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Butterfly Man (2002)

Adventure/romance about an English backpacker whose world falls apart when he meets and falls in love with a beautiful girl on an exotic Thai island.



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Credited cast:
Stuart Laing ...
Napakpapha Nakprasitte ...
Em (as Napakpapha 'Mamee' Nakprasitte)
Bill Kincaid
Abigail Good ...
No Name
Vasa Vatcharayon ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Phusa Albert ...
Kittipat Boonvanno ...
Thai Minders
Loong Chat ...
Thai Minders
Thumnoon Intapirat ...
Captain Mekong (as Thumnoon 'Manu' Intapirat)
Jantima Jaishun ...
Travel Agent
Jeroh ...
Police Inspector
Wit Johkatoh ...
Phra Supachai Pawaro ...
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Adventure/romance about an English backpacker whose world falls apart when he meets and falls in love with a beautiful girl on an exotic Thai island.

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6 December 2002 (UK)  »

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1.85 : 1
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[first lines]
Adam: Can you tell me where this is, please?
local: [speaking in Thai, points down the way]
Adam: Now uh, it's not this way?
[pointing the opposite direction]
local: [shaking head no insisting]
Adam: [plaintively] Can anyone hear speak English?
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29 October 2004 | by (Kansas) – See all my reviews

Butterfly Man is a touching and complex movie about the despair and hope of a British backpacker who finds a deeper sense of purpose in the colorful and beautiful world he experiences in Thailand. The visuals of this movie will make you feel that you are in an island paradise yourself, as they're filled with prelapserian visions of purity and sweetness.

Plus, there's a truly wonderful theme underneath the movie: the dangers of Colonialism and expansion, and the exploitation that such endeavors come with. I really liked this movie.

The two main characters, Adam and Em, acted expertly by Stuart Laing and Napakpapha "Mamee" Nakprasitte, share a passionate bond, one that will make you believe in the redemptive and soulful power of compassion.

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