The Butterfly (2003)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Childhood Drama  |   Release Date - Dec 19, 2003 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 85 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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Directed and written by Philippe Muyl, the family-friendly Le Papillon (The Butterfly) concerns a search for the title creature. Often lonely because of her single mother's busy work schedule, eight-year-old Elsa (Claire Bouanich) befriends an elderly neighbor man named Julien (Michel Serrault), eventually joining him on a trek to find a rare butterfly that lives for only 72 hours. As the relationship between the two teaches them both a few things about themselves, Elsa's mother (Nade Dieu) worries that her daughter has been kidnapped.

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boy, butterflies, friendship, kidnapping, mother, neighbor, senior-citizen, single-parent