After the death of his overbearing mother leaves him with a hollow loneliness, a sheltered man attempts to win the affections of a degenerate diner waitress by caring for her terminally ill and abusive husband.
Soon, their lives begin to unravel as obsession and disease consume them all.
All the Birds Have Flown South is a contemporary psychological thriller set against the frigid winter of the rural South. The title was derived from a line of description in the script but represents a much broader idea. It alone should invoke feelings of emptiness, loneliness, and lifelessness