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    Swallowtail Butterfly

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    Swallowtail Butterfly

    1996     Criminal drama     Japan
    Original lang: Japanese

    In a futuristic metropolis, young Ageha (Ayumi Ito) loses her mother, and Glico (Chara), an infamous prostitute, takes the girl under her wing and helps her survive in the city. Ageha takes a job at a salvage yard with the unscrupulous Feihong (Hiroshi Mikami), whose counterfeiting operation provides him with enough money to open a nightclub. But when a group of gangsters learn about this plan, they violently demand a cut of the action, and threaten the lives of Ageha, Glico and Feihong.

    Directed byShunji Iwai
    Written byShunji Iwai


    Hiroshi Mikami
    Kaori Momoi
    Tadanobu Asano
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