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The Butterfly Tattoo (2009)

"Chris Marshall met the girl he was going to kill on a warm night in early June, when one of the colleges in Oxford was holding its summer ball." A chance meeting with Jenny at an Oxford ... See full summary »

Director:

Phil Hawkins

Writers:

Stephen Potts (screenplay), Philip Pullman (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Duncan Stuart Duncan Stuart ... Chris Marshall
Jessica Blake Jessica Blake ... Jenny
Aidan Magrath Aidan Magrath ... Barry Miller
Christopher Dane ... Inspector Fletcher
Dan Morgan Dan Morgan ... Piers Hawthorne
Shazadee Beghum Shazadee Beghum ... Maria
Peter Easterbrook Peter Easterbrook ... Ollie
Alvin Addo-Quaye Alvin Addo-Quaye ... Derek
Richard Hollingworth Richard Hollingworth ... Dave
Debra Baker Debra Baker ... Sue Miller
Claire Ford Claire Ford ... Diane
Antony da Silva Antony da Silva ... Tommy Sanchez
Abigail Tarttelin ... Fenella
Jonathan Higgs Jonathan Higgs ... Romeo
Simon Brandon ... Mercutio (as Simon Nuckley)
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"Chris Marshall met the girl he was going to kill on a warm night in early June, when one of the colleges in Oxford was holding its summer ball." A chance meeting with Jenny at an Oxford party leaves seventeen-year-old Chris with hope for a summer romance - and no premonition of trouble. Busy with his job and soon in love with Jenny, whose cheerful surface belies the dark uncertainty of her past, Chris misses all the signs of danger. Before he knows it, he's caught in the sinister web of a criminal whose desire for revenge crushes those who stand in his way. Written by Philip Pullman

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From the moment they fell in love, secrets from a hidden past would tear them apart


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Country:

Netherlands

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 April 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Philip Pullman's The Butterfly Tattoo See more »

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Budget:

€250,000 (estimated)
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Dynamic Entertainment DEH See more »
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The director handpicked unsigned and upcoming bands from Oxford for the soundtrack to the film. A "Battle Of The Bands" night saw shortlisted bands audition for the chance to appear in the Jericho Tavern scene in the film. The band "A Silent Film" were chosen to perform. See more »

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References The Golden Compass (2007) See more »

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Written by Charlie Cooke
Performed by InLight
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Stunning performance by new actors
11 May 2010 | by SjaakadeliCSee all my reviews

My friend brought this movie over on DVD for a movie night. I had no idea what to expect and had never heard of the novel it was based off.

I thought of butterfly as in the butterfly effect. But still i watched this movie with no expectations. As picky as i sometimes get about movies i was blown away by the impact of this movie had on me. Such a beautiful and sad story. Now even after a week of watching the movie i am still thinking about it(this doesn't happen to me very often) as in how much impact this made on my personal feelings. I watched Kick-Ass this week in the cinema, good movie but after the movie was done you still have good laugh about it that evening but the next day i didn't even think about it anymore. With butterfly tattoo it was different for me.

Also i had never heard from the actors but i also thought they had good chemistry together(the 2 main characters), but the guy who played Barry overacted sometimes which made me chuckle at times. Also Jessica Blake was eye-candy to me, such a beautiful woman. As how she acted how can a man not love her. Definitely better than kebab haha.

After watching the movie i went here to IMDb and saw that these actors are somewhat all newbies and that this movie was made with a small budget.

The fact that the 2 main characters are new actors... i was stunned by their performance. This blew me away even more and the only thing i can say about it is: BRAVO! You guys made my evening and i definitely plan on getting this movie on DVD to put it into my own collection! I hope to see more of these actors in the near future, they deserve it.

This movie is 10 times better than that major crap called: Twilight. A major thank you to the team that made this movie.

I have been moved by this movie and hope future viewers of this movie will be too. This is the impact that the movie has/had to make and they succeeded very VERY much.


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