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Black Butterflies

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Complete Title: Black Butterflies
Synopsis: Poetry, politics, madness, and desire collide in the true story of the woman hailed as South Africa's Sylvia Plath. In 1960s Cape Town, as Apartheid steals the expressive rights of blacks and whites alike, young Ingrid Jonker (Carice van Houten, Black Book) finds her freedom scrawling verse while frittering through a series of stormy affairs. Amid escalating quarrels with her lovers and her rigid father, a parliament censorship minister (Rutger Hauer), the poet witnesses an unconscionable event that will alter the course of both her artistic and personal lives. Ravishing cinematography and a classical approach to dramatic storytelling augment van Houten's magnetic central performance as a woman governed by equal parts genius and mercurial gloom. Her inner turmoil mirrored her country's upheaval, but in this achingly heartfelt period drama the people always have center stage, not the politics.
Color: Color
Box Office: 0
Theatrical Release Date: Mar 1, 2012
Video Release Date: Jul 16, 2012
Cast: Rutger Hauer, Liam Cunningham, Carice van Houten, Grant Swanby, Graham Clarke, Marthinus Van den Berg
Director: Paula van der Oest
Genre: Drama
Studio: Tribeca Film
Original Release: 2012
Animated: Live-Action
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