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The Butterfly (I) (2002)
"Le papillon" (original title)

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The plot summary says that the old man seeks a particular butterfly because of the request of his brother. Having just seen the movie, two of us are certain that it was his son, not his brother.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michel Serrault ...
Julien
Claire Bouanich ...
Elsa
Nade Dieu ...
Isabelle
Jacques Bouanich ...
Sébastien's Father
Jerry Lucas ...
Sébastien
...
Amie d'Isabelle
Gérald Maillet ...
SDF
Françoise Dubois ...
Femme de la cabine téléphonique
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Cafe Waitress
Hélène Hily ...
Marguerite, the Concierge
Idwig Stephane ...
Entomologist
Fabien Béhar
Pierre Poirot ...
Police Commissioner
Magali Bonat ...
Vendeuse magasin de sport
Francis Frappat ...
Geometrician
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This is the story of a young girl named Elsa who was raised by a single mother (Isabelle) in the city. Isabelle and Elsa begin the film moving in next door to an elderly man who collects butterflies (Julien). Isabelle who "spends a lot of time with her friends" does not pay much attention to her daughter who walks home because her mother forgot to pick her up from school. After meeting her new neighbor, Elsa finds out about the butterflies and in short annoys Julien for a while. Julien receives a mystery package from a fellow entomologist. Julien sets out on his annual attempt to find a rare species of butterfly that he had once promised his son he would find (son dead) in the French country side, specifically a region known as Vercors. Elsa stows away in his car. After being discovered she convinces him to let her come to Vercors with him. They bond while hiking and camping until Julien, who is initially annoyed by Elsa, near the end of the film seems to have a ... Written by Anonymous

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$1,906 (USA) (19 December 2003)

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$38,438 (USA) (30 July 2004)
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Le Papillon
Performed by Michel Serrault and Claire Bouanich
Composed by Nicolas Errèra
Lyrics by Philippe Muyl
© 2002 Editions Les Notes qui s'aiment et Aliceleo
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Beautiful Film!
2 December 2007 | by (Northern California) – See all my reviews

I really love this film! There is a sweetness about it that really makes you smile. I love films where a child and adult are forced to have conversation and how both parties learn from one other. It's not easy to pull off because it depends so much on the balance of the two, the child must be believable, and Claire Bouanich as Elsa is. She kinda reminds me of a young Linsay Lohan (in the Parent Trap). Michel Serrault is, of course wonderful. He played a similar role in Une hirondelle a fait le printemps (The Girl From Paris), a crotchety old man, who wants to be left alone but somehow is won over by a young person, full of energy and life, and full of questions too. I had a very personal connection with this film that I can't explain only that there were scenes in it that made me shiver only because It coincided so much with certain things in my life. If you have children, watch this film. If you don't, you may want them afterwards.


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