- General info
"Swallowtail Butterfly" takes place in an alternate Japan, in a ghetto where immigrants from all over the world have come to live and make their fortune. The city is called Yentown, and it is much like Tokyo. Sixteen-year-old Ageha (Ayumi Itô), a young girl whose mother has just died, is passed on from person to person until a prostitute named Glico (Chara) finally takes pity on her. Under Glico's care, Ageha has many experiences with the other poverty-stricken immigrants in Yentown. Eventually, due to a sudden twist in fate, the immigrants are given a chance to realize their dreams. But in doing so, they destroy their solidarity, and have to face their problems separately.
- Hiroshi Mikami, Chara, Ayumi Itô, Yôsuke Eguchi, Andy Chi-On Hui, Atsurô Watabe, Tomoko Yamaguchi, Nene Ohtsuka, Kaori Momoi, Yoriko Dôguchi, Mickey Curtis, Tetsu Watanabe, Sansei Shiomi, Shirô Takehatsu, Shiek Mahmud-Bey, Kenji Kohashi, Hua Rong Weng, Kaori Fujii, Kent Frick, Rolly
- Japan, Drama
- Release Date:
- Not released
- Run Time:
- 148 minutes
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