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Flavia is a thirtysomething married teacher. She has suppressed the memory of her adolescent lesbian fling with Jin and is stuck in a stifling marriage. A chance encounter in a supermarket ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
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Flavia
Yuan Tian ...
Yip
Eric Kot ...
Ming (Flavia's Husband)
Stephanie Che ...
Jin
Yat Ning Chan ...
Young Flavia (as Isabel Chan)
Joman Chiang ...
Young Jin
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Flavia's dad
Pauline Yam ...
Rosa
Carl Ng ...
Carl (Man in Macau bar)
Yuen-Leung Poon ...
Man in coffee shop
Redbean Lau ...
Flavia's mum
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brenda Chan ...
Samantha's mother
Alice Lee ...
Pauline
Nicky Shih ...
Demonstrator & university student
Wong Sin Ting Zeni ...
Muriel
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Flavia is a thirtysomething married teacher. She has suppressed the memory of her adolescent lesbian fling with Jin and is stuck in a stifling marriage. A chance encounter in a supermarket with the playful and seductive singer Yip reawakens dormant feelings and she begins to think back on her teenage affair with Jin. Written by Anonymous

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Flavia: I don't know why I always fell for girls. I can't even help my students. I always give up when I'm half way through doing something. If I go on like this, I'll hurt a lot of people.
Yip: Why do you blame yourself for everything? You've tried your best. That's good enough. No one will blame you.
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Butterfly without effect
4 April 2005 | by (Brisbane, Australia) – See all my reviews

Almost every movie about gay or lesbian themes seem to have the same problem, they think they are saying something new and definitive about the topic, but really they repeating the same old trash.

According the cover of the DVD, butterfly was a bit of a shock horror scandal movie in Hong Kong. However there is little new to be said here. Flavia is a respectable married school teacher with a child. But when she was a school student she had a lesbian relationship.

She meets a girl in a supermarket who awakens her suppressed desires.

Using some interesting camera techniques to portray different times and feelings this makes this served to annoy me more than enlighten me (I think it is a Hong Kong, the camera is used to enforce a feeling or moment).

What happens in this movie is both beautifully told, but overly pedestrian. It could have been told in a much short way and really all that was being said was that if you are a lesbian you are a lesbian.

Still it is nice movie that might be good to watch on a lazy Sunday afternoon.


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