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Original title The Grass Is Singing
Film type Feature
Category Fiction
Director
Producer
Screenplay
Original work
Production country
Production company
Awards
Classification Allowed from age 11
Dialogue
Swedish release 1982-09-10

Cast

Karen Black
Mary Turner

John Thaw
Dick Turner, Marys man, farmare

John Kani
Moses, Turners house boy

Patrick Mynhardt
Charlie Muller

John Moulder-Brown
Tony Marston

Margaret Heale
Ellen Muller, Charlies fru

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Director
Screenplay
Producer
Production Manager
Director of Photography
Music
Production Designer
Film Editor
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Advisor
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Associate Producer
Unit Manager
Production Assistant
Casting
Camera Operator
Assistant Cameraman
Gaffer
Key Grip
Color Timer
Music Consultant
Assistant Production Designer
Set Decorator
Propman
Costume Designer
Make-up Supervisor
Sound Assistant
Sound Effects

Cast

Karen Black Mary Turner
John Thaw Dick Turner, Marys man, farmare
John Kani Moses, Turners house boy
Patrick Mynhardt Charlie Muller
John Moulder-Brown Tony Marston
Margaret Heale Ellen Muller, Charlies fru
Björn Gedda sergeant Denham
Jan Nygren läkaren
Vincent Mijoni chefens tjänare
Ivy Miyanda Moses hustru
Reg Cornish Marys chef
Gailos Shiyamba Samson, Turners house boy
Martyn Hitchins Harry
Wesley Kaonga Dhlamini
Jesse Martin föreståndarinnan
Bernard Hamaundu arbetare
Abel Kabungo arbetare
Manda Mwila arbetare
Edmund Ngula arbetare
Richard Nkanyezi arbetare
Ann Oglethorpe farmarhustru
Diana Kiely farmarhustru
Rosemary Kirby farmarhustru
Karen Kotze tennisspelare
Chris Hodgson tennisspelare
Ian Kotze tennisspelare
Terry-Thomas medverkande i ett avsnitt ur filmen Carlton-Brown of the F.O.
Thorley Walters medverkande i ett avsnitt ur filmen Carlton-Brown of the F.O.

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Swedish censorship / rating

Censorship number 123270
Date 1982-04-02
Classification Allowed from age 11
Original length 2875 meters
Notes Aktlängder: 515-520-495-515-520-310 m.


Technical specifications

Aspect ratio 1.66:1
Sound system Optical mono
Width 35 mm
Frames per second 24
Length in metres 2875 meter
Length in minutes 105 min
Reels 6 rullar


Original work

Original title The Grass Is Singing (Novel)
Author Doris Lessing


Production location

1980-08-31 1980-11-15
Filmhusateljéerna Stockholm Sweden (ateljé)
Livingstone /= Maramba/ Zambia (exteriörer)
Lusaka Zambia (exteriörer)
Kafue nationalpark Zambia (exteriörer)

Release dates

Release in Sweden 1982-09-10 Filmstaden Stockholm Sweden 105 min
First showing 1981-08-31 Plaza 4 Lusaka Zambia 105 min
Festival showing 1981-05-17 Régent Cannes France 105 min (Filmfestivalen i Cannes)

Awards

Festival Award Toulon-Chateauvallon 1985 (grand prix - le triangle d'or)
Toulon-Chateauvallon 1985 (publikjuryns pris)

Holdings Film

The information given here refers to film material in the Swedish Film Institute’s archive. Access to the archive’s stock is given on request, for research, other film archives and rights’ holders.

Element type Print
Gauge 16 mm


Element type Print
Item base Acetate
Gauge 35 mm


Element type Print
Gauge 35 mm


Element type Duplicate negative
Gauge 16 mm


Element type Duplicate positive
Gauge 35 mm
Length 2875


Element type Duplicate positive
Gauge 35 mm


Element type Original picture negative
Gauge 35 mm
Length 2875


Element type Original picture negative
Gauge 35 mm


Element type Original picture negative neutral background
Gauge 35 mm


Element type Sound negative
Gauge 35 mm
Length 2875


Element type Sound negative
Gauge 35 mm


Element type Sound negative
Gauge 16 mm


Element type Intermediate audio recording effects
Gauge 17.5 mm


Element type Intermediate audio recording effects
Gauge 35 mm


Element type Intermediate audio recording
Gauge 35 mm


Element type Intermediate audio recording music
Gauge 35 mm


Element type Intermediate audio recording music
Gauge 35 mm


Element type Intermediate audio recording music
Gauge 35 mm


Element type Final mix
Gauge 35 mm


Holdings Posters

Size More than 850 x 1100


Size Between 850 x 400 and 850 x 690


Holdings Scripts

Script type Inspelningsmanus
Script title Screenplay by Michael Raeburn with additional material by Ian F. H. Lloyd (based on a novel by Doris Lessing).
Extent 95 s.
Language Engelska


Script type Inspelningsmanus
Extent 120 s.
Language Engelska


Script type Inspelningsmanus
Script title Filmmanus av Michael Raeburn : med extra material av Ian F. H. Lloyd. Baserat på Doris Lessings roman. Översättning av Nils-Olof Westberg.
Extent 73 s.
Language Svenska


Script type Dialoglista
Extent 21 s.


Script type Synopsis
Extent 1 s.


Script type Inspelningsmanus
Extent 335 s.
Language Engelska


Script type Dialoglista
Extent 21 s.
Language Engelska


Script type Dialoglista
Script title The grass is singing
Extent 21 s.
Language Engelska


Holdings Stills

Black and white print 14
Colour prints SET
Slides SET
Album No


Holdings Promotion materials

Type Program/Promotion material
Language Engelska


Type Program/Promotion material
Language Svenska


Type Program/Promotion material
Language Engelska


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