The Last Butterfly Movie Review 1992

Information and Film Reviews for The Last Butterfly the Movie

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Quiet Holocaust movie set in Theresienstadt, the Czechoslovak ghetto city used by the Nazis to persuade the outside world of their humane treatment of the Jews. Noted French mime Antoine Moreau (Courtenay) has fallen under suspicion by the Gestapo. He's "persuaded" to give a performance in Theresienstadt for the benefit of the visiting Red Cross but decides to subvert Nazi propaganda with his own version of "Hansel and Gretel." This time the witch feeds the children into her oven. Muted performances and screenplay (adapted from the Michael Jacot novel) heightened the film's surreal calmness.


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Available on VHS
Running time 106 minutes.
Originally from Czech.

Cast and Crew

The Holocaust, Nazis & Other Paramilitary Slugs, World War II, Concentration/Internment Camps
Karel Kachyna, Ota Hofman
Tom Courtenay, Brigitte Fossey, Freddie Jones, Ingrid Held, Linda Jablonska
Karel Kachyna
Alex North
Steven North, Arrow Releasing, New Line Cinema

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