MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 35,166 this week

Madame Butterfly (1995)

7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 463 users  
Reviews: 11 user | 12 critic

Add a Plot

Writers:

(libretto), (libretto), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 23 titles
created 16 Aug 2011
 
a list of 1064 titles
created 17 Jan 2012
 
a list of 915 titles
created 23 Aug 2012
 
a list of 24 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Madame Butterfly" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Madame Butterfly (1995)

Madame Butterfly (1995) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Madame Butterfly.
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Madama Butterfly (TV Movie 1975)
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Director: Jean-Pierre Ponnelle
Stars: Mirella Freni, Plácido Domingo, Christa Ludwig
Carmen (1984)
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A film version of the famous Bizet opera, where a soldier (Don Jose) falls in love with a beautiful factory worker (Carmen), but she does not reciprocate his feelings.

Director: Francesco Rosi
Stars: Julia Migenes, Plácido Domingo, Ruggero Raimondi
The Heat Is On (TV Movie 1989)
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9/10 X  

A behind-the-scenes look at the production of a musical, this feature chronicles the development of "Miss Saigon," from its early beginnings, through casting, preparations, choreography to ... See full summary »

Director: David Wright
Stars: Cameron Mackintosh, Nicholas Hytner, Claude-Michel Schönberg
Harakiri (1919)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

The Buddah priest wants the Daughter of the Daimyo to become a priest at the Forbidden Garden. The Daimyo thinks, if he was in Europe, that his daughter should decide on her own, but he is ... See full summary »

Director: Fritz Lang
Stars: Paul Biensfeldt, Lil Dagover, Georg John
Madame Bovary (1991)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

In nineteenth-century France, the romantic daughter of a country squire (Emma Rouault) marries a dull country doctor (Charles Bovary). To escape boredom, she throws herself into love ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Chabrol
Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Jean-François Balmer, Christophe Malavoy
Tosca (2001)
Musical | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Benoit Jacquot reinvents the way we view opera in this magnificent production of Puccini's story of Tosca's love for the painter Cavaradossi and the intervention of Scarpia.

Director: Benoît Jacquot
Stars: Angela Gheorghiu, Roberto Alagna, Ruggero Raimondi
Carmen I (1983)
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A group of flamenco dancers are rehearsing a very spanish version of the Prosper Merimee's drama. Antonio (the coreographer) falls in love with Carmen (the main dancer). Their story then ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Saura
Stars: Antonio Gades, Laura del Sol, Paco de Lucía
Chinese Box (1997)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The story of Hong Kong, from New Year's Day to June 30th, 1997, when the British left their colony and turned it over to the People's Republic of China.

Director: Wayne Wang
Stars: Jeremy Irons, Li Gong, Maggie Cheung
Madame Bovary (TV Movie 2000)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A young woman in her late teens, a reader of novels and with high hopes of romance and passion, marries a widowed country doctor. Although he dotes on her, she is soon bored and discontent.... See full summary »

Director: Tim Fywell
Stars: Frances O'Connor, Greg Wise, Eileen Atkins
Madame Bovary (1949)
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A provincial doctor's wife's romantic illusions about life and social status lead her to betray her naive husband, take on lovers and run up ruinous debts.

Director: Vincente Minnelli
Stars: Jennifer Jones, James Mason, Van Heflin
Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Director: Julian Napier
Stars: James Valenti, Anthony Michaels-Moore, Helene Schneiderman
Madame Butterfly (TV Movie 1981)
Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

This was the first time an opera was adapted in Spanish and broad-casted on national television in the USA.

Director: Cesar Espinosa
Stars: Lourdes Alvarino, Belkys Andueza, Dagmar Andueza
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ying Huang ...
Richard Troxell ...
Ning Liang ...
Richard Cowan ...
Jing Ma Fan ...
Christopheren Nòmura ...
Constance Hauman ...
Kusakabe Yo ...
Kamel Touati ...
Miki-Lou Pinard ...
Yoshi Oida ...
Qing Wu ...
Nabil Agoun ...
Lofti Bahri ...
Officer in Charge
Salem Zahrouni ...
The Photographer
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Music

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

Release Date:

22 November 1995 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Madame Butterfly, de Frederick Mitterand  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Lieutenant Benjamin Franklin Pinkerton: She's like a porcelain doll. She sets me on fire.
See more »

Connections

Version of Hu die fu ren (1956) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Rare quality
28 August 1999 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Mitterand's production of Madame Butterfly is an outstanding piece of movie-making. Handled so delicately, the film will have appeal to both opera lovers & movie buffs alike.An enchanting love story, beautiful singing, music by Puccini, an interesting set ( a "house of cards" atop a mountain with views of sea and sky) make for a handsome film. I like the opening sequence which quickly establishes the atmosphere of old Japan. We are introduced to the main character- Butterfly, a 15 year old Japanese girl whose family has fallen into poverty & B.F. Pinkerton, a naval officer, her self-assured American lover who treats her as a sexual plaything. Sacrificing all her ties with the Japanese way of life Butterfly agrees to marry Pinkerton. During the marriage celebrations her absent Uncle Bonzo appears magically suspended in the sky & he casts her into eternal damnation for renouncing her people and ancient rites. This is the only weak point in the movie. It's such a serious moment and yet I wanted to laugh. It's obvious that the three figures in the sky are suspended by wires (a bit jerky too). Why accept this when current cinemaphotography has reached such heights in producing supernatural effects? The characterisations are generally well-done. The part of Butterfly particularly appealing performed with such grace and sincerity. Pinkerton too makes a convincing thoughtless man of the world. In an early scene however he kneels on the floor and converses with Butterfly's maid. I thought this was quite wrong and out of character unless he was trying to ridicule the Japanese customs.When eventually Butterfly becomes pregnant, a son is born, but by now Pinkerton is back in America. For three years she awaits his return. There are some very moving scenes at this point. Finally Pinkerton returns to Nagasaki with an American wife ("a real wife" he calls her). There is a poignant scene when the devoted Butterfly relinquishes her son to Pinkerton's wife. He will go back to the States and be educated there. What future is there for Butterfly? (Tissues may be required at this point!)The ending is heart-rending. I am not a particular lover of opera but after this exciting experience I am ready for more.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Why 'Madame Butterfly' bothers me PhillyGal
Discuss Madame Butterfly (1995) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?