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The last butterfly

Author: Boudjemaa DahmaneJacques MéthéSteven NorthOta HofmanKarel KachyňaAll authors
Publisher: [United States] : New Line Home Video : Turner Home Entertainment, [1994]
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A French actor is taken prisoner by the Gestapo and sentenced to perform in the "model city" of Terezin, a concentration camp filled with artists and children to prove to the world how well the Nazis treat the imprisoned Jews. But the actor discovers the horrifying truth and as he rehearses with a group of children in what is to be the last performance of their lives, he refuses to play a role in the Nazi's charade.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
War films
Film adaptations
Fiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Named Person: Michael Jacot
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Boudjemaa Dahmane; Jacques Méthé; Steven North; Ota Hofman; Karel Kachyňa; Tom Courtenay; Brigitte Fossey; Freddie Jones; Ingrid Held; Milan Kǎžko; Josef Kemr; Linda Jablonská; Daniel Margoulis; Alex North; Jiří Krejčík, Jr.; Jǐrí Brožek; Michael Jacot; Cinema et Communication.; Filmové studio Barrandov.; Filmexport Czechoslovakia.; HTV International.; Blum Group.; Action Media Group.; New Line Home Video (Firm); Turner Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 080013866X 9780800138660 0780609751 9780780609754
OCLC Number: 31769460
Language Note: In English. Closed-captioned.
Notes: Based on the story by Michael Jacot.
"The Blum Group and Action Media Group present 'The last butterfly.'"--Container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1991.
Credits: Executive producers, Boudjemaa Dahmane, Jacques Methe, Patrick Dromgoole ; executives in charge of production, Johnny Goodman, Josef Císař ; music, Alex North ; additional music, Milan Svoboda ; director of photography, Jiří Krejčík ; production designer, Zbyněk Hloch ; mime sequences created and choreographed by Boris Hybner ; editor, Jiří Brožek.
Cast: Tom Courtenay, Brigitte Fossey, Freddie Jones, Ingrid Held, Milan Kǎžko, Josef Kemr, Linda Jablonská, Daniel Margolius.
Target Audience: Rated PG-13.
Description: 1 videocassette (106 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS; hi-fi stereo, Dolby processed.
Other Titles: Poslední motýl
Responsibility: Boudjemaa Dahmane et Jacques Méthé présentent ; Cinema et Communication and Film Studio Barrandov with Filmexport Czechoslovakia in association with HTV International Ltd. ; producer, Steven North ; produced in association with Central Television Enterprises, Ltd. ; screenplay by Ota Hofman, Karel Kachyňa ; English adaptation by Mark Princi ; directed by Karel Kachyňa. [The Blum Group and Action Media Group].

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A French actor is taken prisoner by the Gestapo and sentenced to perform in the "model city" of Terezin, a concentration camp filled with artists and children to prove to the world how well the Nazis treat the imprisoned Jews. But the actor discovers the horrifying truth and as he rehearses with a group of children in what is to be the last performance of their lives, he refuses to play a role in the Nazi's charade.

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