M. Butterfly

  |  Book Tickets: 02/11/1993
  |  Watch Now: 09/11/2010
  |  96 min
Rated 15 by the BBFC
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In 1986 a French diplomat was arrested with his lover for passing French documents to the Chinese. In the ensuing outcry it was revealed that not only was Shi (John Lone), the Chinese Opera singer, a spy, but also that she was a he. The Frenchman (Jeremy Irons) denied all knowledge of both. In this version of the story Canadian director David Cronenberg concentrates on the emotional relationship rather than the espionage angle.