In apartheid-torn South Africa, poet Ingrid Jonker struggles tragically in search of love and a sense of home.

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Graham Clarke ...
Uys Krige
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Eugene Maritz
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Anna Jonker
Ceridwen Morris ...
Marjorie
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Jan Rabie
Waldemar Schultz ...
Etienne le Roux
Tarryn Page ...
Irma
Louis Pretorius ...
Mike Loots
Damon Berry ...
Pieter Venter
Martinus Van Der Berg ...
Marius Schoon (as Marthinus Van den Berg)
Florence Masebe ...
Maria
Jennifer Steyn ...
Lucille Jonker (Lulu)
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She searched for a home, she searched for love. Confronted by Apartheid and a father who was Minister of censorship. With men like Jack Cope and Andre Brink she found much love, but no home. In his first speech to the South African Parliament Nelson Mandela read her poem "The Dead Child of Nyanga" and addresses her as one of the finest poets of South Africa. Written by Anonymous

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Her words united a whole continent. [Scandinavian DVD.]

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31 March 2011 (Netherlands)  »

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Borboletas Negras  »

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This is a biographical drama about Ingrid Jonker
22 April 2013 | by See all my reviews

It would be extremely useful if IMDb were to actually mention this on the movie's page somewhere.

If you are not from South Africa, you've probably never heard of this poetess from that Aparathied era. Unfortunately, this movie is unlikely to make you want to learn any more about her as it portrays her as an extremely unlikable, self-centred, promiscuous abuser of everyone she meets. I have no idea if this is actually how Jonker was in life, and quite frankly this movie makes me not care in the least.

I'm sure she must have had some redeeming qualities, but the lacklustre performances and horrible script disguise them well.


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