Level Five (1997) DVD9
A young woman inherits a job working on a computer game about the Battle of Okinawa, a turning point of World War II. Director Marker ( "La Jetee," "Sans Soleil" ) uses this set-up to launch a meditation on human nature, memory, history and computers, as the woman searches the Internet for information on the horrendous Okinawa conflict, which involved large numbers of civilian deaths and incidents of mass suicide.
Among those recounting their memories is Japanese filmmaker Nagisa Oshima. Marker's radical style mixes computer-manipulated imagery, interviews and historical footage with simple sequences of monologue addressed to the camera by his main character. What she learns about the Okinawa tragedy affects her deeply and will surely haunt the viewer.

DVD9 | PAL 4:3 | 01:44:56 | 4.68 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Francais (Dolby AC3, 2 ch)
Subtitles: English hardcoded
Genre: Drama, Documentary, Romance, War

Director: Chris Marker
Cast: Catherine Belkhodja, Kenji Tokitsu, Nagisa Oshima, Ju'nishi Ushiyama, Kinjo Shigeaki
Country: France

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