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The Grass Is Singing (1981)

11 1984-10-05 (US) Drama 1h 45m
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A marriage, a murder, a country without mercy


In Southern Rhodesia in the 1940s, city-dweller Mary marries farmer Dick Turner and is plucked from the comforts of her cosmopolitan life and forced to live on his unsuccessful farm. Mary slowly goes insane and has a sexual affair with her black servant, Moses. When the affair is discovered, Mary asks Moses to leave the farm, but he returns and murders her.

  1. Michael Raeburn

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Doris Lessing


Top Billed Cast

  1. Karen Black

    Karen Black

    Mary Turner

  2. John Thaw

    John Thaw

    Dick Turner

  3. John Kani

    John Kani


  4. Patrick Mynhardt

    Patrick Mynhardt

    Charlie Muller

  5. John Moulder-Brown

    John Moulder-Brown

    Tony Marston

  6. Margaret Heale

    Ellen Muller

  7. Björn Gedda

    Björn Gedda

    Sgt. Denham

  8. Jan Nygren

    Jan Nygren


  9. Vincent Mijoni

    Boss' Boy

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The Grass Is Singing

Status Released

Original Language English

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