Outside a mountain town grappling with a series of abductions and murders, Paul (Antonio Banderas), a reclusive writer, struggles to start what he hopes will be a career-saving screenplay.
Oh wow this was everything I had hoped and more. I could tell Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Antonio Banderas would act their roles well but boy they were brilliant. Banderas was superb in the role of the drunkard functioning writer and Meyer’s controlled lunacy kept me on edge.
The film has a good balance of tension and mystery, in such an idyllic landscape. The photograph and the way some scenes are shot and cut are very well done.
The twist towards the end was not 100% believable but it was good enough to leave me flabbergasted and the way the scenes unfolded after that was spine-chilling.
As has happened lately much too often, the last scene of the movie ruined it big time. It would have been so much better without that, it was an unnecessary cop-out.
Still, I highly recommend Black Butterfly. Savour it, don’t let a single moment slip away because you will want to review everything in the end.