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Butterfly (1999)
"La lengua de las mariposas" (original title)

R  |   |  Drama, Music, War  |  24 September 1999 (Spain)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Fernando Fernán Gómez ...
Don Gregorio
Manuel Lozano ...
Moncho
Uxía Blanco ...
Rosa
Gonzalo Uriarte ...
Ramón
Alexis de los Santos ...
Andrés
Jesús Castejón ...
D. Avelino
Guillermo Toledo ...
O'Lis
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Carmiña
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Roque
Tatán ...
Roque Padre
Roberto Vidal Bolaño ...
Boal (as Roberto Vidal)
Celso Parada ...
Macias
Celso Bugallo ...
Cura
Antonio Lagares ...
Alcalde (as Tucho Lagares)
Milagros Jiménez ...
Nena
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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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$4,891 (Norway) (29 September 2000)

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$2,086,098 (USA) (6 October 2000)
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This is an excellent movie
8 March 2006 | by (Spain) – 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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