Purple Butterfly

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2004 | R | Foreign Arthouse

Itami, a young Japanese man, falls deeply in love with Cynthia, a beautiful Chinese girl. Their brief happiness ends when he is called home for his military service and they are forced to part. Three ... more

In Movie Theaters U.S.

Friday, November 26, 2004

On DVD

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

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DIRECTOR

Lou Ye

Screenwriter

Lou Ye

Companies

Palm Pictures

Rating MPAA

R for strong violence and a scene of sexuality

Storyline

Itami, a young Japanese man, falls deeply in love with Cynthia, a beautiful Chinese girl. Their brief happiness ends when he is called home for his military service and they are forced to part. Three years later, Shanghai has been unofficially occupied by Japan. Cynthia - now known as Ding Hui—is working for Purple Butterfly, a resistance group planning to assassinate Yamamoto, head of the Japanese secret service. Itami is also in Shanghai, operating as a secret agent and reporting directly to Yamamoto.

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