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Black Butterflies (2011)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama | 31 March 2011 (Netherlands)
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In apartheid-torn South Africa, poet Ingrid Jonker struggles tragically in search of love and a sense of home.

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Paula van der Oest

Writer:

Greg Latter
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Carice van Houten ... Ingrid Jonker
Liam Cunningham ... Jack Cope
Rutger Hauer ... Abraham Jonker
Graham Clarke ... Uys Krige
Nicholas Pauling ... Eugene Maritz
Candice D'Arcy Candice D'Arcy ... Anna Jonker
Ceridwen Morris Ceridwen Morris ... Marjorie
Grant Swanby ... Jan Rabie
Waldemar Schultz Waldemar Schultz ... Etienne le Roux
Tarryn Page Tarryn Page ... Irma
Louis Pretorius Louis Pretorius ... Mike Loots
Damon Berry Damon Berry ... Pieter Venter
Martinus Van Der Berg Martinus Van Der Berg ... Marius Schoon (as Marthinus Van den Berg)
Florence Masebe Florence Masebe ... Maria
Jennifer Steyn Jennifer Steyn ... Lucille Jonker (Lulu)
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She searched for a home, she searched for love. Confronted by Apartheid and a father who was Minister of censorship. With men like Jack Cope and Andre Brink she found much love, but no home. In his first speech to the South African Parliament Nelson Mandela read her poem "The Dead Child of Nyanga" and addresses her as one of the finest poets of South Africa. Written by Anonymous

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Her words united a whole continent. [Scandinavian DVD.]

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Biography | Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Netherlands]

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 March 2011 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Borboletas Negras See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,416,573
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Dolby SR

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Carice van Houten and Liam Cunningham would go on to star in the HBO series "Game of Thrones" together. See more »

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Featured in De Wereld Draait Door: Episode #6.66 (2010) See more »

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This is a biographical drama about Ingrid Jonker
22 April 2013 | by gdumpSee all my reviews

It would be extremely useful if IMDb were to actually mention this on the movie's page somewhere.

If you are not from South Africa, you've probably never heard of this poetess from that Aparathied era. Unfortunately, this movie is unlikely to make you want to learn any more about her as it portrays her as an extremely unlikable, self-centred, promiscuous abuser of everyone she meets. I have no idea if this is actually how Jonker was in life, and quite frankly this movie makes me not care in the least.

I'm sure she must have had some redeeming qualities, but the lacklustre performances and horrible script disguise them well.


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