When their deeply religious mother dies, the seven Hook children bury her in the garden and continue life as normal. Then their absent father, Charlie, reappears...
We know a secret -- We won't tell. For if we tell, We'll go to hell.
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Did You Know?
Regarded as a disappointment by many critics, this film was very little-seen in the 1960s, and has only very occasionally appeared on British television in more than fifty years since. However, the Italian director Luchino Visconti was a great admirer of it. See more
In the subsequent shots after the mother dies at the beginning, the position of her head changes three times and her mouth changes from closed to partially open. See more
When your mother died, I mean, what happened about the funeral?
There wasn't one. We buried her in the garden.
Referenced in Life Itself
Mother Will Always Be Here
Written and Performed by Georges Delerue
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