The Cement Garden (1993) Movie poster and book cover compared.

The Cement Garden

Andrew Birkin, 1993

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The Cement Garden
Ian McEwan, 1978

The Cement Garden is a movie directed by Andrew Birkin in 1993 and based on the book of the same name by Ian McEwan, first published in 1978. The movie features Charlotte Gainsbourg, Andrew Robertson, Alice Coulthard, Ned Birkin, Sinéad Cusack, Hanns Zischler, and others.

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RATING

7.1

/ 10

Movie Poster: The Cement Garden (Andrew Birkin, 1993)

7

/ 10

Book Cover: The Cement Garden (Ian McEwan, 1978)

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Audiobook cover of The Cement Garden, the 1978 book by Ian McEwan.

The Cement Garden

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Storyline

Jack is a narcissistic 15-year-old boy, helping his father, a smoker with a persistent cough, unload large bags of cement to resurface the garden path of their post-war era prefab house. Jack’s mother is taken ill and becomes bedridden and frail, prompting Jack and Julie to take control of the household.

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Movie vs Book

Poster of The Cement Garden, the 1993 movie by Andrew Birkin

Year

1993

Minutes

105

Movie Rate

7.10

Source: IMDb

Cover of The Cement Garden, the 1978 book by Ian McEwan

Year

1978

Pages

144

Book Rate

7.00

S: Goodreads

Book

The Cement Garden

Country: UK

First published in: 1978

Length: 144 pages

Genre: Fiction

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Cover of The Cement Garden, the 1978 book by Ian McEwan

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