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.
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.