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The Blue Butterfly (2004)

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A dramatic adventure about courage, redemption and love being filmed in the rain forests of Costa Rica, and in Montreal.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Alan Osborn
... Teresa Carlton
... Pete Carlton
... Alejo (as Raoul Trujillo)
Marianella Jimenez ... Yana
Gerardo Hernandez ... Manolo (as Topo)
... Presenter
Silverio Morales ... Diego the Shaman
Samuel Lopez ... Esteban
Liz MacRae ... Press Agent
Paul Stewart ... Police Officer
Isabel Perez ... Spanish Nurse
Denis Hylton ... Doctor
Sophie Janssens ... Dancer
Peter Trosztmer ... Dancer
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Based on a true story, The Blue Butterfly tells the story of a terminally ill 10-year-old boy whose dream is to catch the most beautiful butterfly on Earth, the mythic and elusive Blue Morpho. His mother persuades a renowned entomologist to take them on a trip to the jungle to search for the butterfly, leading to an adventure that will transform their lives. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG for thematic elements and language | See all certifications »
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26 August 2004 (Argentina)  »

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Mariposa azul  »

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CAD 12,500,000 (estimated)
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L'entomologiste québécois Georges Brossard fit l'objet de ce film basé sur un réel évènement lui étant arrivé en 1987 où le rôle de Georges est joué par William Hurt. Poussé par la Fondation Rêves d'enfants, Georges Brossard avait emmené avec lui le jeune garçon David Marenger en phase terminale (cancer du cervelet) dans la forêt tropicale du Mexique pour réaliser son rêve de trouver un morpho bleu. Dans la jungle, il prend le garçon sur ses épaules parce que celui-ci ne peut pas marcher. Mais le petit de 8 ans se remet à marcher pendant qu'ils sont là-bas, et finirent par trouver le papillon bleu. De retour au Québec, à la suite d'une batterie de test par les médecins, le garçon était miraculeusement guéri. Il y a une scène qu'ils n'ont jamais voulu mettre dans le film, c'est quand Georges a lancé son fauteuil roulant en bas d'une falaise, qui est tombé, s'est fracassé, une roue est partie toute seule dans les airs, et Georges s'était dit ''enfin libre''. See more »

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For Charlotte-Xiao, Marie-Chun, Giulia, David and to all the children of the world: may their lives be always filled with hope and dreams. See more »

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References Dr. Ruth Westheimer (1984) See more »

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The Sky Will Be Mine
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Written by Stéphane Venne
Performed by Marie-Elaine Thibert
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good for kids
21 December 2007 | by See all my reviews

This film is about a 10 year old boy with a terminal brain tumor whose last wish is to catch a blue butterfly that lives in the forests of South and Central America. He and his mother convince a begrudgely naturalist/scientist/insect collector to let them tag along with him on one of his expeditions. They stay in a small village in the jungle, where not only do they encounter all sorts of wildlife, and learn about the culture of the indigenous people, but also learn about each others weaknesses and fears and relationships develop along with a bit of magic. I saw this movie on TV with my 8 year old son, I felt it had a lot of important things to teach him about humanity and nature: wildlife, disease, relationships, other cultures, other perceptions of reality, other lifestyles. It might be a bit corny for adults to watch on their own, but I felt its message was positive and profound for younger people. I also liked its slower pace, which was not boring because of all the beautiful scenery. My recommendation is rent it for your kids.


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