Butterfly (Hu die)


Butterfly (Hu die)

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Flavia is a thirtysomething married teacher. She has suppressed the memory of her adolescent lesbian fling with Jin and is stuck in a stifling marriage. A chance encounter in a supermarket with the playful and seductive singer Yip reawakens dormant feelings and she begins to think back on her teenage affair with Jin.


Josie Ho
as Flavia
Yuan Tian
as Xiao Ye
Eric Kot
as Ming (Flavia's Husband)
Yat Ning Chan
as Young Flavia
Joman Chiang
as Young Jin
Kenneth Tsang
as Flavia's Dad
Carl Ng
as Carl (Man in Macau Bar)
Yuen-Leung Poon
as Man in Coffee Shop
Redbean Lau
as Flavia's Mum
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Critic Reviews for Butterfly (Hu die)

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Although the kissing is hot, the narrative gets thinner and thinner as it goes along.

Mar 9, 2005 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Butterfly (Hu die)


A very sweet film about sexual awakening. Many have commented that the romance blossoms too quickly, which for me completely misses the point. The reason the attractive builds into romance so fast is due to the feelings of nostalgia it raises in Flavia. One of the most honest and beautiful subjects of this film is to see selfish lust drift into actual love. For Flavia, love is at first an ecape. It reminds her of when she felt young and wanted. For Yip, it's a chance to be with an older woman that will support her during the building of her music career. As the events unfold it doesn't leave the world unaffected. Flavia's marriage begins to crumble, and her husband is portrayed as sweet, but too reliant on her. We get a feeling that Flavia hasbeen forced into this life against her will. The past is sent against a political backdrop that raises tensions. I watched this on Blu-Ray which just emphasized the stunning photography. A real quiet gem of a film, which hides enough of the relationship to make it an ambiguous study open for interpretation.

Luke Baldock
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