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Canopy (2013)

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Wartime, 1942. Singapore. An Australian fighter pilot shot down in combat awakens suspended in the treetops. As night devours day, he must navigate through dangerous jungle in search of ... See full summary »

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Wartime, 1942. Singapore. An Australian fighter pilot shot down in combat awakens suspended in the treetops. As night devours day, he must navigate through dangerous jungle in search of sanctuary. Transcending language and culture, CANOPY is a cinematic tour de force exploring the collision of war, nature and its impact on humanity. Written by Producer

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Wartime, 1942. Don't get caught.


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Rated PG-13 for intense war situations including some bloody images | See all certifications »

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24 April 2014 (Australia)  »

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A dzsungel mélyén  »

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Budget:

AUD 1,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,042 (USA) (29 August 2014)

Gross:

$8,462 (USA) (12 December 2014)
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1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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According to the opening superimposed description, the movie takes place over a day and night on 09-10 February 1942, a few days before the fall of Singapore on 15 February 1942. Midway through the movie, there is a static scene of several seconds' duration showing the full moon shining brightly over the forested landscape. This is astronomically inaccurate.

The actual moon phase for February 1942 is as follows:-
  • 01 Feb: Full Moon (100% visibility)


  • 09 Feb: Waning Crescent (~ 40% visibility)


  • 10 Feb: Waning Crescent (~ 29% visibility)


  • 15 Feb: New Moon (0% visibility), Chinese Lunar New Year.


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Quotes

Seng: [in Hokkien, weakly] I still don't know what name you're known by.
Jim: [silent, not understanding Ah Seng's words]
Seng: [pointing to self, in Hokkien, weakly] Me... Ah Seng.
Jim: [repeats haltingly] Sheng...
Seng: [smiles, in Hokkien, weakly] Ah Seng.
Jim: [repeats slowly] Ah Sheng...
Seng: [in Hokkien, more softly] Ah Seng.
Jim: Ah Shing.
Seng: [pointing at Jim, in Hokkien, weakly] And you?
Jim: [pointing to self] Jim.
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Soundtracks

Walking My Baby Back Home
Performed by: Annette Hanshaw
Written by: Fred E. Ahlert and Roy Turk
Licensed by: Chappell & Co., INC. (ASCAP)
License courtesy of: Cleopatra Records, by arrangement with The Orchard (USA)
Played during opening sequence as it plays on the radio
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it it what it is
9 November 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is a candid excerpt into what it must have been like to be a pilot shot down in enemy territory.

Its unusual because there is no script and no more than two actors of any consequence. The acting was superb.

It was superbly done and photographed beautifully.

Obviously the director had other ideas in mind when he introduced the flashbacks and Billie Holiday song. It was a masterstroke albeit reminiscent of an American not an Australian.

The acting of the Chinese soldier was excellent.

It can be as simple as what the director gave us.

It gave a sense of realness not the usual hype and phoney Hollywood nonsense.


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