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Mariposa negra (2006)

A Peruvian schoolteacher conspires with a journalist to assassinate the official responsible for her fiancé's murder.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Melania Urbina ...
Gabriela
Magdyel Ugaz ...
Ángela
Yvonne Frayssinet ...
Dotty Pacheco (as Ivonne Fraysinett)
Gustavo Bueno ...
Osmán
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Pilar
Wendy Vásquez ...
Delia
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Marcelo (as Luís Homar)
Liliana Trujillo ...
Aida
Ricardo Morán ...
Ramón
Raúl Varela ...
Padre de Guido
Carlos Solano ...
Artemio
Darío Abad ...
Guido Pazos
Juan Manuel Ochoa ...
Asesino
Mario Velázquez ...
El Doc
Kike Ortiz ...
Director de Peródico (as Kiki Ortíz)
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A Peruvian schoolteacher conspires with a journalist to assassinate the official responsible for her fiancé's murder.

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Powerful judgement on tyranny
26 October 2009 | by (Minneapolis, USA) – See all my reviews

" Mariposa Negra" or "Black butterfly" is the best kind of political movie. It clearly conveys its passionate message without neglecting the artistic vision. The corrupt regime of Alberto Fujimori improved the economic situation in Peru, but the heavy price to pay for that was incredible crackdown on opposition and multiple political assassinations. The movie has all the staples of ancient Greek tragedy: love, death, revenge, sacrifice, all successfully transposed to 1990's Peru. Times might change, but the human nature barely does. Same powerful and primal emotions still determine our lives and our hopes and dreams.


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