M. Butterfly (1993)

M. Butterfly (1993)
 

Director David Cronenberg

Writer David Henry Hwang (play), David Henry Hwang (screenplay)

Genre Drama, Romance

Year 1993

Actors Jeremy Irons, John Lone, Barbara Sukowa, Ian Richardson

IMDB : 6.8 (6,951 votes)


 

Description In 1960s China, French diplomat Rene Gallimard falls in love with an opera singer, Song Liling - but Song is not at all who Gallimard thinks.

Comments

  • Ieatcereal01 2017-01-17 21:28:30
    what does "along the Bundt" mean in m. butterfly? what is the Bundt refering to?
  • Maria Martinez 2016-10-13 01:15:54
    The plot twist is that in traditional Chinese opera, the part of the female is actually played by males, so the French ambassador's lover was actually a guy the whole time. The Chinese government had actually told the opera singer to maintain a romantic relationship with the ambassador for espionage, reminding you that this occurred in communist 1960s China. The relationship lasted 20 years. In the end the ambassador decided to commit suicide while dressed as the opera singer's character, Madame Butterfly, hence the name of the title M. Butterfly. People would think the m stands for madame but it stands for Mr.
  • ellenkingsley 2016-03-24 00:09:04
    seen this film it's brilliant but I was confused by the ending

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