About

Freddie is an inept bank clerk with no future. His only hobby is collecting butterflies, which gives him a feeling of power and control that is otherwise totally missing from his life. He comes into a large sum of money, and buys himself a country house. Still unable to make himself at ease socially, he starts to plan on acquiring a girl friend - in the same manner as he collects butterflies. He p...

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Directed by

William Wyler

Written by

John Fowles (Novel)

Runtime

119 minutes

Country

United States of America, United Kingdom

Language

English

Cast

Keywords

butterfly

Photos

Lists

Edgar Wright's 1000 favorite movies Edgar Wright

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role

Oscar nomination for Best Director William Wyler

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium