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Swallowtail Butterfly (1996)
"Suwarôteiru" (original title)

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After a young girl's mother dies, she is cared for by Glico, a brassy hooker, who gives the girl the name "Ageha" (Butterfly). Ageha goes to work for a collection of oddballs who run a ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Hiroshi Mikami ...
Feihong
Chara ...
Glico
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Ageha
Yôsuke Eguchi ...
Ryou Ryanki
Andy Hui Chi-On ...
Maofuu
Atsurô Watabe ...
Ran
Tomoko Yamaguchi ...
Shenmei
Nene Ohtsuka ...
Reiko
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Suzukino
Yoriko Dôguchi ...
Hoshino (as Yoriko Doguchi)
Mickey Curtis ...
Doctor
Tetsu Watanabe ...
Yakuza boss
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Customer in club
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Kent Frick
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After a young girl's mother dies, she is cared for by Glico, a brassy hooker, who gives the girl the name "Ageha" (Butterfly). Ageha goes to work for a collection of oddballs who run a junkyard and salvage business. Written by sharptongue

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This is the story of Yentowns in Yentown.

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14 September 1996 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Perhonen sydämessä  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

JPY 336,846,600 (Japan) (15 November 1996)

Gross:

JPY 16,014,100 (Japan) (13 December 1996)
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Tattoos, whores, divas & daughters
24 June 2002 | by (vancouver BC) – See all my reviews

Simply Brilliant. One of my favorite films of all time. Incredible sociopolitical backdrop, incredible array of characters, incredible diversity of situations, styles, nuances. I love and adore this film from the gut to the heart to the mind. On every level it hits a nerve, and my only regret is that this hefty piece of work isn't longer still because the characters get so far under your skin and burrowed into your soul that when the credits roll you feel as though the vacation has come to an end and you're bidding your friends farewell.


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