A British-Czech co-production from British director Hannah Kodicek which looks at the postwar Communist dictatorship in Czechoslovakia through the eyes of a seven-year-old girl. Maruska ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Florence Hoath ...
Marushka
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Grandma
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Uncle
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Grandpa
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Mother
Stevan Rimkus ...
Vasil
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Great Uncle
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Mrs. Solomon
Rosalie Crutchley ...
Anna
Peter Gideon ...
Misha, Pioneer Leader
Glynis Brooks ...
Woman Teacher
Charles Pemberton ...
Mr. Cernik
Janet Henfrey ...
Mrs. Veverka
Merelina Kendall ...
Piano Teacher
Andrew Taylor ...
Adam
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A British-Czech co-production from British director Hannah Kodicek which looks at the postwar Communist dictatorship in Czechoslovakia through the eyes of a seven-year-old girl. Maruska grows up in Prague in the fifties, raised more by her relatives than her zealous, society-building mother. Written by Czech film center

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Captures the essence of a little girls dream of freedom from communism
9 July 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Pin for the Butterfly did a great job in showing the time of communism inside the Czech Republic. It does have some genuine shots of the beautiful city of Prague as well.

The movie captures a heart felt story of a young girl's pipe-dream of finding freedom and going to America with her Uncle.

The actors did an outstanding job showing the full range of emotions.

The ending is quite stirring and pulls at the heart strings!

I highly recommend this movie.


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