The Butterfly's Dream

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The Butterfly's Dream

The Butterfly's Dream

Release Date: March 24, 1994

Year    :   1994
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Genres    :   Drama, Romance
Production Companies    :   RAI, European Script Fund, SRG SSR, Office Fédéral de la Culture, Filmalbatros, Pierre Grise Productions, Waka Films, Istituto Luce-Italnoleggio Cinematografico, Happy Valley Films, Televisione Svizzera Italiana (TSI)
Director    :   Marco Bellocchio
Producers    :   Marco Bellocchio
Writers    :   Massimo Fagioli
RunTime    :   111 mins.

This European existential drama utilizes complex symbols inspired by abstract psychological theories to explore the effects and reasons behind a young classical actor's decision to stop talking. No one knows why Massimo has vowed to stop talking. Other than speaking dialog from classical plays, Massimo refuses to say a single word. His father, a classic-literature professor believes it reflects to a disappointing love affair. His new girlfriend thinks Massimo is rebelling against his mother, a poet. A director learns of Massimo and commissions his mother to write a play about him. Though Massimo plays himself in the play, and does speak, he returns to silence when the play is finished.

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