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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.


Aaron Wilson


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





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


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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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Did You Know?


In the two months leading up to the fall of Singapore on 15 February 1942, RAAF pilots would have been flying Brewster Buffalos or Hawker Hurricanes in a variety of RAAF, RAF and NZRAF Squadrons. The Allied aircraft featured in the film is the Hawker Hurricane. This aircraft was chosen over the Brewster Buffalo since most Buffalos had stopped flying over Singapore by early February. The film is set on 9 February (one day after the Japanese Imperial Army invaded the island of Singapore), by which time the Hawker Hurricanes were the only Allied aircraft left to fly sorties over Singapore. See more »


Jim: [assuming Seng is enemy Japanese fighter, charges at him with fists up]
Seng: [urgently, in Hokkien] Wait wait wait wait wait! Me...
Seng: [points to Dalforce armband, then in halting English] Chinese... Chinese.
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Traditional Hokkien Song
Performed by: 'Sin Sai Hong Hokkien Opera Troupe (Singapore)'
Played during opening sequence and end credits
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User Reviews

Canopy: not a good film.
25 December 2014 | by niutta-enricoSee all my reviews

This is a boring and depressing film that you could spare to yourself. There is no action, no adventure, not even a recognizable plot. There is this endless display of green tropical plants that perhaps, being you a fervent botanist, could catch your attention.

If you, just like me, feel that once started a movie you must finish it, you'll probably end like me, hoping that the two characters get soon killed or whatever, just to put an end to your and their suffering.

I'm not joking: you won't forget, not even for a while, that what you are watching is just a movie (a bad one) and that those that you see are actors. I'm sure that many of you have done better with your holiday movies.

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Australia | Singapore


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 »


Box Office


AUD1,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,042, 1 September 2014

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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