Black Butterflies is available in: English [Original] on Netflix Netherlands

Black Butterflies

Confronted by Apartheid and a father who was Minister of Censorship, Ingrid Jonker searched for a home, searched for love. With men like Jack Cope and André Brink she found much love, but no home. Later, in his first speech to the South African Parliament Nelson Mandela read her poem "The Dead Child of Nyanga" and addressed her as one of the finest poets of South Africa.

South African poet Ingrid Jonker's exuberant nature is destroyed by the repeated betrayals of her lover and her complex relationship with her father.


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Black Butterflies (2011)
Rating: 6.2/10 (1,815 votes)
Director: Paula van der Oest
Writer: Greg Latter
Stars: Carice van Houten Liam Cunningham Rutger Hauer Graham Clarke
Runtime: 100 min
Genre: Biography Drama
Released: 31 Mar 2011
Plot: In apartheid-torn South Africa, poet Ingrid Jonker struggles tragically in search of love and a sense of home.