When a boy kills his abusive stepfather in self-defense, his mother takes the blame and gets sentenced to a long prison term. The warden is corrupt and forces hot inmates…. Home Movies The Cement Garden The Cement Garden Duration: Release: You May Also Like. The Reckoning The Reckoning Watch Movie Favorite. Streaming Guide Movies Drama. High quality. No Free Trial. An alienated teenager, saddened that he has moved away from London, must find a way to deal with a dark family secret.
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. Written by Jagged I have to admit the film is disturbing, and frank.
The subject matter is dark, yet there are moments of honest humor. The performances by Charlotte Gainsburg and others are so impressive I became lost in their world. It's a world where a small family can exist surrounded by nothing but concrete and rubble. It is very troubling, and thought provoking A very good film! Sign In. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Full Cast and Crew. Release Dates. Official Sites. Company Credits. Technical Specs.
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Grief-stricken and with no one else to go to, the siblings spend a miserable night together consoling each other in their living room. Remembering their last promise to their mother, Jack and Julie secretly resolve to hide her body. That night, they take the remaining bags of cement that Jack's father had bought the day before he died, create a crude mixture of cement and entomb their mother's body in a cement sarcophagus. As time passes following their mother's death, Jack slowly matures, although he stops bathing altogether.
Sue becomes more introverted, distancing herself from her siblings and confiding only in her diary. Julie forms a relationship with a much older man named Derek, whom Jack starts to view with jealousy and hostility. Tom, meanwhile, takes up cross-dressing and attempts to remodel himself as a girl, something that irritates Jack but delights his sisters. Eventually, Tom starts to behave like a baby, sleeping in Julie's room in a crib and drinking from a bottle.