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Parents' Guide to

Black Butterflies

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Superb French psych-thriller is violent, sexually explicit.

TV Netflix Drama 2022
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The six-part French series is a sinister thriller that explores love, hate, and the legacy of shame. Flashbacks reveal how Adrien Winckler imagines a young Albert Desiderio (played by Axel Granberger) and Solange, and how their relationship evolved from an innocent friendship between two children stigmatized for being wartime babies born from illicit relationships with military occupiers, to a romance defined by passion and sexualized violence. As the novelist writes and slowly unravels, the parallels drawn between his life and that of the couple take viewers on a strange and complicated journey. Heightening the effect are the multiple cinematic styles incorporated throughout the storytelling process. Black Butterflies is dark and engaging, an entertaining and binge-worthy watch for those who like mature psychological horror.

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