Level Five (1995)

Level Five
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 46mins.
Genres Thriller, Horror, Foreign
Keywords 1990s, avant garde, battle, female protagonist, game, historical, internet, tragedy, video game, WWII
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Gérard de Battista Camera n/a 120798 6000002
Yves Angelo Camera n/a 120798 6000003
Michel Krasna Music n/a 120781 8000001
Florent Lavallee Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Chris Marker Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Chris Marker Director n/a 2 2000001
Kenji Tokitsu Himself n/a 121208 1000002
Nagisa Ôshima Himself n/a 121208 1000003
Junishi Ushiyama Himself n/a 121208 1000004
Shigeaki Kinjo Himself n/a 121208 1000005
Catherine Belkhodja Actor Laura 1 1000001
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.