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Madame Butterfly (1995)

The story of a young geisha who falls madly in love with an american captain that travels all around the world collecting hearts.


Giuseppe Giacosa (libretto), Luigi Illica (libretto) | 1 more credit »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ying Huang Ying Huang ... Cio-Cio-San
Richard Troxell Richard Troxell ... Pinkerton
Ning Liang Ning Liang ... Suzuki
Richard Cowan Richard Cowan ... Sharpless
Jing Ma Fan Jing Ma Fan ... Goro
Christopheren Nòmura Christopheren Nòmura ... Prince Yamadori
Constance Hauman Constance Hauman ... Kate Pinkerton
Kusakabe Yo Kusakabe Yo ... Uncle Bonze
Kamel Touati Kamel Touati ... Uncle Yakusidé
Miki-Lou Pinard Miki-Lou Pinard ... The Child
Yoshi Oida ... Butterfly's Father
Qing Wu Qing Wu ... Imperial Commissary
Nabil Agoun Nabil Agoun ... The Orderly Officer
Lofti Bahri Lofti Bahri ... Officer in Charge
Salem Zahrouni Salem Zahrouni ... The Photographer


The story of a young geisha who falls madly in love with an american captain that travels all around the world collecting hearts.

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Release Date:

22 November 1995 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Madame Butterfly, de Frederick Mitterand See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,027, 5 May 1996

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Lieutenant Benjamin Franklin Pinkerton: She's like a porcelain doll. She sets me on fire.
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Strong story lends to some powerful acting.
8 March 2002 | by PatrynXXSee all my reviews

Unfortunatly , their lips aren't moving right. So their either lip synching or it's been dubbed. Richard Troxell's the best in this. His emotion drips off the screen. So's his cohort. The actress playing butterfly looks and acts too old for the part. I personally loved this film. But as they are singing in opera terms, many might not appreciate it. It's up to you. (example: I found it to be uplifting and another person found it to be more depressing than The Refelecting Skin.) So what you take from it is entirely up to you. :)

9/10 (can't give it a full 10 because of the dubbing/lip synch problems.

Quality: 9/10 Entertainment: 10/10 (how can you not. with such powerful singing) Replayable: 6/10

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