You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Madame Butterfly’ retelling wraps production

3D 'Girl From Nagasaki' portrays Japan, U.S. differences

Swiss photographer Michel Comte and spouse Ayako Yoshida have wrapped production on “The Girl From Nagasaki,” a retelling of Puccini’s “Madame Butterfly.”

The film, which includes musical performances, contemporary ballet and animated sequences, stars Mariko Wordell, ballerina Polina Semionova as Madame Butterfly, Ayako Yoshida, Edoardo Ponti and Christopher Lee.

Cast includes Robert Evans, Nobu Matsuhisa, Michael Nyqvist, Michael Wincott, Anna Orso, Clemens Schick, Lisa Zane, Mehmet Yumak, Marianne Faithfull and Sasha Alexander.

Movie was shot in 3D in Japan, Germany, the U.S. and Italy, with the finale lensed at Teatro Valle in Rome, one of the first opera houses to host “Madame Butterfly.” Story wass scripted in collaboration with Anne-Marie Mackay. Film begins with the first atomic bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki as Madame Butterfly emerges from the ashes of WWII and portrays the differences between Japanese and Western values.

More Film

  • No Merchandising. Editorial Use Only. No

    Box Office: 'A Quiet Place' Back on Top, 'Super Troopers 2' Smokes Projections

    Swiss photographer Michel Comte and spouse Ayako Yoshida have wrapped production on “The Girl From Nagasaki,” a retelling of Puccini’s “Madame Butterfly.” The film, which includes musical performances, contemporary ballet and animated sequences, stars Mariko Wordell, ballerina Polina Semionova as Madame Butterfly, Ayako Yoshida, Edoardo Ponti and Christopher Lee. Cast includes Robert Evans, Nobu Matsuhisa, […]

  • 'The Night Eats the World' Review

    Tribeca Film Review: 'The Night Eats the World'

    Swiss photographer Michel Comte and spouse Ayako Yoshida have wrapped production on “The Girl From Nagasaki,” a retelling of Puccini’s “Madame Butterfly.” The film, which includes musical performances, contemporary ballet and animated sequences, stars Mariko Wordell, ballerina Polina Semionova as Madame Butterfly, Ayako Yoshida, Edoardo Ponti and Christopher Lee. Cast includes Robert Evans, Nobu Matsuhisa, […]

  • Bradley Cooper Robert De Niro

    Bradley Cooper on His Secret Pact With Lady Gaga for 'A Star is Born'

    Swiss photographer Michel Comte and spouse Ayako Yoshida have wrapped production on “The Girl From Nagasaki,” a retelling of Puccini’s “Madame Butterfly.” The film, which includes musical performances, contemporary ballet and animated sequences, stars Mariko Wordell, ballerina Polina Semionova as Madame Butterfly, Ayako Yoshida, Edoardo Ponti and Christopher Lee. Cast includes Robert Evans, Nobu Matsuhisa, […]

  • The seagull

    Tribeca Film Review: 'The Seagull'

    Swiss photographer Michel Comte and spouse Ayako Yoshida have wrapped production on “The Girl From Nagasaki,” a retelling of Puccini’s “Madame Butterfly.” The film, which includes musical performances, contemporary ballet and animated sequences, stars Mariko Wordell, ballerina Polina Semionova as Madame Butterfly, Ayako Yoshida, Edoardo Ponti and Christopher Lee. Cast includes Robert Evans, Nobu Matsuhisa, […]

  • Verne TroyerStarkey Hearing Foundation Awards Gala,

    Verne Troyer, Mini-Me in 'Austin Powers,' Dies at 49

    Swiss photographer Michel Comte and spouse Ayako Yoshida have wrapped production on “The Girl From Nagasaki,” a retelling of Puccini’s “Madame Butterfly.” The film, which includes musical performances, contemporary ballet and animated sequences, stars Mariko Wordell, ballerina Polina Semionova as Madame Butterfly, Ayako Yoshida, Edoardo Ponti and Christopher Lee. Cast includes Robert Evans, Nobu Matsuhisa, […]

  • 'Greatest Showman' Tops Disc Sales Charts

    'Greatest Showman' Tops Disc Sales Charts as 'Last Jedi' Slips to No. 2

    Swiss photographer Michel Comte and spouse Ayako Yoshida have wrapped production on “The Girl From Nagasaki,” a retelling of Puccini’s “Madame Butterfly.” The film, which includes musical performances, contemporary ballet and animated sequences, stars Mariko Wordell, ballerina Polina Semionova as Madame Butterfly, Ayako Yoshida, Edoardo Ponti and Christopher Lee. Cast includes Robert Evans, Nobu Matsuhisa, […]

  • Stockholm review

    Tribeca Film Review: Ethan Hawke in 'Stockholm'

    Swiss photographer Michel Comte and spouse Ayako Yoshida have wrapped production on “The Girl From Nagasaki,” a retelling of Puccini’s “Madame Butterfly.” The film, which includes musical performances, contemporary ballet and animated sequences, stars Mariko Wordell, ballerina Polina Semionova as Madame Butterfly, Ayako Yoshida, Edoardo Ponti and Christopher Lee. Cast includes Robert Evans, Nobu Matsuhisa, […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content