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10 Ratings

Madame Butterfly

Hu die fu ren

Directed by Tsai Ming-liang
France, Italy, 2008
Drama, Short


Free interpretation of the myth in which Tsai Ming Liang propels a woman neglected by her lover in the mob of the bus station of Kuala Lumpur. Tsai’s first shot-on-digital work, commissioned for the centenary of Puccini’s birth.

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Madame Butterfly Directed by Tsai Ming-liang

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  • El Biffo's rating of the film Madame Butterfly

    Extremely disappointing short subject from one of the world's great filmmakers. The connection between this and Puccini's Madame Butterfly story is paper-thin. And the digital photography is ugly. The only interesting thing here is that it was shot in the bus station of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (If you find bus stations interesting). 1.5*

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