The Butterfly (2003)

Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 19mins.
Genres Drama, Comedy, Foreign
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Philippe Muyl Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Francoise Galfre Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Philippe Muyl Producer n/a 3 3000002
Nicolas Herdt Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Mireille Leroy Editor n/a 172 7000001
Nikos Meletopoulos Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Nicolas Errèra Music n/a 120781 8000001
Patrick Godeau Producer n/a 3 3000001
Philippe Muyl Director n/a 2 2000001
Jacques Bouanich Actor Sebastien's Father 1 1000004
Nade Dieu Actor Isabelle 1 1000003
Claire Bouanich Actor Elsa 1 1000002
Catherine Cyler Actor Sebastien's Mother 1 1000005
Helene Hily Actor Marguerite 1 1000006
Pierre Poirot Actor Police Commissioner 1 1000008
Jerry Lucas Actor Sebastian 1 1000007
Michel Serrault Actor Julien 1 1000001
Eight-year-old Elsa and her mom Isabelle, move in next to Julien, an ornery old entomologist with a lavish butterfly collection in his apartment. Her mother is hardly ever home, and Elsa soon grows attached to her neighbor. When Julien sets out on a weeklong hike in search of a rare and beautiful butterfly, Elsa hides herself in his car. Although Julien doesn't want Elsa and her constant questions around, he begrudgingly accepts the situation and allows her to tag along with him on his expedition to the Alps, where she learns many things about the natural and the human world. When Elsa's mother realizes her daughter is missing a few days later, a manhunt begins. Fortunately for all concerned, when the two are found Elsa explains what happens. Julien uses his new place in Elsa's life to try to help her mother realize what her daughter needs from her.