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Manufacturer: Palm Pictures / Umvd
Publisher: Palm Pictures / Umvd
Starring: Ziyi Zhang, Tôru Nakamura, Ye Liu, Yuanzheng Feng, Bingbing Li
Directed By: Ye Lou

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Product Description:
Audience Rating: R (Restricted)
Binding: DVD
Brand: Universal Studios
EAN: 0660200310523
Feature: Factory sealed DVD
Format: Multiple Formats
Item Dimensions: Array
Label: Palm Pictures / Umvd
Languages: Array
Manufacturer: Palm Pictures / Umvd
Model: 2245117
MPN: PLMS3105DVD
Number Of Discs: 1
Number Of Items: 1
Publication Date: 2012-07-03
Publisher: Palm Pictures / Umvd
Region Code: 1
Release Date: 2005-02-15
Running Time: 127
Studio: Palm Pictures / Umvd
Product Features:
Factory sealed DVD
Editorial Review:
A woman who witnesses her brother's death joins an underground resistance group that years later target for assassination a man that the woman fell in love with years earlier.
Zhang Ziyi looks as beautiful as ever in Purple Butterfly, a film that takes her out of the martial-arts world of Hero and House of Flying Daggers. She plays a member of Purple Butterfly, an underground resistance group fighting against the Japanese aggression in early-1930s China. The movie's central dilemma comes when her ex-lover, a Japanese agent (Toru Nakamura), returns to Shanghai and is earmarked for assassination by Purple Butterfly. This compelling-sounding set-up is frustratingly unfulfilled, as director Ye Lou (Shuzou River) opts for an opaque brand of storytelling, in which chronology is jumbled and drama short-circuited. The film looks gorgeous, but it is close to impossible to understand what is going on at any given moment. If handsome images and dreamlike editing are enough, the movie might work for a very select group of patient viewers and Zhang Ziyi fanatics. --Robert Horton
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