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
While on location filming at Bukit Brown Municipal Cemetery, Singapore in 2010, the movie's crew burnt offerings of incense-sticks and candle-incense to the nearby traditional Chinese tombs as a mark of respect before the commencement of each day (or night) of filming. 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 »
Its amazing what can be achieved with a small crew and low budget. But with a vision of telling a compelling story and a good camera. This film has very little dialog or musical accompaniment. The audio track is astounding, as we're dropped into a rain-forest that's been overrun by the Japanese during WWII. We get the sounds of war and the jungle. I was riveted. I love the close encounters with the life of the place. Feel the bugs crawling on my skin. A unique piece of cinematic art deserving of positive critical review. I've seen lots of WWII movies over the years, but nothing like this. Another plus: none of the blood or violence or men with guns that is usual with the genre. More awards please!
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