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A Pin for the Butterfly (1994)

Seven-year-old Maruska grows up in Prague in the 1950s, raised more by her relatives than her zealous, society-building mother.

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Susan Kodicek (as Hannah Kodichek)

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Susan Kodicek (as Hannah Kodichek)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Florence Hoath Florence Hoath ... Marushka
Joan Plowright ... Grandma
Hugh Laurie ... Uncle
Ian Bannen ... Grandpa
Imogen Stubbs ... Mother
Stevan Rimkus Stevan Rimkus ... Vasil
Ian Hogg ... Great Uncle
Alex Kingston ... Mrs. Solomon
Rosalie Crutchley ... Anna
Peter Gideon Peter Gideon ... Misha, Pioneer Leader
Glynis Brooks Glynis Brooks ... Woman Teacher
Charles Pemberton Charles Pemberton ... Mr. Cernik
Janet Henfrey Janet Henfrey ... Mrs. Veverka
Merelina Kendall ... Piano Teacher
Andrew Taylor Andrew Taylor ... Adam
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Seven-year-old Maruska grows up in Prague in the 1950s, raised more by her relatives than her zealous, society-building mother. Written by Czech film center

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Country:

Czech Republic | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 1994 (Canada) See more »

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Stereo

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Color
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Alex Kingston and Florence Hoath will appear together again, in Lost in Austen (2008) See more »

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Captures the essence of a little girls dream of freedom from communism
9 July 2003 | by lesranSee all my reviews

Pin for the Butterfly did a great job in showing the time of communism inside the Czech Republic. It does have some genuine shots of the beautiful city of Prague as well.

The movie captures a heart felt story of a young girl's pipe-dream of finding freedom and going to America with her Uncle.

The actors did an outstanding job showing the full range of emotions.

The ending is quite stirring and pulls at the heart strings!

I highly recommend this movie.


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