• Black Butterflies (2011)

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Release Date: March 2nd, 2012

DVD Release Date: July 17th, 2012

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

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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