The Blue Butterfly (2004)

PG  |   |  Drama, Adventure  |  26 August 2004 (Argentina)
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A dramatic adventure about courage, redemption and love being filmed in the rain forests of Costa Rica, and in Montreal.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Osborn
Teresa Carlton
Alejo (as Raoul Trujillo)
Marianella Jimenez ...
Gerardo Hernandez ...
Manolo (as Topo)
Silverio Morales ...
Diego the Shaman
Samuel Lopez ...
Liz MacRae ...
Press Agent
Paul Stewart ...
Police Officer
Isabel Perez ...
Spanish Nurse
Denis Hylton ...
Sophie Janssens ...
Peter Trosztmer ...


Based on a true story, The Blue Butterfly tells the story of a terminally ill 10-year-old boy whose dream is to catch the most beautiful butterfly on Earth, the mythic and elusive Blue Morpho. His mother persuades a renowned entomologist to take them on a trip to the jungle to search for the butterfly, leading to an adventure that will transform their lives. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Adventure

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements and language | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

26 August 2004 (Argentina)  »

Also Known As:

Mariposa azul  »

Box Office


CAD 12,500,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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References Dr. Ruth Westheimer (1984) See more »


The Sky Will Be Mine
Written by Stéphane Venne
Performed by Marie-Elaine Thibert
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The Blue Butterfly - Amazingly Good
6 March 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie when it premiered at the National Screen Institute Film Exchange in 2004, and i thought it was the best movie there. I think the DOP on that production is probably one of the best in the world. The camera effects were great, and the story itself was very inspiring. And yeah ill admit it was very slow, but if you really love watching movies and art of making them, then this movie you should see. Plus the Art director must have had is work cut out for him the set designs were very detailed, I mean the whole village it took place in was built from ground up and i think they did an awesome job. And then the sounds they put into the movie of the insects and the colors it was all so well done. I would so definitely see this movie again and again. trust me I think you would love this movie its a must see if your a movie buff. I gave the film a 9 out of 10...for greatness!!

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