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Auteur Theory

May 8, 2018

On this week's show, Nick and Chris take a look at one of David Cronenberg's strangest films. Strange, relative to Cronenberg, that is - this movie has nary a bursting cocoon, involuntary surgery, or phantasmagoric stomach-vagina in sight! It's the 1993 period-piece romantic drama M. Butterfly.

We join Jeremy Irons in 1960s Beijing, where his ill-fated romance/obsession with an opera singer gets him into all sorts of shit. Does David Cronenberg's unique style still work outside of the world of Canadian bio-horror and in the world of Chinese opera and political unrest? Join Nick and Chris to find out.