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M. Butterfly
Directed by:
David Cronenberg

"M. Butterfly" is a Drama/Romance film directed by David Cronenberg, released on October 01 of 1993 in the USA , starring Jeremy Irons, John Lone, Barbara Sukowa, Ian Richardson, Annabel Leventon and Shizuko Hoshi.

Who directed "M. Butterfly":

M. Butterfly was directed by David Cronenberg, a Canadian director, writer, actor, producer, and cinematographer.

Before making M. Butterfly, David Cronenberg had directed Naked Lunch, released in 1991, Dead Ringers (1988), The Fly (1986), The Dead Zone (1983), Videodrome (1983), and Scanners (1981). Since, he directed Crash, released in 1996, eXistenZ (1999), Spider (2002), A History of Violence (2005), Painkillers (2006), and Eastern Promises (2007).

When was "M. Butterfly" released:

M. Butterfly was initally released in the United States on Friday, October 01, 1993. Also released on Friday, October 01, 1993 have been Cool Runnings (dir. Jon Turteltaub), For Love or Money (dir. Barry Sonnenfeld), and Freaked (dir. Tom Stern and Alex Winter). This was twenty-six (26) years ago.

It has been released on Thursday, September 09, 1993 in Canada; Wednesday, April 27, 1994 in France; Thursday, December 09, 1993 in Germany; Friday, December 03, 1993 in Spain and on Sunday, April 24, 1994 in Japan.

What is the cast of "M. Butterfly":

At the casting of M. Butterfly we find Jeremy Irons, previously seen in Damage (1992) and Waterland (1992); John Lone (The Last Emperor (1987), Echoes of Paradise (1987)); Barbara Sukowa (Europa (1991), Homo Faber (1991)) [ more... ]

  • Vernon Dobtcheff and Jeremy Irons also appeared together in Nijinsky, released in 1980.
  • Jeremy Irons and Michael Mehlmann also appeared in Eragon, released in 2006.
  • Ian Richardson and Tristram Jellinek also appeared in Whoops Apocalypse, released in 1986.

What is the Storyline of "M. Butterfly":

Loosely based on true events (see Bernard Boursicot), 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. [...]

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