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Butterfly Man (2002)

Not Rated | | Romance | 6 December 2002 (UK)
Adventure/romance about an English backpacker whose world falls apart when he meets and falls in love with a beautiful girl on an exotic Thai island.


Kaprice Kea


Kaprice Kea
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »




Credited cast:
Stuart Laing Stuart Laing ... Adam
Napakpapha Nakprasitte ... Em (as Napakpapha 'Mamee' Nakprasitte)
Francis Magee ... Joey
Gavan O'Herlihy ... Bill Kincaid
Abigail Good Abigail Good ... No Name
Vasa Vatcharayon Vasa Vatcharayon ... Noi
Kirsty Mitchell ... Kate
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Phusa Albert Phusa Albert ... Sao
Kittipat Boonvanno Kittipat Boonvanno ... Thai Minders
Loong Chat Loong Chat ... Thai Minders
Thumnoon Intapirat Thumnoon Intapirat ... Captain Mekong (as Thumnoon 'Manu' Intapirat)
Jantima Jaishun Jantima Jaishun ... Travel Agent
Jeroh Jeroh ... Police Inspector
Wit Johkatoh Wit Johkatoh ... Fishermen
Phra Supachai Pawaro Phra Supachai Pawaro ... The Monk


Adventure/romance about an English backpacker whose world falls apart when he meets and falls in love with a beautiful girl on an exotic Thai island.

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Not Rated | See all certifications »



UK | Thailand



Release Date:

6 December 2002 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Пеперудата See more »

Filming Locations:

Bangkok, Thailand See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

De Warrenne Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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[first lines]
Adam: Can you tell me where this is, please?
local: [speaking in Thai, points down the way]
Adam: Now uh, it's not this way?
[pointing the opposite direction]
local: [shaking head no insisting]
Adam: [plaintively] Can anyone hear speak English?
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A sumptuous and richly textured, but ultimately vapid tale.
12 December 2002 | by martinpaceSee all my reviews

Beautiful location shots and richly lit interiors fail to provide sufficient distraction from a naive and clumsily told story.

Lacking in emotional credibility Adam and Em mechanically fulfil what the plot demands of them, reaching an epiphany that elicited groans of derision not tears of empathy from a fidgeting audience.

One would hope that an independent film-maker working to a limited budget would attempt to punch above his weight with an emphasis on strong character and believable dialogue. Instead we are delivered a series of preachy monologue, awkward plot exposition and clichéd melodrama that squanders any goodwill the audience may have had.

Kaprice Kea is undoubtedly a talented cinematographer, and I for one will be looking forward to his next film, but let's hope that this time he leaves the writing duties to others.

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