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Butterfly Tongues (La lengua de las mariposas)

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Original title
La lengua de las mariposas aka
  • Butterfly
Running time
97 min.
Spain Spain
Rafael Azcona, José Luis Cuerda, Manuel Rivas. Novel: Manuel Rivas
Alejandro Amenábar
Javier Salmones
Sogetel, Las Producciones del Escorpión, Canal+ España, TVE. Producer: José Luis Cuerda, Fernando Bovaira
Drama | 1930s. Childhood. Education. Schools & University
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 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.
Rankings Position
1999: Goya Awards: Best Adapted Screenplay. 13 nominations.
1999: Forqué Awards: Nominated for Best Film
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