Madame Butterfly
Madame Butterfly (1996)

French filmmaker Frederic Mitterrand offers a faithful adaptation of Puccini's tragic opera. After marrying 15-year-old Butterfly, dastardly American Naval officer Benjamin Franklin Pinkerton sets sail without her. Butterfly faithfully… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 26, 2002
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Critic Score: 70% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Andy Seiler
USA Today

Besides a visual combination of authentic Japanese realism and picturesque, dream-like cinematography that matches the lushness of Puccini's music, director Frederic Mitterrand gives the opera a distinctively cinematic gravity and subtlety.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A vibrant and beautiful French screen adaptation of Puccini's opera set in Japan in 1904.

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Arthur Lazere
culturevulture.net

great art, transcendently moving

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A favorite.