The Girl From Nagasaki
by Michel Comte


The Girl from Nagasaki directed by Michel Comte and

his wife Ayako Yoshida, is a multimedia, contemporary

retelling of Puccini’s classic opera Madame Butterfly.


 Today, May 18th Michel Comte and Daniel Morelli

 celebrate the completion of principal photography

of “The girl from Nagasaki” with a cocktail at 

The Du Cap-Eden-Roc,in Antibes.


 The Girl from Nagasaki is shot in 3D live action including

musical performances, contemporary ballet, and original

animated sequences.  After filming around the world in

numerous locations including Japan, Germany, the United

States and Italy, Comte chose to film his grand finale at

Teatro Valle in Rome, one of the first opera houses to

premiere Puccini’s original “Madame Butterfly”. The

film stars both  Mirko Wordell and prima ballerina

Polina Semionova as the tragic geisha Madame Butterfly,

 Ayako Yoshida as her faithful maid Suzuki, and both 

Edoardo Ponti and Christopher Lee as Officer Pinkerton.

The movie boasts a multi-generational cast including Robert

Evans, Nobu Matsuhisa, Michael Nyqvist, Michael Wincott,

 Anna Orso, Clemens Schick, Lisa Zane,  Mehmet Yumak,

 Burhan Öçal, Marianne Faithfull and Sasha Alexander.


The Girl from Nagasaki comes to theaters in 2013.