A young biologist (Mark Rylance), having lost everything in an expedition to the Amazon, returns to England to find a wealthy wife and rebuild his work and reputation. He thinks he's found the gorgeous answer to his dreams (Kensit) and marries her, but gradually realizes he has plunged into a milieu drowning in secrets. He also finds himself drawn to a quiet, mysterious servant (Thomas) who may have the keys to his dilemma. The film is based on the A.S. Byatt novella "Morpho Eugenia," and is memorable not only for the fine, intense plot and acting, but the arresting costumes: the bright colors of the women's dresses very much resemble butterflies and other rare insects.
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus