Butterfly (1999)
Front Cover Actor
Fernando Fernán Gómez Don Gregorio
Manuel Lozano Moncho
Uxia Blanco Rosa
Gonzalo Martin Uriarte Ramon
Alexis de Los Santos Andres
Guillermo Toledo O'Lis
Manuel Lozano (II)
Uxía Blanco
Gonzalo Uriarte
Movie Details
Director José Luis Cuerda
Studio Miramax
Language English
Audience Rating R
Running Time 1 hr 35 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Veteran director Jose Luis Cuerda delivered this sensitive portrait of a child coming of age during a tense political situation just before the Spanish Civil War. On his first day of school, frail eight-year-old Moncho ( Manuel Lozano ) is so terrified by the imposing figure of his teacher Don Gregorio ( Fernando Fernan Gomez ) that he flees into the nearby woods. In spite of his authoritarian appearance, the schoolmaster proves to be a kind, free-thinking Republican who teaches Moncho the virtues of being good. The boy is soon spending much of his time with the elderly Gregorio in the Galician countryside, admiring such wonders of nature as the tongue of a butterfly. Other people in young Moncho's world include his down-to-earth mother ( Uxia Blanco ), his Republican father, and his older brother, who plays the saxophone with a group of local musicians. However, when the Fascists roll into town, the boy's life changes forever. La Lengua de las Mariposas was screened at the 1999 San Sebastian Film Festival . — Jonathan Crow
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Index 1249
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 4/30/04
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Owner NF
Links IMDB
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Folder 010
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 2.35:1
UPC 786936144666
Release Date 2003
Subtitles English
Audio Tracks French Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features