M. Butterfly

1993

Drama / Romance

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IMDb Rating 6.8

Synopsis


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1080p
1.92G
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Chinese
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101 min
P/S 0 / 7

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Reviewed by sagg928 9

Jeremy Irons and John Lone (who plays the character, Song Liling) should both have gotten academy awards for their performance in this incredibly enigmatic and captivating scorcher of a movie. This is a completely new twist on on the classic opera and may even be more of a believable story because it is so creatively wicked. It has a sexual tension that holds throughout the whole movie and is entirely played out in the mind and sensuously mesmerizing at the same time.<br/><br/>It&#39;s an emotionally tortuous journey that Jeremy Irons makes in the name of love (?), and more likely addicted passion. John Lone&#39;s performance is exceptional as one who is just as driven and hooked psychologically in his own way as what it is in him that drives him to fulfill Jeremy&#39;s ecstasy and descent into irretrievable madness. <br/><br/>Definitely one of the best movies ever! I hope this makes it to DVD sometime soon as it surely deserves to be seen again and again.

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Reviewed by semioticz 10

Jeremy Irons plays the lead role as French diplomat, Phillipe Bouriscot, who falls in love with an absolutely seductive Chinese woman opera singer (John Lone). As Irons pursues the diva he&#39;s attracted to, she toys with his foreign ignorance of the cultural differences between their Western &amp; Eastern societies.<br/><br/>In a sense, she keeps the diplomat at a distance for 18 years while their affair continues by becoming his teacher of cultural difference. The romantic &amp; erotic chemistry between the diplomat &amp; opera singer is a very famous true story written by David Henry Hwang--&quot;Madame Butterfly.&quot; There have been numerous stage &amp; screen renditions of the story.<br/><br/>I like this (1994) version best because David Cronenberg is undoubtedly the finest director to deal with the most important topic in the story: gender bending. &quot;M. Butterfly&quot; is the Canadian Cronenberg&#39;s first Hollywood funded debut. The surprise plot of the sorted true love story is one of espionage. An adults only film, it is one of intrigue, sizzling romance, twists &amp; turns, deception &amp; betrayal.

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Reviewed by claudio_carvalho 7

In 1964, in Beijing, the French Ambassaty accountant René Gallimard (Jeremy Irons) goes to a social event without his wife Jeanne Gallimard (Barbara Sukowa) and meets the opera singer Song Liling (John Lone). René becomes attracted to Song and soon he meets her at the local opera house. He falls in love with her and Song becomes his mistress. Meanwhile Ambassador Toulon (Ian Richardson) promotes René to Vice- Consul and he becomes adviser for the French Intelligence. But Song has deep secrets that the naive René does not have any idea and believes is part of the Chinese culture. <br/><br/>&quot;M Butterfly&quot; is a strange and fascinating film inspired by true events that makes it believable. Directed by David Cronemberg, &quot;M Butterfly&quot; is probably one of his best films with an intriguing love story about clash of cultures, having China as background in a troubled revolutionary moment great acting and magnificent cinematography and set decoration. Even when watched more than once, &quot;M Butterfly&quot; is still an attractive gem. My vote is nine.<br/><br/>Title (Brazil): &quot;M Butterfly&quot;

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