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Butterflies (Schmetterlinge)

The film is based on the short story Butterflies by Ian McEwan. A little girl has drowned in a nearby canal. A 19-year-old man, who lives in the same inner-city neighborhood, is the sole witness. Although he has made a statement to the police of everything he saw, the father of the little girl wants to talk to him today. The young man still has a few hours before the meeting, and lots of time to kill on this dreary Saturday. The events of the past days spring forth in his memory.
Category Short
Year of Production 1986
Director Wolfgang Becker
Screenplay Wolfgang Becker
Cinematography Martin Kukula
Production Company Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB)