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Swallowtail Butterfly

Suwarôteiru

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Directed by Shunji Iwai
Japan, 1996
Drama

Synopsis

After a young girl’s mother dies, she is cared for by Glico, a brassy hooker, who gives the girl the name “Ageha” (Butterfly). Ageha goes to work for a collection of oddballs who run a junkyard and salvage business.

Synopsis

After a young girl’s mother dies, she is cared for by Glico, a brassy hooker, who gives the girl the name “Ageha” (Butterfly). Ageha goes to work for a collection of oddballs who run a junkyard and salvage business.

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Swallowtail ButterflyDirected byShunji Iwai

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Awards & Festivals

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Venice Film Festival
1996
Fantasia Film Festival
1998 | Winner: Best Asian Film

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