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The Blue Butterfly (2004)

A dramatic adventure about courage, redemption and love being filmed in the rain forests of Costa Rica, and in Montreal.

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Alan Osborn
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Alejo (as Raoul Trujillo)
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Yana
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Diego the Shaman
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Denis Hylton ...
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Sophie Janssens ...
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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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Rated PG for thematic elements and language | See all certifications »
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26 August 2004 (Argentina)  »

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Mariposa azul  »

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CAD 12,500,000 (estimated)
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Connections

References Dr. Ruth Westheimer (1984) See more »

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The Sky Will Be Mine
Written by Stéphane Venne
Performed by Marie-Elaine Thibert
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Surprisingly good
6 June 2005 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

I didn't know what to expect from this movie and the longer I watched it the more enjoyable it became. William Hurt does a wonderful job but Marc Donato steals every scene he is in. Everyone in the cast does an excellent job and bring the film to life. The Canadian director and her crew have certainly established themselves as premier movie makers. There is some very beautiful cinematography in this movie and even if it were not an excellent movie that alone would make it worthwhile The elusive Blue Butterfly becomes a symbol of hope and well as the source of problems. Right to the end of the film the director never leaves you wondering but tells the story and leaves you feeling completely satisfied. The entire family can watch this movie and each person will thoroughly enjoy it.


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