Butterfly

Directed By: Phillippe Muyl Starring: Michel Serrault

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Studio First Run Features
SKU 40250249
UPC 720229911191
UPC 14 00720229911191
Format DVD
Release Date 8/27/2014
Keywords
Children
Country
Family Interaction
Friends
Friendships
Live-Action
Music (General)
Paris, France
Seniors
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Writer-director Philippe Muyl delivers this tender French family drama about an unlikely bond that forms between a young girl and her elderly neighbor. Michel Serrault (LE CAGE AUX FOLLES) is Julien, an aging butterfly collector who leads a quiet life. But when Elsa (Claire Bouanich) moves into the apartment above him, Julien's life takes on a new trajectory. Neglected by her mother, the inquisitive eight-year-old attaches herself to Julien and convinces him to take her on a trip to the mountains to try to locate Isabelle, a beautiful but elusive butterfly. At first skeptical, Julien relents--thinking that Elsa's mother has left her alone in the apartment--and the pair embark on their journey. As the journey unfolds, Julien shows Elsa the attention that she's been craving, and Elsa gives Julien a new lease on life, helping him to see the world through more innocent eyes. Back at home, Elsa's mother Isabelle (Nade Dieu) is shocked to discover that her daughter has disappeared. A near-tragedy brings the situation to a head, teaching each of the characters a very valuable lesson about life and love. Directed with extreme sensitivity by Muyl, THE BUTTERFLY features standout performances from the always reliable Serrault and newcomer Bouanich.
Reviews
New York Times "[A] delicate, visually translucent film....Its combination of psychological insight and emotional restraint helps it transcend sentimentality." 12/19/2003 p.E13
Box Office "The unyielding lens catches even the smallest moments of yielding....[Bouanich] is a winsome wonderment..." 03/01/2004 p.31
Los Angeles Times "THE BUTTERFLY is an exceptionally satisfying film of much grace and beauty." 03/19/2004 p.E11
Directors
Phillippe Muyl
Actors
Michel Serrault
Cast & Crew
Claire Bouanich - Star
Nade Dieu - Star
Michel Serrault - Star
Nicholas Herdt - Director of Photography
Nicholas Errera - Music
Patrick Godeau - Producer
Phillippe Muyl - Screenwriter
Phillippe Muyl - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2003
Catalog ID 911191D
UPC 00720229911191
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 80 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Features
DVD, French
Product Attributes
Actor Serrault,Michel
Label First Run Feature
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD

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