The Dichotomy of East and West

An absolutely incredible contemporary masterpiece about a self-absorbed man who is too corrupted by society’s Orientalist stereotypes to see the reversal of the sexual role. Wonderful performance by Jeremy Irons portraying Rene Gallimard, the Western dominant male who metamorphosizes into M(adama) Butterly.

For further referance, it might be interesting to take a look at David Henry Hwang’s play M. Butterfly before watching the movie.

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