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Black Butterflies

Not Yet Rated| 1 hr. 40 min.

Plot Summary
Having grown up during the height of apartheid in South Africa, poet Ingrid Jonker searches for love and a new home.

Cast: Rutger Hauer , Carice van Houten , Liam Cunningham , Grant Swanby , Martinus Van Der Berg , Graham Clarke , Candice D'Arcy , Leon Clingman

Director: Paula van der Oest

Genres: Drama

Black Butterflies (2011)

Release Date: March 2nd, 2012|1 hr. 40 min.

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  • Paula van der Oest's biopic of South African poet Ingrid Jonker is conventional yet captivating thanks in large part to a terrific lead performance from Carice van Houten. show more

  • Neither another bland biopic about a self-destructive artist nor an historical scrapbook about a country in the grip of slavery, Black Butterflies is a dark, moving depiction of the life and death of a brave rebellious, idiosyncratic woman who made significant strides toward changing the world around her and paid a heavy toll for her passion. show more

  • A reasonably sensitive and occasionally insightful look into the mind and psyche of an impassioned and deeply troubled artist. show more

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