- Rated: Unrated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 30 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: June 11, 2002
- Originally Released: 1995
- Label: First Run Features
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Single Side - Dual Layer
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
- Additional Release Material:
- Interactive Features:
- Interactive Menus
- Scene Access
- Text/Photo Galleries:
- Stills/Photos: Photo Gallery
- Amanda Plummer - Star
- Saskia Reeves - Star
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
"Punishment is the only thing I understand."
- Eunice (AMANDA PLUMMER).
"He doesn't see me!"
- Eunice (AMANDA PLUMMER), screaming at the sky, referring to God.
"Are you Judith'"
- what Eunice (AMANDA PLUMMER) keeps asking her victims.
"I'll make you evil before you make me good."
- Eunice (AMANDA PLUMMER), to Miriam (SASKIA REEVES).
Variety - 02/20/1995
"...Breathtakingly original....From its opening shots, BUTTERFLY KISS exudes a confidence and distinctive feel that promises something rather special..."
New York Times - 05/03/1996
"...[Plummer delivers a] brave, blazing performance..."
Los Angeles Times - 06/06/1996
"...A taut work of rigor and complexity, laced with flashes of pitch-dark humor..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 08/09/1996
"...The performances have a gravity about them that is unusual in the movies..."
Michael Winterbottom's first theatrical feature is a wildly anarchic road movie in which two lesbians fall for each other while speeding through Northern England on a murder spree. Amanda Plummer stars as the exuberantly off-kilter Eunice and Saskia Reeves plays the obsessive Miriam, who falls under Eunice's peculiar spell when she stumbles into her gas station one unassuming afternoon looking for someone named Judith. Little does she realize that Eunice is a cold-blooded killer without any semblance of a conscience. By the time she does discover Eunice's predilection for murder, she's too head-over-heels in love with her to do the right thing and turn her in. Miriam becomes so obsessed with her new lover, that when she discovers a body in the trunk of Eunice's car, she insists they bury it quickly so that no one will find out. As they continue their journey to nowhere, Miriam delves into Eunice's tantalizing and reckless world of murder and begins to wonder if she can separate right from wrong herself. Winterbottom's off-kilter comedy features an electrifyingly insane performance from Plummer, and incorporates a soundtrack by tough girl bands that is a good compliment to the proceedings (PJ Harvey, Bjork, The Cranberries, etc.).
Gay / Lesbian |
- Co-produced by The Merseyside Film Production Fund and Dan Films Ltd.
- Shown at the 1995 Berlin Film Festival, in competition.
- Released theatrically in New York City May 3, 1996.
- Rated BBFC 18 by the British Board of Film Classification.