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Butterfly (1999)

La lengua de las mariposas (original title)
R | | Drama | 18 August 2000 (USA)
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For Moncho, it's an idyllic year: he starts school, he has a wonderful teacher, he makes a friend in Roque, he begins to figure out some of the mysteries of Eros, and, with his older ... See full summary »

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Manuel Lozano ...
Uxía Blanco ...
Rosa
Gonzalo Uriarte ...
Ramón
Alexis de los Santos ...
Andrés
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D. Avelino
Guillermo Toledo ...
O'Lis
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Carmiña (as Elena Fernández)
Tamar Novas ...
Roque
Tatán ...
Roque Padre
Roberto Vidal Bolaño ...
Boal (as Roberto Vidal)
Celso Parada ...
Macias
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Antonio Lagares ...
Alcalde (as Tucho Lagares)
Milagros Jiménez ...
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For Moncho, it's an idyllic year: he starts school, he has a wonderful teacher, he makes a friend in Roque, he begins to figure out some of the mysteries of Eros, and, with his older brother, a budding saxophone player, he makes a trip with the band from their town in Galicia. But it's also the year that the Spanish Republic comes under fire from Fascist rebels. Moncho's father is a Republican as is the aging teacher, Don Gregorio. As sides are drawn and power falls clearly to one side, the forces of fear, violence, and betrayal alter profoundly what should be the pleasure of coming of age. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A powerful tale about growing up in country growing apart. [DVD] See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$31,253, 18 June 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,086,098, 8 October 2000
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The original Spanish title of the movie was "La lengua de las mariposas" which translates into English as "The Tongue of the Butterflies" but which could also be translated as "The Language of Butterflies". See more »

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Cobardía
by Alejandro Amenábar and Lucio Godoy
© 2003 Nuba Records S. L.
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This is an excellent movie
8 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

I give this movie 10 points and even Woody Allen said he liked it. It's a very touching story about a child and his teacher in the period previous to the Spanish civil war. The movie is based on a novel , the screenplay is almost perfect .The performances , specially but one of the best Spanish actors ever Fernando Fernan Gomez as the teacher is amazing and one you will remember for a long long time and the child Manuel Lozano is at the same quality level of performance . I have seen this movie only once and I still remembered it now. José Luis Cuerda , the director , do a very good job and Alejandro Amenabar wrote the soundtrack.The characters are so well constructed you will identify with them. I recommend this movie . Don't miss it .


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