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In the Time of the Butterflies (2001)

In the Time of the Butterflies is inspired by the true story of the three Mirabal sisters who, in 1960, were murdered for their part in an underground plot to overthrow the government.

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Manolo (as Demian Bichir)
Pilar Padilla ...
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Lio
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Captain Pena (as Pedro Armendariz Marquez)
Ana Martín ...
Mama
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Mariana Sánchez ...
Minerva 13 Years Old (as Mariana Sanchez)
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Patria 15 Years Old (as Geraldine Bazan)
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Storyline

On November 25, 1960, the bodies of three sisters were found near the bottom of a cliff on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. The official daily 'El Caribe' reports that it had been an accident, but it does not mention that a fourth sister lives. Nor does it mention the sisters' fierce opposition to the General Trujillo's dictatorship. This is their story: how Minerva started the tragedy by refusing Trujillo; how Patria became an opponent from the church itself; how Maria Teresa joined the revolution through the love. And how they lost their wings, but not their courage. They were Las Mariposas - "The Butterflies". Written by Diana Heche <dianaheche@hotmail.com>

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Women had their place. Hers was in the revolution.


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Rated PG-13 for some intense scenes of violence | See all certifications »

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19 August 2004 (Hungary)  »

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En el tiempo de las mariposas  »

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On December 17, 1999, the United Nations General Assembly designated November 25th, the anniversary of the day of the murder of the Mirabal sisters, as the annual date for the "International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women" in commemoration of the sisters' sacrifice. See more »

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When Leo enters the chicken coop to talk to Minerva he leaves the door slightly ajar. When he makes to leave the coop, the door is wide open. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Vecinos: La pareja de ventas (2005) See more »

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Sin Ti
Written by Brad Hatfield
Performed by Carlitos Delgado
Courtesy of Barbara Jordan/Heavy Hitters
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Telling of a Very sad Tale But Good Movie
6 July 2017 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a very good and in my opinion underrated movie.

Edward James Olmos at his best as he portrays the evil Trujillo a man who like Hitler became more evil as he got more power. He was a sexual sadist with a preference for young Mulatto girls which is how we get to the story in this movie.

The movie follows mainly Salma Hayek's character and her naivety until she realizes what Trujillo is really like.

The Mirabal sisters' assassination at the very end is sad but at least we are not shown the gory details.

One of Salma Hayeks best movies and I wish she did more like this instead of movies that exploited her looks and body. She is a very intelligent women and a good actress as this and the film Frida shows her to be.


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