Beijing, 1964. French diplomat René Gallimard (Jeremy Irons, Reversal Of Fortune) unexpectedly falls in love with Peking opera singer Song Liling after seeing her perform the music of Madama Butterfly. But what begins as a torrid love affair soon draws him into a world of espionage and duplicity, where the biggest secrets are revealed in the most unexpected of ways.
Inspired by an incredible true story and based on the Tony Award®-winning play by David Henry Hwang, M. Butterfly features a hauntingly romantic score by Howard Shore (the Lord Of The Rings trilogy) and is directed by auteur filmmaker David Cronenberg (Scanners, The Dead Zone).
NEW Audio Commentary By William Beard, Author Of The Artist As Monster: The Cinema Of David Cronenberg
Interview With Director David Cronenberg