Silence Has No Wings

  • 1971
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

This symbolic story about the lack of human values in contemporary society opens with a little boy capturing a rare butterfly. He eagerly brings it to his teacher, but she thinks him to be a liar since this species is never found in their region. Since he doesn't wish to be known as a liar, the boy tearfully destroys the beautiful insect. Then the film...read more

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This symbolic story about the lack of human values in contemporary society opens with a little boy capturing a rare butterfly. He eagerly brings it to his teacher, but she thinks him to be a liar since this species is never found in their region. Since he doesn't wish to be known as a

liar, the boy tearfully destroys the beautiful insect. Then the film takes a fanciful look at how the rare butterfly may have migrated from the south to northern Japan. Along the route we see the dehumanizing aspects of big city-life in Nagasaki, Hiroshima, Kyoto, and Hong Kong, as seen through

the butterfly's eyes.

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  • Released: 1971
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: This symbolic story about the lack of human values in contemporary society opens with a little boy capturing a rare butterfly. He eagerly brings it to his teacher, but she thinks him to be a liar since this species is never found in their region. Since he… (more)

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