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Butterfly Man

4.3 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews

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A romantic adventure filled with passion, humor, and intrigue. Packed with colorful characters and stunning, exotic locations, Butterfly Man is the story of English backpacker Adam, whose world falls apart when he meets and falls in love with Em, a beautiful Thai masseuse. Featuring a young international star cast, Butterfly Man confronts issues of human trafficking, prostitution set in a world of adventure, intrigue, and the unknown.

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Product Details

  • Actors: Stuart Laing, Napakpapha Nakprasitte, Francis Magee, Gavan O'Herlihy, Abigail Good
  • Directors: Kaprice Kea
  • Writers: Kaprice Kea
  • Producers: Anthony Lefort, Michael Pritchett, Tom Waller
  • Format: Color, Dolby, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
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    Not Rated
  • Studio: Vanguard Cinema
  • DVD Release Date: December 23, 2003
  • Run Time: 95 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0000D9PLB
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #268,961 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Butterfly Man" on IMDb

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Top Customer Reviews

By German on April 25, 2009
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I see five star reviews, and I see a one star review, and neither is really appropriate. Nor is the title, really. A butterfly man is one who goes from girl to girl, and the protagonist only strayed from his main girl once.

So, sure, it's set in Thailand, which is beautiful, and not surprising a traveler unaccustomed to local hospitality falls for a Thai lady who turns out to be in some serious trouble. If anything the movie packs too much in, and the latter half of the movie isn't that believable, and seemed to exist only to add the film makers two cents on human trafficking.
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Bargirls in Thailand call men who flit girl-to-girl 'Butterflys'.
I was one for about 10 years. One of the best times of my life.

And this fine movie is very authentic as well as well-shot/
edited/directed/ written/cast and acted. Very professional.

The circumstances of scams or a variety of crimes which could happen when one-night stands turn into romances are familiar, but not inevitable. There is a phrase which captures your chance for happiness with a pretty young girl who tragically is driven to run through 3-10 'customers' a good night: "You can take the girl out of the bar, but you can't take the bar out of the girl." Best bet for newcomers is hang back and wait and see. Something the hero in this movie didn't do.

ButterflyMan gives surprising, even sophisticated insights into a Western man's mind as he's drawn to the flame. And equally good coverage to the sweetness and the vulnerability of the girl involved. It's a complex multi-level happening between boy and girl with aspects of mutual exploitation, hormone-driven 'love' versus loneliness, desperation and absolute wishful-thinking.

Amazon has many books on this subject and more regarding life in The Land of the Free ('Thai' means free). It's a great country with extraordinary sights to see. And equally-extraordinary things to do. I recommend ANYTHING Thai. Thailand's truly a life- changing place, people, experience, dream come true. Yes, visit Thailand; but maybe you'd better see this movie first . . .
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If you've ever been to Thailand, you'll love this movie as it really does express some of the less desirable aspects of the sex trade. Thailand is a beautiful country with very friendly people and a place I strongly suggest going to. It would have been a better movie if it had of spent a little more time on showing some of the fantastic sights of this gorgeous country. Loved the movie
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This is one of the few movies shot in Thailand, with Thailand as a subject, that really shows any insight into the country (unlike The Beach, for example).
Considering this is a low-budget, it really doesn't look budget. The cinematography is superb and in fact it earned the Best Cinematography award in 2003's Slamdunk Film Festival (the truly indie alternative to the Sundance Fest, and also held in Park City, UT). The performances are also uniformly excellent. Here again, the Thai female lead, Mamee, earned Best Actress at Slamdunk.
Kaprice Kea directs with a sure hand and a lot of sympathy for daily Thai life. I hope we see more from this director soon.
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Bargirls in Thailand call men who flit girl-to-girl 'Butterflys'.
I was one for about 10 years. One of the best times of my life.

And this fine movie is very authentic as well as well-shot/
edited/directed/ written/cast and acted. Very professional.

The circumstances of scams or a variety of crimes which could happen when one-night stands turn into romances are familiar, but not inevitable. There is a phrase which captures your chance for happiness with a pretty young girl who tragically is driven to run through 3-10 'customers' a good night: "You can take the girl out of the bar, but you can't take the bar out of the girl." Best bet for newcomers is hang back and wait and see. Something the hero in this movie didn't do.

ButterflyMan gives surprising, even sophisticated insights into a Western man's mind as he's drawn to the flame. And equally good coverage to the sweetness and the vulnerability of the girl involved. It's a complex multi-level happening between boy and girl with aspects of mutual exploitation, hormone-driven 'love' versus loneliness, desperation and absolute wishful-thinking.

Amazon has many books on this subject and more regarding life in The Land of the Free ('Thai' means free). It's a great country with extraordinary sights to see. And equally-extraordinary things to do. I recommend ANYTHING Thai. Thailand's truly a life- changing place, people, experience, dream come true. Yes, visit Thailand; but maybe you'd better see this movie first . . .
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