Swallowtail Butterfly

Swallowtail Butterfly (1996)

Swallowtail Butterfly takes place in an alternate Japan, in a ghetto where immigrants from all over the world have come to live and make their fortune. The city is called Yentown, and it is much like Tokyo. Sixteen-year-old Ageha (Ito), a young girl whose mother has just died, is passed on from person to person until a prostitute named Glico (Chara) finally takes pity on her. Under Glico's care, Ageha has many experiences with the other poverty-stricken immigrants in Yentown. Eventually, due to a sudden twist in fate, the immigrants are given a chance to realize their dreams. But in doing so, they destroy their solidarity, and have to face their problems separately.

Writing:
  • Shunji Iwai
Directing:
  • Shunji Iwai
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  • Views: 1
  • Release Date: 1996-09-14
  • Language: English | 普通话 | 日本語
  • Country: JP
  • Runtime: 146
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