The Grass Is Singing Poster

Release Date: 1981

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 48 min

Plot Summary
In Rhodesia in the early 1960s, aging secretary Mary (Karen Black) staves off impending spinsterhood by marrying struggling farmer Dick Turner (John Thaw). Their loveless marriage grows increasingly troubled as the city-born Mary finds it impossible to adjust to rural life, and Dick's recurrent illness jeopardizes the future of their farm. As Mary's depression deteriorates into madness, her relationship with houseboy Moses (John Kani) becomes a flash point that threatens everyone.

Cast: Karen Black, John Thaw, John Kani

Director: Michael Raeburn

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Fall, Marriage, Brooding, Transformation, 1960s, Husband, Wife