Butterfly Kiss

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When punky weirdo Eunice wanders into a service-station in search of a friend, the dowdy girl at the counter, Miriam, is so drawn to the belligerent vagrant that she takes her home. That night, to Miriam's bemusement, Eunice strips off to reveal a bruised, chained, pierced body and seduces her; the next morning, however, finding her guest gone, Miriam feels impelled to head off in pursuit, a move that will draw her into Eunice's brutal world of seedy sexual encounters and habitual murder. This bleak, provocative debut is at once emphatically English and clearly indebted to American crime and road movies. It's an odd, unsettling little movie, graced with an uneven but authentically raw performance from Plummer as the ranting sociopath and a subtler, sometimes touching turn from Reeves as her beguiled accomplice/would-be redeemer.

By: GA

Release details

Duration: 88 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Michael Winterbottom
Screenwriter: Frank Cottrell-Boyce
Cast: Amanda Plummer
Saskia Reeves
Kathy Jamieson
Des McAleer
Lisa Jane Riley
Paul Brown