'House of America' is the film version of a fantastic play by playwright Ed Thomas. It displays the slow deconstuction of an intimate Welsh Valleys family. The mother of the family, being a welsh mother and known as "mam", slowly falls apart due to her secret buried in the mine next to the house they have lived in for years. Sian Phillips potrays this woman, a wreck due to the modernisation of the land she has always known, brillianty, it is seriously one of the best performances she has ever given out. Matthew Rhys shines as the son who faces his patriarchial duties to hold his family together. BUY THIS! it is a fabulous and voyeristic view of the result of modern societies influence! It's fantastic - also read the play by Ed Thomas!