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In the Time of the Butterflies (2001)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Drama | History  -  19 August 2004 (Hungary)
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In the Time of the Butterflies is inspired by the true story of the three Mirabal sisters who, in 1960, were murdered for their part in an underground plot to overthrow the government.

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Captain Pena (as Pedro Armendariz Marquez)
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Enrique Mirabal
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Jaimito
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Pedrito
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Minerva 13 Years Old (as Mariana Sanchez)
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Patria 15 Years Old (as Geraldine Bazan)
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On November 25, 1960, the bodies of three sisters were found near the bottom of a cliff on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. The official daily 'El Caribe' reports that it had been an accident, but it does not mention that a fourth sister lives. Nor does it mention the sisters' fierce opposition to the General Trujillo's dictatorship. This is their story: how Minerva started the tragedy by refusing Trujillo; how Patria became an opponent from the church itself; how Maria Teresa joined the revolution through the love. And how they lost their wings, but not their courage. They were Las Mariposas - "The Butterflies". Written by Diana Heche <dianaheche@hotmail.com>

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Women had their place. Hers was in the revolution.


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Rated PG-13 for some intense scenes of violence | See all certifications »

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On December 17, 1999, the United Nations General Assembly designated November 25th, the anniversary of the day of the murder of the Mirabal sisters, as the annual date for the "International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women" in commemoration of the sisters' sacrifice. See more »

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When Leo enters the chicken coop to talk to Minerva he leaves the door slightly ajar. When he makes to leave the coop, the door is wide open. See more »

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This movie was a OK movie
24 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The movie In The Time of the Butterflies was a inspiring movie for young women. It shows you that you don't step down from something that you know is right and just because someone tells you too. This movie also shows you how Trujillo ruled over the Dominican republic for thirty years. I would like to see more of his rulings and understand how the people of that time went through.even though Trujillo was wrong the Maribal sisters stood up for there rights,beliefs,and fought for justices till there deaths.

I believe that if you take the strength of the Maribal sisters you would understand that it is OK for you to stand up for what you believe in.


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