Level Five
Chris Marker
1997 - 105 min - 35 mm - Couleur - France, États-Unis

A woman (Laura), a computer, an invisible interlocutor : this is the arrangement on which "Level Five" is built. This woman has "inherited" a task : finishing the writing of a video game devoted to the battle of Okinawa, a tragedy which is practically unknown in the West, but which played a decisive role in the way in which the Second World War ended.
Unlike the classic games of strategy where the aim is to overthrow the course of history, it seems that it only agrees to reproduce this History as it happened. But by working on Okinawa, by encountering by means of a mysterious "network" parallel to Internet, informers and even witnesses of the battle, Laura collects the pieces of the tragedy, until they begin to interfere with her own life.
As do all video games, this one progresses by "levels". Laura and her interlocutor finally decided to make it a metaphor of life itself and distribute levels to everything that surrounds them. Will she reach Level Five?


Distributor : Connaissance du cinéma, Argos Films
Not commercial Distribution : ADAV
DVD Editing : Tamasa Distribution