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

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Ingrid Jonker
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Jack Cope
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Abraham Jonker
Graham Clarke ...
Uys Krige
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Eugene Maritz
Candice D'Arcy ...
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)
Thami Mbongo ...
Nkosi (as Thamsanqua Mbongo)
Nicholas Allers ...
Elderly man
Diane Wilson ...
Ouma
Euodia Sampson ...
Muslim woman
Albert Maritz ...
Bus conductor
Shannyn Fourie ...
Eugene's wife
Sylvia Esau ...
Woman in Nyanga
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Man in bus
Chris Majiedt ...
Fisherman
Sabrina Oschmann ...
Young Ingrid
Fallin Robertson ...
Young Anna
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Gary Green ...
Artist
Sabine Soetanto
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Valkenberg receptionist (uncredited)

Directed by

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Paula van der Oest

Written by

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Greg Latter ... ()

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Michael Auret ... producer
Marina Blok ... co-producer: NTR
Richard Claus ... producer
Arnold Heslenfeld ... executive producer
Amanda Law ... line producer
Petra Pechackova ... associate producer
Frans van Gestel ... producer
Arry Voorsmit ... producer

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Philip Miller

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Giulio Biccari ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Sander Vos

Editorial Department

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Donovan Bush ... colorist
Heino Henning ... on-line editor
Louise Mycielski ... post-production coordinator
Tahnee Wright ... post coordinator south ffrica

Casting By

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Ana Feyder ... (as Anna Feyder)
Job Gosschalk
Christa Schamberger
Jeremy Zimmermann ... (as Jeremy Zimmerman)

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Darryl Hammer

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Darryl Hammer

Set Decoration by

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Ashleigh Tobias

Costume Design by

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Rae Donnelly

Makeup Department

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Shanaaz Alexander ... assistant makeup artist
Raine Edwards ... makeup department head
Francesca Van Der Feyst ... key hair stylist

Production Management

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Amanda Law ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Graham Hickson ... first assistant director
Reinier Smit ... assistant director / second unit director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Mark Risk ... storyboard artist
Surisa Surisa ... property master

Sound Department

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Barry Donnelly ... dialogue editor / re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Philip Olckers ... foley artist / second assistant sound editor
Michaël Sauvage ... adr recordist (as Michael Sauvage)
James Shannon ... dolby sound consultant
Mark Shehab ... assistant sound editor / foley recordist

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Graeme Armstrong ... compositor
Jeremy Hattingh ... visual effects supervisor
Kailyn Johnson ... visual effects artist
Louise Mycielski ... visual effects coordinator
Fir Suidema ... visual effects artist / visual effects coordinator
Andre Van Der Merwe ... visual effects producer

Stunts

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Paul Pieterse ... stunt performer

Camera and Electrical Department

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Billy Charlton ... camera operator: b cam
Philip Francis ... first assistant camera
Zane Kassiem ... grip
Zak Katz ... set digital image technician
Djuma Masudi ... grip
Jefri Meintjes ... second assistant a-camera
Zak O'Leary ... key grip (as Zak 'Ebenezzer' O'Leary)
Coco Van Oppens ... videographer
Adi Visser ... steadicam operator

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Julita De Wet ... costume assistant
Carol Isaacs ... wardrobe supervisor
Claudia Littlefield ... costume supervisor
Terence Norman ... key costumer
Lynn Paulsen ... textile artist

Location Management

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Jerome Williams ... location assistant

Music Department

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Gavan Eckhart ... musical director
Mark van den Oever ... music clearance services

Transportation Department

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Andre Bennett ... driver
Winnie Weber ... driver: cast

Other crew

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Angelique de Kock ... accounts cashier
Amanda Kotze ... assistant accountant
Jason Martin ... assistant marine coordinator
Reinier Smit ... script consultant / script supervisor
Arry Voorsmit ... development executive
Roland Wigman ... legal counsel
Christian Zuidema ... environmental control officer

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines Her words united a whole continent. [Scandinavian DVD.] See more »
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Also Known As
  • Smoke and Ochre (Netherlands)
  • Ingrid Jonker (France)
  • Borboletas Negras (Brazil)
  • Чeрни пеперуди (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
  • Μαύρες πεταλούδες (Greece)
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  • 100 min
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Trivia Carice van Houten and Liam Cunningham would go on to star in the HBO series "Game of Thrones" together. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Episode #6.66 (2010). See more »

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