In the Time of the Butterflies Movie Review 2001

Information and Film Reviews for In the Time of the Butterflies the Movie

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Based on the novel by Julia Alvarez, which was inspired by the true story of the three Mirabal sisters (collectively known as Las Mariposas) who fought against the Trujillo dictatorship in the Dominican Republic. After their father is murdered, Minerva (Hayek) persuades her sisters Mate (Maestro) and Patria (Cavazos) to join with the rebels in overthrowing the government to ultimately tragic consequences for the women.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 92 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Brothers & Sisters, True Stories
Judy Klass, David Klass
Salma Hayek, Lumi Cavazos, Mia Maestro, Edward James Olmos, Marc Anthony, Pilar Padilla, Demian Bichir, Fernando Becerril
Xavier Perez Grobet
Mariano Barroso
Van Dyke Parks

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