Swallowtail & Butterfly (1996)

Swallowtail & Butterfly


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Following up on the fantastic success of Love Letter, pop phenom Shunji Iwai directs this phantasmagoric sprawling sci-fi drama set in a polyglotic encampment known as Aozora (blue skies) on the fringe of a megalopolis called Yen Town. Its ragtag -- and remarkably fashionable -- inhabitants are into every kind of nefarious activity imaginable. The film centers on Glico (played by pop star Chara), a Chinese hooker who tattooed a swallowtail butterfly to her chest so that she might be identified … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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as Fei-hong

as Glico

as Ageha

as Ryou Ryanki

as Mau-fu

as Shen-mei

as Suzukino
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Touching and gritty film about Japan. Without knowing a lot about Japan culture I still enjoyed it, but I'm sure the more you know about Japan the more you would appreciate this film.

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