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Butterfly (1999)

R
96 min | Drama

For Moncho, it's an idyllic year: he starts school, he has a wonderful teacher, he makes a friend in Roque, he begins to figure out some of the mysteries of Eros, and, with his older brother, a budding saxophone player, he makes a trip ...See moreFor Moncho, it's an idyllic year: he starts school, he has a wonderful teacher, he makes a friend in Roque, he begins to figure out some of the mysteries of Eros, and, with his older brother, a budding saxophone player, he makes a trip with the band from their town in Galicia. But it's also the year that the Spanish Republic comes under fire from Fascist rebels. Moncho's father is a Republican as is the aging teacher, Don Gregorio. As sides are drawn and power falls clearly to one side, the forces of fear, violence, and betrayal alter profoundly what should be the pleasure of coming of age. Written by See less
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Rafael Azcona (screenplay) | José Luis Cuerda (screenplay) | Manuel Rivas (short story)
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Aug 18, 2000 (United States)

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30 cast members
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Fernando Fernán Gómez
Don Gregorio Don Gregorio   See fewer
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Manuel Lozano
Moncho Moncho   See fewer
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Jesús Castejón
D. Avelino D. Avelino   See fewer
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Elena Bagutta
Carmiña (as Elena Fernández) Carmiña (as Elena Fernández)   See fewer
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Tatán
Roque Padre Roque Padre   See fewer
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Roberto Vidal Bolaño
Boal (as Roberto Vidal) Boal (as Roberto Vidal)   See fewer
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Celso Parada
Macias Macias   See fewer
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Antonio Lagares
Alcalde (as Tucho Lagares) Alcalde (as Tucho Lagares)   See fewer
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Lara López
Aurora Aurora   See fewer
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Alberto Castro
Jose Maria Jose Maria   See fewer
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Diego Vidal
Romualdo Romualdo   See fewer
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Manuel Piñeiro
Trumpet Trumpet   See fewer
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Alfonso Cid
Sax Player Sax Player   See fewer
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Manuel Seara
Sax Player Sax Player   See fewer
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José Ramón Vieira
String Bass String Bass   See fewer
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Eduardo Gómez
Hombre pajarito sabio Hombre pajarito sabio   See fewer
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Eva Fernández
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Fely Manzano
Neighbour #2 (as Feli Manzano) Neighbour #2 (as Feli Manzano)   See fewer
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Jose F. Expolio
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Golfo
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7.6 / 10 | 8,175 votes