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by Paula van der Oest


She searched for a home, she searched for love. Confronted by Apartheid and a father who was Minister of censorship. With men like Jack Cope and Andre Brink she found much love, but no home. In his first speech to the South African Parliament Nelson Mandela read her poem "The Dead Child of Nyanga" and addresses her as one of the finest poets of South Africa.

original title: Black Butterflies
country: Netherlands, Germany, South Africa, United Kingdom
sales agent: Global Screen GmbH (a brand of Telepool GmbH)
year: 2010
genre: fiction
directed by: Paula van der Oest
film run: 100'
release date: NL 31/03/2011, FR 22/02/2012
screenplay: Greg Latter
cast: Carice van Houten, Rutger Hauer, Liam Cunningham, Grant Swanby, Leon Clingman, Candice D'Arcy
cinematography by: Giulio Biccari
art director: Darryl Hammer
costumes designer: Rae Donnelly
producer: Karl Baumgartner, Debi Nethersole, Arry Voorsmit
production: IDTV Film, Riba Filmproductions, Comet Films, Spier Films UK, NTR
distributor: A-Film Distribution, Zootrope Films
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