M. Butterfly

M. Butterfly (1993)

Passion. Power. Revenge. In All Their Majesty.

  • Genre: Romance, Drama
  • Release Date: 1993-10-01
  • User Rating: 6.5/10 from 211 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 41min
  • Language: 普通话
  • Production Company: Geffen Pictures
  • Production Country: Canada, United States of America
  • Director: David Cronenberg
star 6.6/10
From 211 Ratings


In 1960s China, French diplomat Rene Gallimard falls in love with an opera singer, Song Liling – but Song is not at all who Gallimard thinks.

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  • Jeremy Irons

    as René Gallimard
  • John Lone

    as Song Liling
  • Barbara Sukowa

    as Jeanne Gallimard
  • Ian Richardson

    as Ambassador Toulon
  • Annabel Leventon

    as Frau Baden
  • Shizuko Hoshi

    as Comrade Chin
  • Richard McMillan

    as Embassy Colleague
  • Vernon Dobtcheff

    as Agent Etancelin
  • David Hemblen

    as Intelligence Officer #1
  • Damir Andrei

    as Intelligence Officer #2
  • Antony Parr

    as Intelligence Officer #3
  • Margaret Ma

    as Song's Maid
  • Tristram Jellinek

    as Defense Attorney
  • Philip McGough

    as Prosecution Attorney
  • David Neal

    as Judge
  • Sean Hewitt

    as Ambassador's Aide
  • Peter Messaline

    as Diplomat at Party
  • Michael Mehlmann

    as Drunk in Paris Bar
  • Barbara Chilcott

    as Critic at Garden Party
  • George Jonas

    as Mall Trustee
  • Carl Zvonkin

    as Surveillance Technician
  • Fülöp Viktor

    as Marshal
  • Cadman Chui

    as Accordian Player
  • María Teresa Uribe

    as Paris Opera Madama Butterfly
  • Harriet Chung

    as Red Guard Dancer
  • Monica Gan

    as Red Guard Dancer
  • Ayumi Komoda

    as Red Guard Dancer
  • Tammy Lok

    as Red Guard Dancer
  • Tracey Oh

    as Red Guard Dancer
  • Carly Wong

    as Red Guard Dancer
Writing David Henry Hwang Screenplay
Sound Howard Shore Original Music Composer
Production Deirdre Bowen Casting
Costume & Make-Up Denise Cronenberg Costume Design
Camera Peter Suschitzky Director of Photography
Directing David Cronenberg Director
Production Gabriella Martinelli Producer
Art Elinor Rose Galbraith Set Decoration
Editing Ronald Sanders Editor
Art Carol Spier Production Design
Art Alicia Keywan Art Direction
Art James McAteer Art Direction
Production David Henry Hwang Executive Producer
Production Philip Sandhaus Executive Producer
Writing David Henry Hwang Theatre Play