The Cement Garden (1993)


After the death of her husband, the mother of Julie, Jack, Sue and Tom begins to suffer from a mysterious illness. Aware that she is going to have to go into hospital she opens a bank account for the children, so that they can be financially self-sufficient and will be able to avoid being taken into care by the authorities. Unfortunately she also dies and Julie and Jack (the older, teenage children) decide to hide her body in the basement so that they can have free reign of their household. Soon Tom has taken to dressing as a girl whilst Sue has become increasingly reticent, confiding only to her diary, meanwhile Jack and Julie sense an attraction developing for each other. However Julie's new beau, Derek, threatens to unearth the many dark secrets within this family as he becomes increasingly suspicious of Jack.

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Movie Score: 7.4/10 from 33 votes
Release Date: 1993-02-20
Status: Released
Run time: 105 min / 1:45
Production Studio : Laurentic Film Productions, Neue Constantin Film, Torii Production, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF)
Production Countries: France, Germany, United Kingdom
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The Cement Garden Casts

Andrew Robertson
as Jack
Charlotte Gainsbourg
as Julie
Alice Coulthard
as Sue
Ned Birkin
as Tom
Sinéad Cusack
as Mother
Hanns Zischler
as Father
Jochen Horst
as Derek, Julie's Friend
Gareth Brown
as William
William Hootkins
as Commander Hunt (voice)
Dick Flockhart
as Truck Driver
Mike Clarke
as Driver's Mate

The Cement Garden Crew

Directing Andrew Birkin Director
Writing Ian McEwan Novel
Writing Andrew Birkin Writer
Sound Ed Shearmur Music
Crew Stephen Blackman Cinematography
Editing Toby Tremlett Editor