Jane Birkin is a matronly British woman living on a dusty, desolate farm in Cape Province, South Africa, with her indifferent father, Trevor Howard. Suffering from an emotional breakdown, Birkin kills her father when she discovers he has seduced Nadine Uwampa, the wife of John Matshikiza,
the farm foreman. She grows increasingly involved with the young black couple until Matshikiza, disgusted by Birkin's self-induced deterioration, rapes her and then leaves the farm with his wife in tow. Carried by Birkin's wonderful performance and Howard's commanding portrayal of her father, the
film won the Silver Lion at the 1985 Venice Film Festival. It is the second feature f...