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M. Butterfly

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Jeremy Irons Jeremy Irons
René Gallimard
John Lone John Lone
Song Liling
Barbara Sukowa Barbara Sukowa
Jeanne Gallimard
Ian Richardson Ian Richardson
Ambassador Toulon
Annabel Leventon Annabel Leventon
Frau Baden
Shizuko Hoshi Shizuko Hoshi
Comrade Chin
Vernon Dobtcheff Vernon Dobtcheff
Agent Etancelin
David Hemblen David Hemblen
Intelligence Officer #1


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An average movie

3 years, 6 months ago at Jul 10 8:36
To be honest, I really had no idea what to expect from this flick but since it was directed by David Cronenberg, I still wanted to check it out. Well, at first, it seemed to be a rather odd project for Cronenberg, especially at this point of his career, but, apparently, he was a huge fan of the play and he was really eager to direct this movie. However, the whole thing eventually turned out to be ... read more
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During the Cultural Revolution in China in the mid-1960s, a French diplomat falls in love with a singer in the Beijing Opera. Interwoven with allusions to the Puccini opera "Madama Butterfly", a story of love and betrayal unfolds.
Release date: 1 October 1993
Tags: Drama (5), Romance (3), 1993 (2), 1990s (2), Usa (1), Sort (1)
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" Based on the novel by David Henry Hwang, and the opera by Giacomo Puccini, René Gallimard is a diplomat from France who has been sent to Beijing. While acclimating to life in China, Gallimard meets and becomes enamored of Song Liling an opera singer who wears traditionally ornate dress and makeup. The two begin a relationship, but, unfortunately for Gallimard, there is much about Song that he doesn't know. Among the revelations that Gallimard must contend with is the discovery that his lo"


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" Date: 11/18/2021 Viewed: Amazon Prime (Rental) Re-Watch Note: I remember seeing this movie on TV in the early 2000s, but it's been a long time since I've seen it. I wanted to go back over it again and give it a new perspective. I remember thinking when I was a kid that M. Butterfly would be like Scanners (1981) or The Fly (1986), but it wasn't. I appreciate it even more now that I've seen it as an adult. M. Butterfly is a fantastic movie that deserves to be seen more often. M. Butterfly is "


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johanlefourbe posted a review 3 years, 6 months ago

An average movie

“To be honest, I really had no idea what to expect from this flick but since it was directed by David Cronenberg, I still wanted to check it out. Well, at first, it seemed to be a rather odd project for Cronenberg, especially at this point of his career, but, apparently, he was a huge fan of the play and he was really eager to direct this movie. However, the whole thing eventually turned out to be after all about one of the most messed up romantic relationships I have ever seen and, then, it made sense that Cronenberg would be so attracted to it. However, in contrary to ‘The Crying Game’ which delivered one of the most shocking twists ever and in spite of a solid performance by John Lone, it was pretty obvious from the start that Song Liling was actually a man. As a result, it was rathe” read more

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" Note: Serirously, the whole thing is a mess. I mean, was the main character a complete idiot? Or was he actually aware of Song Liling's true nature and was he wrapped up into some kind of really weird sexual fantasy? Unfortunately, the makers never did confront this issue at any moment through the whole duration, even towards the end, when René Gallimard was asked point-blank what was going on during a trial. Why should you watch it anyway? Even though the whole thing was seriously half-bak"


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