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M. Butterfly (1993) Movie Information

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Overall Rank:

11920

Avg. Rating:

2.33/4

# of Ratings:

15

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Rating:

R

Language:

English

Theater Date:

10/01/1993

Director:

David Cronenberg

Actors:

Jeremy Irons
John Lone
Barbara Sukowa
Ian Richardson
Annabel Leventon
Shizuko Hoshi

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

Jeremy Irons stars as French civil service officer René Gallimard, a man who falls in love with an enigmatic Chinese opera singer (John Lone), in director David Cronenberg's adaptation of David Henry Hwang's Broadway stage play. Set in the midst of China's Cultural Revolution of the 1960s, the film includes several allusions to "Madama Butterfly," Giacomo Puccini's 1904 opera that inspired Hwang's play.

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03/15/2016 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Our Daily Free Stream: David Cronenberg - M Butterfly. Our Daily Free Stream: David Cronenberg - M Butterfly. Wie ist es möglich, einen Mann 20 Jahre lang zu lieben und dabei zu glauben, er sei eine Frau? Das soll auch noch einem Franzosen passieren (wo doch die Franzosen spezialisiert sind auf sexuelle Angelegenheiten!), der einen Star der Peking Oper liebt? David Henry Hwang stellt diese Fragen in seinem Stück M. Butterfly, das von David Cronenberg verfilmt wurde. Die Antwort, wehalb Rene Gallimard auf diesen Holzweg gelang geht so: Er wusste es nicht, weil er es nicht wissen wollte. Gallimard liebte 20 Jahre lang die Frau seiner Träume und da zählte die Realität für ihn eben nicht. Diese Erklärung klingt wie romantischer Idealismus, wobei Hwang noch eine zusätzliche düstere Note sugges...

 

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