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Shunji Iwai Japan, 1996

purefault's rating of the film Swallowtail Butterfly

Iwai Shunji is very skilled at creating such a raw and intricate story. Through all the grit, it still felt human. The characters felt real, and I still cared about them, even after the credits rolled. This film brought up so many emotions for me. The fact that this film is trilingual was a plus for me as well.