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THE GIRL FROM NAGASAKI

by Michel Comte

synopsis

Based upon Giacomo Puccini’s opera Madame Butterfly, the film introduces Cho-Cho, a child survivor of the cataclysmic bombing of Nagasaki at the end of World War II. The daughter of a geisha, Cho-Cho sets her sights on becoming the wife of a brilliant, young American military pilot based in Japan—and she succeeds. Trained as an astronaut, her new husband departs for a mission. Even though he promises to return, Cho-Cho feels she has been left to manufacture hope in the face of despair.

international title: The Girl from Nagasaki
original title: The Girl from Nagasaki
country: Germany, United States, Japan, Italy
year: 2013
genre: fiction
directed by: Michel Comte
screenplay: Anne-Marie Mackay, Michel Comte
cast: Mariko Wordell, Edoardo Ponti, Christopher Lee, Michael Wincott, Michael Nyqvist, Polina Semionova
cinematography by: Gigi Malavasi
film editing: Nick Tamburri
art director: James Dean
costumes designer: Ayako Yoshida
music: Alessandro Cipriani, Luigi Ceccarelli
producer: Michel Comte, Ayako Yoshida, Amy Filbeck
production: Shotz Fiction Film, M4 Films AG, The Astronauts Guild
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