A South African spinster (Jane Birkin) murders her father (Trevor Howard) after he rapes the wife of the black foreman for his plantation.

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Magda
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John Matshikiza ...
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Nadine Uwampa ...
Klein Anna
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Oud Anna
René Díaz ...
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A South African spinster (Jane Birkin) murders her father (Trevor Howard) after he rapes the wife of the black foreman for his plantation.

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31 October 1986 (USA)  »

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Im Herzen des Landes  »

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Superb emotional study of young woman- one of Jane B.'s strongerst performances.
8 July 2002 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

There are all kinds of films for all kinds of people. This film is not "Batman" or "Star Wars"- it is for people interested in great dramatic film that explores character.

Somewhat like Polanski's _Repulsion_, this film explores the mental breakdown of a young woman. It is a revealing and insightful portrayal of this woman's psyche, her deep need for love and her psychotic response to the inhumanity of her family.

It is also a chance to see the great Jane Birkin giving an extreme and wonderful performance in her native language.

A powerful and moving dramatic experience.


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