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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.

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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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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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Details

Country:

Australia | Singapore

Language:

English | Japanese | Hokkien | Mandarin

Release Date:

24 April 2014 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

A dzsungel mélyén 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:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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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

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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Soundtracks

Yours and Mine
Performed by: Billie Holiday
Written by: Arthur Freed and Nacio Herb Brown
© 1937 EMI Robbins Catalog Inc.
Licensed by: EMI Catalogue Partnership Australia Pty Ltd
Licensed from: Licensemusic.com ApS
Courtesy of: Artist Alliance LLC
Played during sequence where Jim (Khan Chittenden) reminisced about his home and beloved in Australia
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A hack job masquerading as art
24 December 2014 | by armanddiabSee all my reviews

This movie is proof that an 80 minute film can be just as long, boring and pretentious as any 3 hour plus epic costume Hollywood picture. The movie's budget is so low that it can not afford to show us any real battle, and for a war film, that is a big minus. To compensate what it can not show us, the filmmakers over-fill the soundtrack with constant gunfire, explosions, bombings, airplanes flying over heard, etc. It was exhausting after a while.

Of course, none of those aforementioned things would matter in the least if the movie had characters we cared about at all, or a story worth giving a damn about. Every single Close Up shot in the movie feels fake, and the director holds them for way too long before cutting away, making them feel even more disingenuous. The characters have no personality, no soul to them, so we are forced to watch two wooden people for what felt like an eternity, both of do as much overacting as possible for roles that require very minimal dialogue. The movie is simply over directed; everything in it feels fake, especially the actors' expressions. There really is nothing to find here: no drama, no suspense, no tension, only your life wasting away one second at a time.


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