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Canopy (2013)

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Singapore, February 1942. An Australian fighter pilot is shot down over the jungle and must find his way back to Allied lines, through Japanese-held territory.

Director:

Aaron Wilson

Writer:

Aaron Wilson
2 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Khan Chittenden ... Jim
Morning Tzu-Yi Mo ... Seng
Robert Menzies Robert Menzies ... Older Jim
Edwina Wren ... Wife
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Wartime, 1942. Don't get caught.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The movie's end credits are displayed in an unconventional manner. Firstly, the static primary credits are flashed in an alternating central, right, then left position on the screen. This is reminiscent of traditional Northeast Asian and Middle Eastern script, which is written and read from right to left.

After that, the full list of detailed credits is scrolled downwards from top to bottom of the screen in inverted sequence, such that the first credit is placed at the bottom of the list. In other words, one has focus one's attention on the top of the screen for subsequent-appearing credits, whilst the opposite is true if the list of credits had been presented in the conventional scrolling-from-bottom-to-top sequence employed in most movies. See more »

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

A Cool Wind Is Blowing
Performed by: Jivan Gasparyan (as Djivan Gasparyan)
Written by: Jivan Gasparyan (as Djivan Gasparyan)
© Opal Music
Used courtesy of: Opal Music
All rights reserved
Played during closing scenes
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Beautiful and intense. Turn the lights off and sound up
29 December 2014 | by paul-psr-ryderSee all my reviews

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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Details

Country:

Australia | Singapore

Language:

English | Japanese | Hokkien | Mandarin

Release Date:

24 April 2014 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Canopy See more »

Filming Locations:

Sungei Buloh, Singapore See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

AUD1,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,042, 1 September 2014

Gross USA:

$8,462

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,462
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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