Madame Butterfly
Madame Butterfly (1996)

Puccini's classic opera of a trusting woman and how her love was tragically betrayed comes to the screen in this faithful film adaptation. In the 19th century, an American sailor named Benjamin Franklin Pinkerton (Richard Troxell)… 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

great art, transcendently moving

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Leo L
A favorite.