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Purple Butterfly

Chinese director Lou Ye (Suzhou River) contributes this almost Hitchcockian historical drama about a disenchanted Chinese woman (Memoirs of a Geisha's Zhang Ziyi) who joins a secret resistance group in Japanese-occupied Shanghai and ends up crossing paths with an ex-lover (Toru Nakamura, 2009: Lost Memories). The plot is slow moving, but the cinematography is gorgeous and moody. In Mandarin, Japanese and Vietnamese with English subtitles. 127 minutes R.