Swallowtail Butterfly DVD (NTSC Region 3)


Shunji Iwai`s amazing film taking several intertwining story lines and weaving them into one of the finest Japanese movies in recent memory. Because of its structure, it has been called the Japanese Pulp Fiction.

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Shunji Iwai`s Swallowtail Butterfly takes place in the ‘Yentown’ section of a Tokyo – shantytown ghetto inhabited by immigrants from all over Asia. The story revolves around a group of poverty-stricken immigrants, to whom a sudden twist of fate gives the opportunity to literally make money and thus realize their dreams. Unfortunately, their luck is not without it’s consequences, and even if they get what they’ve always dreamed of, they may realize they’ve gone after the wrong dream. Truly amazing in scope with several intertwining story lines providing the viewer with one of the very finest Japanese films of the last several years.

  • Import DVD

  • NTSC Region 3

  • Anamorphic Widescreen

  • Japanese DD 5.1 Audio

  • English Subtitles

Additional information

Weight 5 oz