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Black Butterflies (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $0Details
International Box Office $116,670Details
Worldwide Box Office $116,670
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Poetry, politics, madness and desire collide in the 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 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, the poet witnesses an unconscionable event that will alter the course of both her artistic and personal lives.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
67% - Fresh
61% - Upright

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 2nd, 2012 (Limited) by TriBeca Films
International Releases: September 23rd, 2011 (Wide) (Brazil)
October 12th, 2012 (Wide) (Colombia)
Running Time: 100 minutes
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Keywords: Bigotry, Discrimination, Political, Dysfunctional Family, Relationships Gone Wrong, Writing and Writers
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: IDTV Film production, Cool Beans, Comet Film, Spier Films, Riba Film International
Production Countries: Germany,
South Africa


   Ingrid Jonker
   Jack Cope
Graham Clarke    Uys Krige
Nicholas Pauling    Eugene Martitz
Candice D'Arcy    Anna Jonker
   Abraham Jonker

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Greg Latter
Cinematographer    Giulio Biccari
Composer    Philip Miller
Editor    Sander Vos
Production Designer    Darryl Hammer
Make-up and Hair Designer    Rainne Edwards
Costume Designer    Rae Donnelly
Casting Director    Christa Schamberger
Casting Director    Ana Feyder
Casting Director    Jeremy Zimmerman
Producer    Frans van Gestel
Producer    Richard Claus
Producer    Michael Auret
Producer    Arry Voorsmit
Executive Producer    Arnold Heslenfeld
Co-Producer    Marina Blok

Limited Releases Look to Earn a Billion Dollars

March 2nd, 2012

It's quite a busy week in terms of limited releases with nine films on this week's list. There are a couple that are earning very strong reviews, like Boy and Last Days Here. There are also a couple opening wider than the average limited release, like Paan Singh Tomar and Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie. Unfortunately, the widest release of the week, Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie, is also earning some of the weakest reviews of the week. More...

Weekend Box Office Performance

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Brazil 9/23/2011 $0 0 1 1 $70,495 12/6/2015
Colombia 10/12/2012 $0 0 3 11 $46,175 12/12/2015
International Total$116,670 12/12/2015

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