Based on the novel by bestselling author Philip Pullman ("The Golden Compass")
A teenage romance thriller in the tradition of "Twilight"
From the moment they first met, secrets from a hidden past would tear them apart....
Chris and Jenny are teenage lovers from the gritty side of modern Oxford, England in this adaptation of the acclaimed novel by Philip Pullman (author of The Golden Compass). Chris, a naive lad, suspended between school and college, and Jenny, a free spirit fleeing a traumatised childhood. They are caught in the crossfire, as Carson, a gangster gunman with a grudge, comes looking for Chris's boss, to avenge events from long ago. In echoes of Romeo and Juliet, heady romance gives away to growing suspense when as Carson closes in until, in a final eruption of violence, the star-crossed lovers are sundered forever.
The Butterfly Tattoo introduces a fresh young cast, a soundtrack of unsigned bands from Oxford's vibrant music scene, and a score by veteran renowned composer Ludovico Einaudi to tell a truly heartbreaking story of love and death.