The Blue Butterfly

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Release Date: February 20, 2004

On DVD/VOD: October 12, 2004

1h 36m | Drama

With his brain cancer reaching the terminal phase, Pete, a ten-year-old boy, takes refuge in observing the world of the insects. His biggest wish is to capture the blue Morpho, a butterfly found in the tropical forests of Central and South America. Pete asks his idol, the entomologist Alan Osborne, to help him carry out his dream. At first flat out refusing, the scientist reconsiders after Pete’s mother pleads with him. The three of them fly to Costa Rica, but the season of blue Morpho is drawing to a close and Alan and Pete only have a few days to capture a specimen.

Canadian Connection  Canadian Connection: Partly filmed in Montreal, Quebec.
Director: Léa Pool
Studio: Alliance Atlantis Vivafilm
Producer(s): Arnie Gelbart, Claude Bonin, Francine Allaire, Michael Haggiag
Cast: Marc Donato, William Hurt, Pascale Bussières, Raoul Trujillo
Writer(s): Pete McCormack
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