The Blue Butterfly

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  96 min.
Release Date: February 20, 2004
DVD: October 12, 2004

Current rating: Rating: 4.69
based on 820 votes and 22 reviews
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Cast: Marc Donato, William Hurt, Pascale Bussières, Raoul Trujillo


With his brain cancer reaching the terminal phase, Pete, a ten-year-old boy, takes refuge in observing the world of the insects. His biggest wish is to capture the blue Morpho, a butterfly found in the tropical forests of Central and South America. Pete asks his idol, the entomologist Alan Osborne, to help him carry out his dream. At first flat out refusing, the scientist reconsiders after Pete’s mother pleads with him. The three of them fly to Costa Rica, but the season of blue Morpho is drawing to a close and Alan and Pete only have a few days to capture a specimen.

Canadian Connection  Canadian Connection: Partly filmed in Montreal, Quebec.

Director: Léa Pool
Studio: Alliance Atlantis Vivafilm
Producer(s): Arnie Gelbart, Francine Allaire, Claude Bonin, Michael Haggiag
Screenplay: Pete McCormack
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  • 5 stars "Apart of the inspiring story, the filming is incredibly beautiful. Fine acting. Very good directing.There is a European sensibility in the story telling.I saw it years ago, and loved then as again yesterday. This is a film worth the ticket price and time to see it, or just sit back and enjoy over again on video. It is Wonderful!"