Level Five


1h 46m 1997

Brief Synopsis

Laura "inherits" a task: to finish writing a video game centered on the Battle of Okinawa - a tragedy practically unknown in the West, but whose development played a decisive role in the outcome of World War II, and how it affected Japan in postwar times and even in the present. Contrary to classica

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1997
Production Company
La Sept Cinema; StudioCanal
Distribution Company
Icarus Films

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 46m

Synopsis

Laura "inherits" a task: to finish writing a video game centered on the Battle of Okinawa - a tragedy practically unknown in the West, but whose development played a decisive role in the outcome of World War II, and how it affected Japan in postwar times and even in the present. Contrary to classical strategy games whose purpose is to turn back the tide of history, this one seems willing only to reproduce history as it happened. While working on Okinawa and meeting informants and eye-witnesses to the battle, Laura gathers pieces of the tragedy, until they start to interfere with her own life.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1997
Production Company
La Sept Cinema; StudioCanal
Distribution Company
Icarus Films

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 46m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Limited re-release in United States August 15, 2014

Released in United States 1996

Released in United States 1997

Released in United States February 1997

Released in United States November 1996

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival February 13-24, 1997.

Released in United States November 1996 (Shown at London Film Festival November 7-24, 1996.)

Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival April 24 - May 8, 1997.

Released in United States 1996

Shown at London Film Festival November 7-24, 1996.

Released in United States February 1997 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival February 13-24, 1997.)

Limited re-release in United States August 15, 2014

Released in United States 1997 (Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival April 24 - May 8, 1997.)