down in complicated exposition... and the animation is surprisingly limited for all of its inventive and impressive imagery."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
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