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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.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time International Box Office (Rank 9,001-9,100) 9,037 $116,670
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 15,001-15,100) 15,098 $116,670

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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

Leading Cast

   Ingrid Jonker
   Jack Cope
   Abraham Jonker

Supporting Cast

Graham Clarke    Uys Krige
Nicholas Pauling    Eugene Martitz
Candice D'Arcy    Anna Jonker

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Production and Technical Credits

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

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March 2nd, 2012

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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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