Purple Butterfly

Like his moody, leisurely SUZHOU RIVER (2000), Chinese director Lou Ye's wartime thriller prizes mood over straightforward storytelling and creates a damp, oppressive atmosphere that almost seems to cling to the skin. Manchuria, 1928: Amid growing hostility towards Japanese influence in Northeastern China, foreign student Hidehiko Itami (Toru Nakamura) boards...read more

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Director (1 Credit)
Lou Ye
Writer (1 Credit)
Lou Ye
Producer (2 Credits)
Wang Wei
Zhu Yongde
Exec. Producer (5 Credits)
Zhou Wu
Jean-Louis Piel
Vincent Maraval
Co-Producer (2 Credits)
Naian Yang Cheng
Zhong Zheng
Cinematographer (1 Credit)
Wang Yu
Editor (2 Credits)
Chen Xiaohong
Lou Ye
Musical Composer (1 Credit)
Jorg Lemberg
Art Director (1 Credit)
Liu Weixin
Set Decorator (1 Credit)
Qin Feng
Costumes (1 Credit)
Liu Weicin
Sound (1 Credit)
Liu Jiajin
Make Up (1 Credit)
Zhang Zheng