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== Plot ==
== Plot ==
The film takes place in [[Southern Rhodesia]] in the 1940s. Mary, a city woman, marries a farmer named Dick Turner. Mary is pulled from the comforts of her cosmopolitan life and forced to live on Dick's unsuccessful farm. Mary slowly becomes insane and has a sexual affair with her black servant, Moses. When Mary and Moses' affair is discovered Mary asks Moses to leave the farm. Moses returns and murders Mary. The film deals with the issues of colonialism, the white man's role in Africa, and the relationships between the races and genders.<ref name="Plot summary">[http://petermalone.misacor.org.au/tiki-index.php?page=Grass%20is%20Singing%2C%20The]</ref>
The film takes place in [[Southern Rhodesia]] in the 1940s. Mary, a city woman, marries a farmer named Dick Turner. Mary is pulled from the comforts of her cosmopolitan life and forced to live on Dick's unsuccessful farm. Mary slowly becomes insane and has a sexual affair with her black servant, Moses. When Mary and Moses' affair is discovered Mary asks Moses to leave the farm. Moses returns and murders Mary. The film deals with the issues of colonialism, the white man's role in Africa, and the relationships between the races and genders.<ref name="Plot summary">[http://petermalone.misacor.org.au/tiki-index.php?page=Grass%20is%20Singing%2C%20The THE GRASS IS SINGING]</ref>


==Cast==
==Cast==
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* John Thaw as Dick Turner
* John Thaw as Dick Turner
* John Kani as Moses
* John Kani as Moses
* [[Ivy Miyanda]] as Moses' wife
* [[Wesley Kaonga]] as Dhlamini
* [[Kennedy Mungomba]] as Faison
* Patrick Mynhardt as Charlie Muller
* Patrick Mynhardt as Charlie Muller
* John Moulder Brown as Tony Marston
* John Moulder Brown as Tony Marston
* Margaret Heale as Ellen Muller
* Margaret Heale as Ellen Muller
* [[Bernard Hamaundu]] as Labourer
* [[Abel Kabungo]] as Labourer
* [[Manda Mwila]] as Labourer
* [[Edmund Ngula]] as Labourer
* [[Richard Nkanyezi]] as Labourer
==See also==
*[[List of Zambian films]]
* [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084033/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ov_st_sm The Killing Heat on IMDb]
==References==
==References==
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[[Category:1981 films]]
[[Category:Films set in the 1940s]]
[[Category:Films set in Rhodesia]]
[[Category:Zambian films]]
[[Category:Zambian films]]
[[Category:1980s drama films]]
[[Category:1980s drama films]]

Latest revision as of 12:08, 5 July 2016

Killing Heat (released in Sweden as Gräset sjunger ) is a 1981 film based on Doris Lessing's 1950 novel, The Grass Is Singing . It stars Karen Black and John Thaw and was filmed in Zambia.

Plot

The film takes place in Southern Rhodesia in the 1940s. Mary, a city woman, marries a farmer named Dick Turner. Mary is pulled from the comforts of her cosmopolitan life and forced to live on Dick's unsuccessful farm. Mary slowly becomes insane and has a sexual affair with her black servant, Moses. When Mary and Moses' affair is discovered Mary asks Moses to leave the farm. Moses returns and murders Mary. The film deals with the issues of colonialism, the white man's role in Africa, and the relationships between the races and genders.[1]

Cast

See also

References