Purple Butterfly Movie

Who's Involved:

Ziyi Zhang, Li Bingbing, Liu Ye, Lou Ye, Wang Wei, Toru Nakamura, Feng Yuangzheng

Rating: R

Runtime: N/A

Plot: What's the story about?

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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Crew: Who's making Purple Butterfly

A look at the Purple Butterfly behind-the-scenes crew and production team.


Lou Ye


Lou Ye


Wang Wei
Lou Ye


Palm Pictures

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Production: What we know about Purple Butterfly

Filming Timeline

On or about December 31, 1969, the film was in Completed status.

Purple Butterfly Release Date: When was it released?

Purple Butterfly was released in 2004 on Friday, November 26, 2004 ().

When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

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