Butterfly Kiss is a 1995 British film, directed by Michael Winterbottom and written by Frank Cottrell Boyce. It stars Amanda Plummer and Saskia Reeves. It was also released under the alternative title Killer on the Road. The film was entered into the 45th Berlin International Film Festival.
|Directed by||Michael Winterbottom|
|Written by||Frank Cottrell Boyce|
Set on the bleak motorways of Lancashire, Butterfly Kiss tells the story of Eunice (Plummer), a bisexual serial killer, and Miriam (Reeves), a naive, innocent and lonely young girl who falls under her spell.
Miriam runs away from home and meets Eunice, and soon becomes her lover and accomplice. At a truck stop, Eunice first offers the unwilling Miriam to a trucker for sex, then rescues her in mid-rape by murdering the driver. When the hitchhiking duo are picked up by another licentious man, Miriam returns to their motel room to find Eunice and their benefactor having rough sex in the shower. Mistaking the consensual sex for the rape from which Eunice earlier rescued her, Miriam returns the favor by beating their benefactor to death with the hand-held showerhead, to Eunice's delight. Eunice finally brings Miriam to the ocean, where she makes Miriam kill her.
|Des McAleer||Eric McDermott|
|Fine Time Fontayne||Tony|
|Suzy Yannis||Motel receptionist|
|Julie Walker||Shop assistant|
- "Walkin' Back To Happiness" Helen Shapiro
- "I Will Survive" Gloria Gaynor
- "Ridiculous Thoughts" The Cranberries
- "You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me" The New Seekers
- "Silly Games" Janet Kay
- "Away" The Cranberries
- "Leavin' On Your Mind" Patsy Cline
- "Trouble" Shampoo
- "There's More To Life Than This" Björk
- "I Don't Need" The Cranberries
- "Stay" Shakespeare's Sister
- "Missed" PJ Harvey
- "Jewel" Marcella Detroit
- "World In Motion" New Order
- "No Need To Argue" The Cranberries
Film critic Roger Ebert, in a positive review, noted that the characters' names are shortened to "Mi" and "Eu" throughout the film, suggesting that they may represent "parts of a schizophrenic personality."
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- Ebert, Roger (9 August 1996). "Butterfly Kiss". Chicago Sun Times. Retrieved 2 August 2007.
- Elley, Derek (16 February 1995). "Butterfly Kiss". Variety. Retrieved 2 August 2007.
- "The Billen Interview Andrew Billen meets Saskia Reeves", The Guardian, 6 August 1995