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Suwarôteiru ()


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The struggles of a group of immigrant outcasts living in an alternative-future, xenophobic Japanese metropolis.

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Feihong
Chara ...
Glico
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Ageha
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Ryou Ryanki
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Maofuu
Atsuro Watabe ...
Ran
Tomoko Yamaguchi ...
Shenmei
Nene Ohtsuka ...
Reiko
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Suzukino
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Hoshino (as Yoriko Doguchi)
Mickey Curtis ...
Doctor
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Yakuza boss
Sansei Shiomi
Shirô Takehatsu ...
(as Shiro Takehatsu)
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Arrow
Kenji Kohashi ...
Hoan
Hua Rong Weng
Kaori Fujii ...
Yuriko
Kent Frick
Rolly ...
(as Rolly Teranishi)
Tomorô Taguchi ...
Man from record label company Mash Music
Keiichi Suzuki
Toshiyuki Kitami
Ken Mitsuishi ...
Man with broken car
Toshiya Sakai
Chris Peppler
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Customer in club
Bryan Burton-Lewis ...
(as Bryan Burton Lewis)
Ken Enomoto ...
Voice work
Akio Jô
Sumie Kamogawa
Kae Minami
Ryûshi Mizukami

Directed by

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Shunji Iwai

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Shunji Iwai ... ()

Produced by

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Shin'ya Kawai ... producer
Osamu Kubota ... associate producer
Koko Maeda ... associate producer / producer

Music by

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Takeshi Kobayashi

Cinematography by

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Noboru Shinoda

Production Design by

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Yohei Taneda

Set Decoration by

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Yoshihito Akatsuka

Production Management

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Deborah Romare ... post-production supervisor (as Deborah Sahagun)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Yûji Higaki ... assistant director
Akihiro Onodera ... assistant director
Koutarô Tabe ... assistant director
Isao Yukisada ... assistant director

Sound Department

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David Baldwin ... supervising sound editor
Brian Risner ... sound effects editor
Paul Schremp ... sound re-recording mixer: Japan
Osamu Takizawa ... recording director

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Taichi Itô ... special effects
Akira Suzuki ... special effects

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Daizaburo Harada ... computer graphics
Yuki Takafumi ... render wrangler

Camera and Electrical Department

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Natsuyo Nakamura ... assistant camera
Yuuki Nakamura ... lighting director
Takeshi Nakasu ... assistant gaffer

Music Department

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David Baldwin ... music editor
John Kurlander ... scoring mixer

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

After a young girl's mother dies, she is cared for by Glico, a brassy hooker, who gives the girl the name "Ageha" (Butterfly). Ageha goes to work for a collection of oddballs who run a junkyard and salvage business. Written by sharptongue

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Also Known As
  • Swallowtail (Japan, English title)
  • Swallowtail Butterfly (World-wide, English title)
  • Swallowtail & Butterfly (Hong Kong, English title)
  • Yentown (Germany)
  • Perhonen sydämessä (Finland)
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Runtime
  • 148 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend Japan JPY336,846,600, 15 Nov 1996

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