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Nadia, Butterfly (2020)

Nadia, an Olympic swimmer in her twenties, faces the challenges of her imminent retirement.

Director:

Pascal Plante

Writer:

Pascal Plante
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Cast

Credited cast:
Katerine Savard ... Nadia
Ariane Mainville ... Marie-Pierre
Pierre-Yves Cardinal ... Sébastien
Hilary Caldwell Hilary Caldwell ... Karen
Cailin McMurray Cailin McMurray ... Jess
John Ralston ... Greg Dale
Amélie Marcil Amélie Marcil ... Massage therapist
Eli Jean Tahchi ... Lebanese fencer
Andrew Di Prata Andrew Di Prata ... Italian rower
Marie-José Turcotte Marie-José Turcotte
Andrew Simms ... Ronnie Bennett
Kaoru Matsui Kaoru Matsui ... Manager
Pascal-Hugo Caron-Cantin Pascal-Hugo Caron-Cantin ... P-A
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marcello Di Fruscia Marcello Di Fruscia ... Italian Rower Friend
Giorgio Picone ... Italian olympian
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Storyline

While young and in her prime, Nadia decides to retire from pro swimming after the Olympic Games to escape a rigid life of sacrifice. After her very last race, Nadia drifts into nights of excess punctuated by episodes of self-doubt. But even this transitional numbness cannot conceal her true inner quest: defining her identity outside the world of elite sports.

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Genres:

Drama | Sport

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A 2h buildup that leads nowhere
14 January 2021 | by frick35crSee all my reviews

The entire time I kept thinking, or hoping, that the tension they were trying to build would lead to some development and conclusion but nope. The acting is the usual Quebec quality; subpar to most every other country. And there is no storyline at all. Simply events that lead nowhere. And a very ungrateful privilege white cis Olympic winning swimmer.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

18 September 2020 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Montreal, Canada See more »

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Budget:

CAD1,600,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.50 : 1
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