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M. Butterfly ()


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In 1960s China, French diplomat Rene Gallimard falls in love with an opera singer, Song Liling - but Song is not at all who Gallimard thinks.

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René Gallimard
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Song Liling
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Jeanne Gallimard
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Ambassador Toulon
Annabel Leventon ...
Frau Baden
Shizuko Hoshi ...
Comrade Chin
Richard McMillan ...
Embassy Colleague
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Agent Etancelin
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Intelligence Officer #1
Damir Andrei ...
Intelligence Officer #2
Antony Parr ...
Intelligence Officer #3
Margaret Ma ...
Song's Maid
Tristram Jellinek ...
Defense Attorney
Philip McGough ...
Prosecution Attorney
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Judge
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Ambassador's Aide
Peter Messaline ...
Diplomat at Party
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Drunk in Paris Bar
Barbara Chilcott ...
Critic at Garden Party
George Jonas ...
Mall Trustee
Carl Zvonkin ...
Surveillance Technician
Viktor Fülöp ...
Marshal (as Viktor Fulop)
Cadman Chui ...
Accordian Player
The Beijing Opera Troupe ...
Beijing Opera Performers
María Teresa Uribe ...
Paris Opera Madama Butterfly (as Maria Teresa Uribe)
Harriet Chung ...
Red Guard Dancer
Monica Gan ...
Red Guard Dancer
Ayumi Komoda ...
Red Guard Dancer
Tammy Lok ...
Red Guard Dancer
Tracey Oh ...
Red Guard Dancer
Carly Wong ...
Red Guard Dancer (as Tung-Fa Wong)

Directed by

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David Cronenberg

Written by

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David Henry Hwang ... (play)
 
David Henry Hwang ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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David Henry Hwang ... executive producer
Gabriella Martinelli ... producer
Philip Sandhaus ... executive producer

Music by

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Howard Shore

Cinematography by

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Peter Suschitzky ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Ronald Sanders

Editorial Department

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Gary Fluxgold ... second assistant editor
Michael Rea ... first assistant editor
Christopher Severn ... color timer
Sandra Tucker ... post-production coordinator
Wiebke von Carolsfeld ... trainee assistant editor
Peter Watson ... second assistant editor (as Pete Watson)

Casting By

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Deirdre Bowen

Production Design by

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Carol Spier

Art Direction by

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Alicia Keywan
James McAteer

Set Decoration by

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Elinor Rose Galbraith

Costume Design by

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Denise Cronenberg

Makeup Department

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Suzanne Benoit ... makeup artist: Mr. Lone
Julia Fenyvessy ... makeup artist: Budapest unit
Antoine Garabedian ... hair stylist: Paris unit / makeup artist: Paris unit
Ferdinando Merolla ... hair stylist: Mr. Irons
Aldo Signoretti ... hair stylist: Mr. Lone
Ava Stone ... makeup artist
Margo Vida ... hair stylist: Budapest unit
Allen Weisinger ... makeup artist: Mr. Irons
Thomas Yee ... assistant hair stylist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Jean-Pierre Avice ... production manager: Paris unit
József Cirkó ... production manager
Philip Lee ... unit manager
Adrienne Rorarius ... unit manager: Budapest
Marilyn Stonehouse ... post-production supervisor / production manager
László Tímár ... production manager: Budapest unit

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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John Board ... first assistant director
Simon Board ... third assistant director
Cécile Boisrond-Becker ... second assistant director: Paris (as Cecile Boisrond)
Cassandra Cronenberg ... trainee assistant director
Gábor Gajdos ... assistant director: Budapest
Léonard Guillain ... first assistant director: Paris
Zsuzsa Gurban ... assistant director: Budapest unit
Kim H. Winther ... second assistant director (as Kim Winther)
Lars P. Winther ... trainee assistant director (as Lars Winther)
Yan Xie ... third assistant director: Far East

Art Department

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John Bannister ... key scenic artist
Serge Bureau ... assistant set decorator
Marc Corriveau ... property master
Judit Csák ... assistant set designer: Budapest
Joe Curtin ... construction coordinator
John Dondertman ... first assistant art director
Gyula Farkas ... property master: Budapest
Danielle Fleury ... assistant set decorator
Michael Followes ... props buyer (as Mike Followes)
Ian Fraser ... head carpenter
Pamela Gibson ... property buyer
Gina Hamilton ... set buyer
Sabri Lariani ... assistant head carpenter
Gordon Lebredt ... second assistant art director
Guy Monbillard ... dressing propman: Paris (as Guy Montbillard)
Peter P. Nicolakakos ... set dresser (as Peter Nicolakakos)
Jak Oliver ... scenic artist
Denis Perrier ... assistant head carpenter
Béla Péterdi ... construction manager: Budapest
Ferenc Schöffer ... set dresser: Budapest
Robert H. Steiner ... construction bookkeeper
Zoltán Szabó ... first assistant set dresser: Budapest
Armand Thomas ... assistant property master
Clive Thomasson ... lead set dresser
Alexandra Thompson ... third assistant art director
Boryana Varbanov ... art department coordinator: Far East
E.C. Whelan ... set dresser
Péter Újvári ... assistant property master: Budapest
József Kiss ... construction assistant (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Tom Bjelic ... assistant sound editor
Terry Burke ... foley artist
Richard Cadger ... dialogue editor (as Rick Cadger)
Tony Currie ... dialogue editor
Bryan Day ... sound mixer
David Evans ... sound effects editor
Alastair Gray ... assistant sound editor
Wayne Griffin ... dialogue editor
Michael LaCroix ... boom operator
Joe Lafontaine ... assistant sound editor
John Laing ... sound effects editor
Dino Pigat ... re-recording mixer
Paul Shikata ... foley assistant
Lou Solakofski ... re-recording mixer
Don White ... re-recording mixer
David Yonson ... foley assistant

Special Effects by

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Georges Demétrau ... special effects: Budapest unit
Ferenc Deák ... special effects technician (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Michael Arias ... computer graphics: title sequence (uncredited)
Daniel Leung ... digital artist (uncredited)

Stunts

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Ferenc Novinecz ... stunts
Béla Unger ... stunt coordinator: Budapest unit
Bela Kasi ... assistant stunt coordinator (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Scotty Allan ... gaffer
Nick Bacon ... grip (as Nicholas Bacon)
Blake Balentine ... grip
Russel Bowie ... camera trainee
Károly Brauner ... grip: Budapest
Kwok Hung Chan ... grip: far east unit (as Joe Chan)
Bernard Chateau ... camera car grip: Paris
Ted Churchill ... Steadicam operator: Far East
Kevan Dutchak ... second assistant camera
Tsang Chun Fai ... electrician: far east unit
Michael Hall ... first assistant camera
H. Christopher Hunter ... grip (as Christopher Hunter)
David Hynes ... dolly grip
A. Randy Jones ... generator operator
Steven Lockie ... video-assist: Paris
Mark Manchester ... key grip
Alain Manzon ... head grip: Paris
Mike McDonald ... electrician (as Michael McDonald)
Steven Morrisson ... electrician
Steve Myers ... electrician (as Stephen Myers)
Michel Oguntke ... clapper loader: Paris (as Michael Oguntkey)
Gregory Palermo ... best boy grip
Patrick Pamart ... grip: Paris
Peter Robinson ... Steadicam operator: Budapest
Michael Ruggles ... electrician
Ian D. Scott ... best boy (as Ian Scott)
Stephen Sebert ... video assist operator
Takashi Seida ... still photographer
James Storie ... video assist operator
Peter Suschitzky ... camera operator
Rudolf Takács ... gaffer: Budapest
Richard Gaal ... electrician (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Alberte Garo ... extras casting: Paris
Doreen Jones ... casting consultant
Karoly Kupics ... casting agent: Budapest
Eleanor Lavender ... extras casting
Joanna Merlin ... casting consultant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Angela Arana ... wardrobe cutter
Mario Davignon ... costume supervisor: Mr. Lone
Bela Frey ... executive in charge of costumes: Budapest
Brenda Gilles ... costume supervisor
Ann Henshaw ... wardrobe assistant
György Homonnay ... wardrobe master: Budapest
Marie-Françoise Perochon ... wardrobe mistress: Paris
József Lender ... dresser (uncredited)
Sheila Radovancevic ... costume assistant (uncredited)

Location Management

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Debra Beers ... location manager
Tamás Guba ... location manager: Budapest
Corinne Kouper ... unit location manager: Paris
Istvan Kozma ... assistant location manager: Budapest
Laura Wood Fawcett ... location production assistant (as Laura Wood)
Joe Barzo ... assistant location manager (uncredited)

Music Department

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Gary Chester ... additional music engineer
Vic Fraser ... music preparation
John Kurlander ... music engineer
Ádám Medveczky ... conductor (as Adam Medveczky)
Joel Moss ... additional music engineer
Suzana Peric ... music editor
Nic Ratner ... assistant music editor
Simon Rhodes ... additional music engineer
Jennifer Richardson ... music clearance
Howard Shore ... conductor / orchestrator
Roger Williams ... music preparation

Transportation Department

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Eldie Benson ... transportation coordinator
Michael Billard ... driver
Andrea Boyd ... driver
Brian Cann ... driver
Mac Day ... driver
Frances Hendry ... driver
Allen Kosonic ... driver (as Al Kosnic)
George Markos ... driver
Frank Mizzi ... driver captain
Istvan Pintye ... transportation manager: Budapest
Cactus Simser ... head driver
Ron Annabelle ... driver (uncredited)
Csaba Annus ... driver (uncredited)

Other crew

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Maribeth Board ... craft service (as Merrie Beth Board)
Christine Bodelot ... production accountant: Paris
Dominique Bruballa ... production assistant
Mark Bukator ... assistant accountant
Marie Cambon ... interpreter: far east unit
Venus Cheuk ... unit assistant: far east unit
Lesley Clark ... production secretary
Norma Cole ... language consultant: French
Robert Cotnoir ... synclavier programmer
Robin Crumley ... production coordinator: far east unit
Victor Dezso ... interpreter: Budapest
Dorothy Ding ... interpreter: far east unit
Michele Ehlers ... choreographer: Beijing opera
Prudence Emery ... unit publicist
Erzsebet Gaspar ... extras coordinator: Budapest
Sarah Grahame ... script supervisor
Lori Greenberg ... assistant: Ms. Martinelli
Jamie H.J. Guan ... choreographer: Beijing opera
László Helle ... head of production: Budapest
Tan Ing How ... interpreter: far east unit
Anne Jurenas-Polyak ... assistant accountant (as Anne Jurenas)
Judy 'Lucky' Kemeny ... production liaison: Budapest
Bobe Kiraly ... accountant: Budapest
Bea Klukon ... interpreter: Budapest
Lucette Legot ... production coordinator: Paris
Christophe Maratier ... firearms: Budapest
Peter Mitchell ... far east consultant: far east unit (as Dr. Peter Mitchell)
Lesley Myers ... assistant: Ms. Martinelli
Rick Parker ... animal wrangler
Benoit Raguin ... production runner: Paris
Dug Rotstein ... script supervisor
Wesley Seto ... stand-in: Mr. Lone
Peter Shanne ... stand-in: Mr. Irons
Timothy Storey ... production office assistant (as Timothy M. Storey)
Zita Talos ... office secretary: Budapest
Ing-How Tan ... production assistant
Magdolna Torok ... interpreter: Budapest
Julien Toujan ... assistant to unit manager: Paris
Laura Trombetta ... far east liaison: far east unit
Benjamin Tucker ... production office assistant
Sandra Tucker ... assistant: Mr. Cronenberg
Zsuzsa Varadi ... production secretary: Budapest
Deborah Zwicker ... production coordinator
Lisa Atkinson ... pre-production consultant: China (uncredited)
Randall Balsmeyer ... title designer (uncredited)
Jim Chad ... production assistant (uncredited)
Simon St. Laurent ... opticals: Film Effects (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

During the Cultural Revolution in China in the mid-1960s, a French diplomat falls in love with a singer in the Beijing Opera. Interwoven with allusions to the Puccini opera "Madama Butterfly", a story of love and betrayal unfolds. Written by Michael C. Berch

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Also Known As
  • М. Баттерфляй (Russia)
  • M. Baterflaj (Serbia)
  • Μ. Μπατερφλάι (Greece)
  • Pillangó úrfi (Hungary)
  • Мадам Бътерфлай (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
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  • 101 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia David Cronenberg loved the play so much that when he heard a movie was being made about it, he volunteered immediately to direct it. See more »
Goofs The word accordion is misspelled "accordian" in the closing credits. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Malice/Cool Runnings/Short Cuts/M. Butterfly/For Love or Money (1993). See more »
Quotes Song Liling: The days I spent with you were the only days I ever truly existed.
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