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In 1960s China, French Vice Consul Rene Gallimard falls in love with Chinese opera singer Song Liling and has a long affair, during which he tells state secrets to his lover. Some 20 years later he becomes a laughingstock when it's revealed that his lover was a spy and a man. He was tried for treason and convicted. The stage and screen adaptations of this true story borrow from Giacomo Puccini's opera "Madama Butterfly." Jeremy Irons plays the clueless Gallimard; John Lone portrays Song Liling.

M. Butterfly is an Drama, Romance movie that was released in 1993 and has a run time of 1 hr 41 min. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.8 and a MetaScore of 43.

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| 1993 | 1 hr 41 min | 6.8/10 | 43/100
Cast
Jeremy Irons, John Lone, Barbara Sukowa, Ian Richardson
Studio
Geffen Pictures
Director
David Cronenberg
Produced By
Gabriella Martinelli
Language
English
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