Martin Scorsese presents Madame Butterfly, the heart-wrenching story of a beautiful young geisha who sacrifices her family, her religion and ultimately her life for her American husband.
Director Frederic Mitterand's acclaimed cinematic adaptation of Puccini's popular opera is the first filmed version to use both Western and Eastern actors. This tragic tale of a love affair between a naive geisha and the American naval officer who deserts her and their young child is lushly photographed, with beautiful vocal performances from soprano Ying Huang and tenor Richard Troxell. Nominated for two French Cesar awards.
Featurette: 'Ying Huang: Portrait of a Butterfly'
Aspect Ratio: 1.85 Wide Screen
Sound: Dolby Digital Surround
Running Time: 128 minutes
Production Year: 1995
Main Language: Italian