The Butterfly Room (2012)

Blu-ray, 1h 27min
Rating: 5.5
Votes: 1891
Languages: English
Country: Italy, USA

Plot outline

A reclusive and butterfly-obsessed elderly lady suffering from bipolar disorder develops a disturbing relationship with a mysterious but seemingly innocent youngster.

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A reclusive and butterfly-obsessed elderly lady suffering from bipolar disorder develops a disturbing relationship with a mysterious but seemingly innocent youngster.

Ann, a reclusive elegant lady, with an obsession for butterflies, is surprisingly befriended by the eerily beautiful young Alice. Using her seductive innocence, Alice establishes a disturbing mother daughter relationship with Ann. Lured into her twisted world, Ann soon discovers that she is not the only recipient of the girl's affections. - Anonymous

The entomologist Ann is an old lonely woman with bipolar disorder and rejected by her daughter Dorothy due to a serious incident when Dorothy was a child. When Ann meets the manipulative girl Alice in a mall, she becomes Ann's companion, receiving an allowance in return. Soon Ann finds that Alice manipulates other old women and she visits her crippled mother Monika and she discovers that she is a prostitute that uses Alice to make money for her. Ann reacts in a violent way against Alice's mother and triggers her madness. In the present days, Ann meets the girl Julie in her building alone in the corridor. Her mother and Ann's neighbor Claudia neglects her daughter and Ann takes care of Julie. Ann brings Julie to her apartment and she does not allow her to enter in her butterfly room, where she keeps more sensitive specimens; however Julie tells to her mother that there is a girl inside the room. What is the secret of the butterfly room? - Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil