The Butterfly


1h 19m 2003

Brief Synopsis

Eight-year-old Elsa and her mom Isabelle, move in next to Julien, an ornery old entomologist with a lavish butterfly collection in his apartment. Her mother is hardly ever home, and Elsa soon grows attached to her neighbor. When Julien sets out on a weeklong hike in search of a rare and beautiful bu

Film Details

Also Known As
Butterfly, papillon, Le
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2003
Production Company
Auvergne-Rh(nes-Alpes CinTma; France 2 Cinéma
Distribution Company
First Run Features; Cathay Film Organization; First Run Features; First Run Features Home Video; Les Films De L'Elysee; Oro Film As; Rezo Films

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 19m

Synopsis

Eight-year-old Elsa and her mom Isabelle, move in next to Julien, an ornery old entomologist with a lavish butterfly collection in his apartment. Her mother is hardly ever home, and Elsa soon grows attached to her neighbor. When Julien sets out on a weeklong hike in search of a rare and beautiful butterfly, Elsa hides herself in his car. Although Julien doesn't want Elsa and her constant questions around, he begrudgingly accepts the situation and allows her to tag along with him on his expedition to the Alps, where she learns many things about the natural and the human world. When Elsa's mother realizes her daughter is missing a few days later, a manhunt begins. Fortunately for all concerned, when the two are found Elsa explains what happens. Julien uses his new place in Elsa's life to try to help her mother realize what her daughter needs from her.

Film Details

Also Known As
Butterfly, papillon, Le
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2003
Production Company
Auvergne-Rh(nes-Alpes CinTma; France 2 Cinéma
Distribution Company
First Run Features; Cathay Film Organization; First Run Features; First Run Features Home Video; Les Films De L'Elysee; Oro Film As; Rezo Films

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 19m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter December 19, 2003

Released in United States March 19, 2004

Released in United States on Video October 19, 2004

Released in United States Winter December 19, 2003 (NY)

Released in United States March 19, 2004 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States on Video October 19, 2004