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PAPILLONS JAPONAIS, LES

JAPANISCHE SCHMETTERLINGE

On a stage with an oriental backdrop, a Japanese magician performs a series of magic tricks in which he makes a number of characters appear and disappear, who go on to dance around the stage with colourful parasols. Finally, a large butterfly appears which then turns into a woman, who performs a serpentine dance. The film forms part of what is known as 'cinema of attractions', successor to the p…