Butterfly Man
Thailand, UK, 2002, 95 minutes, SD
Butterfly Man Synopsis

When British backpacker Adam breaks up with his girlfriend at the beginning of their vacation to Bangkok, he begins roaming the streets, unsure of himself and enamored with the exotic atmosphere. He begins an affair with a girl named Em, but what Adam doesn't realize is that he is what the locals call a "Butterfly Man," a tourist who goes from one woman to the next. His own ignorance ends things with Em, and now he must examine himself to decide who he is and what he wants. He'd better make up his mind quickly though -- he could be in danger of having more than just his heart broken.

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Reviewed by sandrajeanroqui
Am so amazed with the performance of one of the lead characters in this film played by Napakpapha Nakprasitte.  No wonder, she won Best Actress at the Slamdunk Film Festival... more
Am so amazed with the performance of one of the lead characters in this film played by Napakpapha Nakprasitte.  No wonder, she won Best Actress at the Slamdunk Film Festival for her portrayal.  The impressive shots also earned the film the Best CInematography Award from the same fest,  a great feat for a film that depicts romance and deception, among other things.  Check out this film and also discover Thailand's beauty.
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Reviewed by edwinjamescalin
Beyond the impressive shots and the beauty of Thailand, the story also exposes an ugly truth: that of illegal activities by foreigners and the exploit of local girls. This is... more
Beyond the impressive shots and the beauty of Thailand, the story also exposes an ugly truth: that of illegal activities by foreigners and the exploit of local girls. This is sad reality that was somehow depicted in the film. The main actors have unique characters although personally I am more drawn to Em whom I think acted naturally and genuinely.  This is worth watching!
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Reviewed by jeteli
The plot is interesting and the actors are impressive. Butterfly Man while it tackles love, romance and self-discovery is also a story of inter-cultural differences and uniqueness.  Viewers get to... more
The plot is interesting and the actors are impressive. Butterfly Man while it tackles love, romance and self-discovery is also a story of inter-cultural differences and uniqueness.  Viewers get to discover what Thailand is by day as it is by night. Superior cinematic shots also make this film worth watching. 
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Reviewed by josephcalingasa
Was greatly impressed with the Thai actors in this film especially N. Nakprasitte who delivered a natural but very affecting performance. This tale of love, friendship and conflict that bridges... more
Was greatly impressed with the Thai actors in this film especially N. Nakprasitte who delivered a natural but very affecting performance. This tale of love, friendship and conflict that bridges two cultures together is an eye-opening and bittersweet experience for viewers. One gets to discover exotic Thailand and at the same time  taken aback by the hard realities that exist alongside the beauty of the place.  Great cinematic shots and the seascape will take your breath away.  A must-watch!
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Impressive sites and beautiful cinematography, but that's just a backdrop to a riveting story of self discovery. Sometimes we need to shake the tree to get rid of the rotting leaves so to speak...
Impressive sites and beautiful cinematography, but that's just a backdrop to a riveting story of self discovery. Sometimes we need to shake the tree to get rid of the rotting leaves so to speak...
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josephcalingasa Yes, Joseph, the bittersweet realizations of self discovery and cultural backgrounds are divides that can be bridged by love and friendship.
josephcalingasa Yes, Joseph, the bittersweet realizations of self discovery and cultural backgrounds are divides that can be bridged by love and friendship.
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  • A look into a lost soul searching for purpose but getting sidetracked by the allure of the foreign land. Love becomes the saving grace that pulls the lost soul out of darkness.

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  • A look into a lost soul searching for purpose but getting sidetracked by the allure of the foreign land. Love becomes the saving grace that pulls the lost soul out of darkness.
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    lenidecastro  very well-said, love this!  
    lenidecastro  very well-said, love this!  
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    nikkareyes  Thanks Nikka, now for our next adventure!
    nikkareyes  Thanks Nikka, now for our next adventure!
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    lenidecastro  there is a certain mystique in this paradise called Thailand! Am so intrigued! :) 
    lenidecastro  there is a certain mystique in this paradise called Thailand! Am so intrigued! :) 
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  • This film is a shot to the heart of things as foreigners fall for the allure of exotic Thailand and the beauty of its people. It also tackles the dangers involved in falling for this paradise.

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    ronaldgonzales .It is a reality check for those who seek paradise.
    ronaldgonzales .It is a reality check for those who seek paradise.
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  • a tale that will give realizations on the stark differences of two cultures but with one unifying force of  genuine love  that melts away barriers. 

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