The Blue Butterfly(Movie, 2004)

1h 37min | Genres: Adventure, Drama
The Blue ButterflyRating: 3.4/5 (with 1111 votes)
The Blue Butterfly (French: Le papillon bleu) is a 2004 Canadian adventure drama film, directed by Léa Pool, produced by Porchlight Entertainment and Alliance Atlantis, distributed by Monterey Media and starring Marc Donato as Pete Carlton, a boy terminally ill with cancer, whose final wish is to find the elusive blue morpho butterfly. William Hurt plays entomologist Alan Osborne, who takes him to the jungles of Costa Rica to find the insect. The story is based on the life of David Marenger and his trip with entomologist Georges Brossard in 1987. It was filmed on location in Canada's Montreal, Quebec and Central America's Costa Rica. ()
Movie poster of The Blue Butterfly

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About The Blue Butterfly

Based on a true story, The Blue Butterfly tells the story of a terminally ill 10-year-old boy whose dream is to catch the most beautiful butterfly on Earth, the mythic and elusive Blue Morpho. His mother persuades a renowned entomologist to take them on a trip to the jungle to search for the butterfly, leading to an adventure that will transform their lives.

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Additional Information

Production country: Canada
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 8 languages: German (DE), English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Hebrew (HE), Hungarian (HU), Russian (RU), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Released
Release date US: 08/26/2004 (World premiere: 02/20/2004)
Director: Léa Pool
Screenwriter: Pete McCormack
Film Editor: Michel Arcand
Director of Photography: Pierre Mignot
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"Mariposa azul"
"Le Papillon Bleu"
"Sinine liblikas"
"En busca de un sueño"
"To teleftaio thavma"
"Kék pillangó"
"A Borboleta Azul"
Budget: 12,500,000 USD
Revenue: 1,775,619 USD (= 14%)

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