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Genre  Drama, History, Romance
Initial DVD release  May 18, 2006
Country  United States
6.8/10 IMDb


Director  David Cronenberg
Screenplay  David Henry Hwang
Duration  
Language  English
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Release date  October 1, 1993 (1993-10-01)
Based on  M. Butterfly  by David Henry Hwang
Writer  David Henry Hwang (play), David Henry Hwang (screenplay)
Cast  Jeremy Irons (René Gallimard), John Lone (Song Liling), Barbara Sukowa (Jeanne Gallimard), Ian Richardson (Ambassador Toulon), Annabel Leventon (Frau Baden), Vernon Dobtcheff (Agent Etancelin)
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M. Butterfly is a 1993 American romantic drama film directed by David Cronenberg. The screenplay was written by David Henry Hwang based on his play of the same name. The film stars Jeremy Irons and John Lone, with Ian Richardson, Barbara Sukowa, and Annabel Leventon.

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Plot

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Loosely based on true events (see Bernard Boursicot and Shi Pei Pu), the film concerns René Gallimard (Jeremy Irons), a French diplomat assigned to Beijing, China in the 1960s. He becomes infatuated with a Chinese opera performer, Song Liling (John Lone), who spies on him for the Government of the People's Republic of China. Their affair lasts for 20 years, with Gallimard all the while apparently unaware (or willfully ignorant) of the fact that in traditional Chinese opera, all roles are performed by men.

Cast

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  • Jeremy Irons as René Gallimard
  • John Lone as Song Liling
  • Ian Richardson as Ambassador Toulon
  • Barbara Sukowa as Jeanne Gallimard
  • Annabel Leventon as Frau Baden
  • Shizuko Hoshi as Comrade Chin
  • Vernon Dobtcheff as Agent Entacelin
  • Themes

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    One theme of the film (as with the play) is Orientalist stereotypes, but Cronenberg removed many of the political overtones from the story in order to focus more intensely on the relationship between Gallimard and Song. A key line in the film is "Only a man knows how a woman is supposed to act."

    Reception

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    M. Butterfly grossed a mere $1,498,795 in the domestic box office.

    The film currently holds a 42% 'Rotten' rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It also holds a 43 from Metacritic.


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    References

    M. Butterfly (film) Wikipedia
    M. Butterfly (film) IMDbM. Butterfly (film) Rotten TomatoesM. Butterfly (film) Roger EbertM. Butterfly (film) MetacriticM Butterfly (film) themoviedb.org


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