Black Butterflies

Black Butterflies (2011)

  • Genre: Drama, Romance
  • Release Date: 2011-02-06
  • User Rating: 6.3/10 from 18 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 40min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: CoBo Fonds
  • Production Country: Germany, Netherlands, South Africa
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Confronted by Apartheid and a father who was Minister of Censorship, Ingrid Jonker searched for a home, searched for love. With men like Jack Cope and André Brink she found much love, but no home. Later, in his first speech to the South African Parliament Nelson Mandela read her poem "The Dead Child of Nyanga" and addressed her as one of the finest poets of South Africa.

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  • Carice van Houten

    as Ingrid Jonker
  • Rutger Hauer

    as Abraham Jonker
  • Liam Cunningham

    as Jack Cope
  • Nicholas Pauling

    as Eugene Maritz
  • Grant Swanby

    as Jan Rabie
  • Graham Clarke

    as Uys Krige
  • Damon Berry

    as Pieter Venter
  • Jennifer Steyn

    as Lucille - Lulu
  • Candice D'Arcy

    as Anna Jonker
  • Leon Clingman

    as Valkenberg receptionist
  • Waldemar Schultz

    as Ettiene le Roux
  • Tarryn Page

    as Irma
  • Sabrina Oschmann

    as Young Ingrid
  • Florence Masebe

    as Maria
  • Ceridwen Morris

    as Marjorie
  • Thamsanqua Mbongo

    as Nkosi
  • Louis Pretorius

    as Mike Loots
  • Marthinus Van den Berg

    as Maruis Schoon
Editing Sander Vos Editor
Production Job Gosschalk Casting
Writing Greg Latter Writer
Production Christa Schamberger Casting
Production Jeremy Zimmermann Casting
Production Arry Voorsmit Producer
Production Frans van Gestel Producer
Camera Giulio Biccari Director of Photography
Production Richard Claus Producer
Production Arnold Heslenfeld Executive Producer
Directing Paula van der Oest Director
Production Anna Feyder Casting
Production Michael Auret Producer
Sound Philip Miller Original Music Composer
Art Darryl Hammer Production Design
Art Darryl Hammer Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Rae Donnelly Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Francesca Van Der Feyst Key Hair Stylist
Costume & Make-Up Raine Edwards Makeup Department Head
Production Amanda Law Line Producer
Production Petra Pechackova Associate Producer
Art Ashleigh Tobias Set Decoration