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 ...
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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
A large part of the movie occurs within the public Bukit Brown Municipal Cemetery, which in the movie is presented as a site with traditional Chinese tombs nestled within a dense tropical forest. Although fighting did take place at Bukit Brown Cemetery, the forested landscape as depicted did not exist at the cemetery site back in 1942.
At that time, the cemetery's landscape of rolling hills consisted of mostly unkempt long grass with a handful of shrubs and scattered trees. It was only when the Singapore government abandoned basic horticultural maintenance in the early 1990s that Bukit Brown Municipal Cemetery and its immediate environs gradually became overgrown and reverted to young secondary forest during the 2000s. See more »
[assuming Seng is enemy Japanese fighter, charges at him with fists up]
[urgently, in Hokkien]
Wait wait wait wait wait! Me...
[points to Dalforce armband, then in halting English]
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'March Of The Volunteers
Lyrics by: Han Tian (1934)
Music by: Er Nie (1935)
Sung by Ah Seng (Morning Tzu-Yi Mo) as he showed Jim a crumpled photo while they were resting at the base of a tree See more »
Beautiful and intense. Turn the lights off and sound up
I watched this in the dark with high volume. Which I would advise everybody else to do so also, as this movie is all about it's sounds, feel and atmosphere.
I wasn't expecting much from this movie as I had not heard of it, however I was pleasantly surprised.
The movie is set with one main character who is crash landed in a foreign destination in the midst of the second world war.
The movie is eerie, the scenery is beautiful and the character is very well played. The constant build up of suspension leaves you driven to wondering what will happen next, and although nothing much appears to happen by way of extremities, there is a great awareness of the solitude and danger which could always be nearby...
Admittedly this is not the type of block buster war movie you would put against such movies of recent showing extreme heroism and patriotism, it is not the same, and for these reasons above, I think 8/10 is warranted.. Enjoy
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