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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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Catherine Belkhodja ... Laura
Kenji Tokitsu ... Himself
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Ju'nishi Ushiyama ... Himself
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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19 February 1997 (France)  »

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Level 5  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$164, 12 September 2014, Limited Release

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$21,360, 28 September 2014
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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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References Last Year at Marienbad (1961) See more »

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Un jour tu verras
by Georges Van Parys
Sung by Marcel Mouloudji
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Almost uninteresting
31 January 2018 | by See all my reviews

Decidedly Chris Marker is not one my favourite film directors. His movies are formally attractive in terms of images and words but they have lttle to do with reality. They are too philosopical and poetical to be true. This time a computer programmer woman is trying to make a computer game based on the battle of Okinawa in 1944. Her efforts of reaching the real events and their consequences by investigating data on internet lead her to a permanent meditation and discourse about the battle facts in paralell with events of her life and her feelings. It is attractive in terms of film form but not much in terms of contents that is rather irrealist.


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