The Cement Garden


1h 41m 1993

Brief Synopsis

When their mother succumbs to a mysterious illness, four orphaned children bury her in a cement-filled trunk in the cellar. The oldest child, Julie, assumes the maternal role while Jack, fifteen, withdraws into sexual self-absorption. The arrival of Julie's boyfriend Derek spurs Jack into assuming a

Film Details

Also Known As
Cement Garden, Der Zementgarden, Zementgarden, Der
Release Date
1993
Production Company
Atlantik Film Kopierwerk Gmbh; Completion Bond Company Inc; Constantin Film Development, Inc.; European Script Fund; Technicolor
Distribution Company
October Films; Constantin Film Development, Inc.; Metro Tartan Distributors; New Yorker Films; October Films
Location
London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 41m

Synopsis

When their mother succumbs to a mysterious illness, four orphaned children bury her in a cement-filled trunk in the cellar. The oldest child, Julie, assumes the maternal role while Jack, fifteen, withdraws into sexual self-absorption. The arrival of Julie's boyfriend Derek spurs Jack into assuming a mantle of maturity by which he finally wins his sister's admiration and love.

Crew

Leah Adeola

Other

Florence Aupetit

Continuity

Simona Benzakein

Publicity

Marc Billingham

Stand-In

Alexander Birkin

Assistant (To Andrew Birkin)

Andrew Birkin

Screenwriter

Stephen Blackman

Director Of Photography

Daist Bodley

Wardrobe Assistant

Gunthard Bohm

Color Grader

Hugo Brackenbury

Property Master

David Brown

Bestboy

David Brown

Best Boy

Uschi Busse

Assistant Editor (Germany)

Geoff Carveth

Supervising Carpenter

Mike Clark

Location/ Unit Manager

Rusty Coppelman

Adr Editor

Nigel Crafts

Stand-By Carpenter

Bobby Delora

Assistant (To Martin Moszkowicz)

Daniela Edelberg

Production Associate

Bernd Eichinger

Executive Producer

Vic Fraser

Music Preparation

Peter Fuchs

Music Sound Engineer

John Gamble

Other

Bee Gilbert

Producer

Jeremy Goold

2nd Assistant Director

Sally Grace

Dialogue Coach

Amanda Grenville

Art Director

Martin Harrison

1st Assistant Director

Ieuan Hemlock

Modelmaker

Maureen Hetherington

Makeup Assistant

Barnaby Holm

Production Runner

Lydia Hones

Other

Samantha Hones

Production Coordinator

Stephanie Horman

Post-Production Manager

Max Hoskins

Post-Production Sound Consultant

Jonathan Hurst

Assistant Property Master

Alan Ireland

Production Runner

Patrick Isherwood

Production Accountant

Andy Kennedy

Sound Editor

Michael Kranz

Rerecording Mixer

Anne Laflin

Assistant Costume Designer

Mark Laidlaw

Electrician

Dickon Lemarchant

Production Runner

Bernd Lepel

Production Designer

Gavin Lindsay

Modelmaker

Jeaniite Magerioliver

Assistant Editor (Germany)

Colin Sean Mahoney

Synclavier Consultant

Annette Mcdwyer

Stand-In

Ian Mcewan

Source Material (From Novel)

Brian Morris

Other

Brian Morris

Other

Martin Moszkowicz

Executive Producer

Kenneth Murray

Modelmaker

George Naschke

Music Consultant

Steve O'rourke

Co-Producer

Jenny Paige

Casting Assistant

Clive Pendry

Adr Recordist

Sarah Quili

Stills

Kyle Rainford

Camera Trainee

Jane Ralley

Other

Nick Ray

Grip

Mike Rickard

Construction Manager

Jonathan Rudd

Assistant Editor

Uschi Schlieper

Supervisor

Sigrid Schnittka

Negative Cutter

Mathias Schwartz

Legal Counsel

Aileen Seaton

Chief Makeup Artist

Edward Shearmur

Music Composer

Edward Shearmur

Music Conducter

Edward Shearmur

Music Producer

Brian Sinclair

Associate Editor

Bob Smoke

Special Effects

Robert A. Storer

Legal Counsel

Ted Swanscott

Foley Artist

Paul Talkington

Orchestra Manager

Ene Vanaveski

Producer

Gary Varney

Gaffer

Marco Windham

Other

Nick Woollard

Electrician

Film Details

Also Known As
Cement Garden, Der Zementgarden, Zementgarden, Der
Release Date
1993
Production Company
Atlantik Film Kopierwerk Gmbh; Completion Bond Company Inc; Constantin Film Development, Inc.; European Script Fund; Technicolor
Distribution Company
October Films; Constantin Film Development, Inc.; Metro Tartan Distributors; New Yorker Films; October Films
Location
London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 41m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States April 1994

Released in United States February 1993

Released in United States February 24, 1994

Released in United States January 1994

Released in United States October 1993

Released in United States on Video February 25, 1997

Released in United States September 1993

Released in United States Winter February 11, 1994

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (in competition) February 11-22, 1993.

Shown at Cleveland International Film Festival April 7-17, 1994.

Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival January 6-16, 1994.

Shown at Toronto Festival of Festivals (Contemporary World Cinema) September 9-18, 1993.

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival October 1-17, 1993.

Began shooting July 20, 1992.

Completed shooting August 29, 1992.

Released in United States January 1994 (Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival January 6-16, 1994.)

Released in United States February 1993 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (in competition) February 11-22, 1993.)

Released in United States Winter February 11, 1994

Released in United States February 24, 1994 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States on Video February 25, 1997

Released in United States April 1994 (Shown at Cleveland International Film Festival April 7-17, 1994.)

Released in United States September 1993 (Shown at Toronto Festival of Festivals (Contemporary World Cinema) September 9-18, 1993.)

Released in United States October 1993 (Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival October 1-17, 1993.)