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Level Five (1997)

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The French computer programmer Laura inherits the task of making a computer game of the Battle of Okinawa during World War II. She searches the internet for information on the battle, and ... See full summary »

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Chris Marker

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Chris Marker

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Cast

Cast overview:
Catherine Belkhodja Catherine Belkhodja ... Laura
Kenji Tokitsu Kenji Tokitsu ... Himself
Nagisa Ôshima ... Himself
Ju'nishi Ushiyama Ju'nishi Ushiyama ... Himself
Kinjo Shigeaki Kinjo Shigeaki ... Himself
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The French computer programmer Laura inherits the task of making a computer game of the Battle of Okinawa during World War II. She searches the internet for information on the battle, and interviews Japanese experts and witnesses. The extraordinary circumstances of the Battle of Okinawa lead Laura to reflect deeply on her own life and humanity in general, particularly the influence of history and memories. Written by Brian Rawnsley <rawnsleb@natlib.govt.nz>

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Not Rated
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Country:

France

Language:

French | Japanese | English

Release Date:

19 February 1997 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Level 5 See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$164, 12 September 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$21,360, 28 September 2014
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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Goofs

In one scene the narrator talked about the tomb of Commodore Perry in Naha, Okinawa. In fact Matthew C. Perry's grave is at Newport of Rhode Island, not in Okinawa. The image shown in the film was actually a monument erecting in honor of Commodore Perry's landing in Okinawa, not his tombstone. See more »

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Edited from Shisha wa itsumademo wakai (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Un Jour, tu Verras...
Music by Georges Van Parys
Lyrics by Marcel Mouloudji
Sung by Marcel Mouloudji
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A politicaly conscious cyber-love story
8 April 2000 | by strangelightSee all my reviews

If you like your Sci-fi shiny and new then Level 5 will dissapoint - It's computer graphics are executed with a charming clunkiness that affords the story a sturdy grounding in reality.

Many will find the film 'hard going', but it's rare that you will find a film with a sub-plot as potent as the one here, and it's an informative and enriching experience.

Marker has, yet again, made a stunningly intimate and challenging film.


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