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Butterfly without effect
flingebunt from Brisbane, Australia
4 April 2005
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
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
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