About the film
concentration camp world war ii nazi orchestra mime gestapo red cross pigalle paris oven ashes nazi propaganda
The Last Butterfly
Release Date: January 01, 1991
|Production Companies||:||HTV International Ltd., Filmové studio Barrandov, Atlantique Productions|
|Writers||:||Marc Princi, Ota Hofman, Karel Kachyňa, Michael Jacot|
Stage mime Antoine Moreau is compelled by the Gestapo to put on a performance for the children of Terezin, a "model" concentration camp, to convince the Red Cross observers that the camp is truly what it seems. Reluctant at first, Moreau slowly learns the true nature of the camp, including the meaning of the "transports" on which people leave. With a world-class orchestra (made up of people interned in the camp) and a cast of children, Moreau stages a show to end all shows.