In the Time of the Butterflies

Synopsis: 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".
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Mariano Barroso
Production: MGM
  2 wins & 2 nominations.
95 min

very generous to our school...

...and we want this to be

a special opportunity to honor him.

On a day like today,

the 24th of October of 1891...

...Rafael Leonidas Trujillo was born.

Our motherland was reborn that day.

We are deeply honored

to have as our guest today...

...our beloved President Trujillo.

For my motherland, for my people...

...I must do more than what has been done.

The motherland is the future, and

we are the ones who shall make history.

The future will crown the brave,

the hardworking people...

...and we will walk towards it

with confidence...

...shielded by our commitment

to serve humanity.

"I am the shackled fatherland.

"Dare I now hope for freedom

from my woes?

"O, Liberty, unfold your brilliant bow. "

I am free!

Thanks be to Liberty

and our blessed benefactor! Viva Trujillo!

Splendid performance.

What is your name?

Minerva Mirabal.

You're very pretty, Minerva.

And brave. I remember that name.

Viva Trujillo!

Open your eyes, Minerva.

You speak out against El Jefe,

and poof, you disappear.

If your family asks too many questions,

poof, they disappear, too.

This can't be true, Sinita.

Who's been telling you all this?

You haven't been listening to me,

have you?

He killed my father, he killed my brother,

he killed my uncles... he's killed thousands in this country.

Now are you listening to me?

There are many things you don't know

about your General Trujillo.

Hey, look. Please, look. Come on, please.

Where are they taking Lina?

Lina never came back to school.

There were stories.

She lived in a big mansion,

she carried Trujillo's baby...

...she was banished to Miami.

All I knew was that she was gone.

So was Sinita.

She vanished.

And I was afraid to find out why.

We're almost there. Look.

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