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Madame Butterfly (1996)

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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) arrives in Japan and meets a 15-year-old girl named Cio-Cio-San (Ying Huang), whom he calls Butterfly. Butterfly falls in love with Pinkerton, but he regards their romance as a temporary fling and blithely asks for her hand even though he has no intention of bringing

Feb 26, 2002

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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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.

January 1, 2000
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A vibrant and beautiful French screen adaptation of Puccini's opera set in Japan in 1904.

March 13, 2002 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
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great art, transcendently moving

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: culturevulture.net
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