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Jubilee (1978)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | September 1979 (USA)
Queen Elizabeth I travels to late twentieth-century Britain to discover a tawdry and depressing landscape where life mostly seems aimless and is anyway held cheap. Three post-punk girls ... See full summary »

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Crabs (as Little Nell)
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Angel
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Sphinx
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Borgia Ginz (as Orlando)
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Ariel (as David Haughton)
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Queen Elizabeth I travels to late twentieth-century Britain to discover a tawdry and depressing landscape where life mostly seems aimless and is anyway held cheap. Three post-punk girls while away their vacuous existence as best they can, from time-to-time straying into murder to relieve the boredom. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Sex, drugs and punk rock. Add violence and time travel and you have Jubilee.

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Comedy | Drama | Fantasy | Music

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September 1979 (USA)  »

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Jubileum  »

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£200,000 (estimated)
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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Amyl Nitrite proclaims that her heroine, as a young school girl, was Myra Hindley. Hindley and Ian Brady were responsible for the so-called Moors Murders, which occurred in and around Manchester between mid-1963 and late-1965. Their five victims were all children between the ages of 10 and 17. See more »

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After the policemen shoot Angel and Sphinx dead, Sphinx's eyes blink before the camera cuts away. See more »

Quotes

Crabs: I just love a man without its uniform.
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Referenced in Brows Held High: The Devils (2012) See more »

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Love in a Void
Performed by Siouxsie and the Banshees
Written by Siouxsie Sioux, Steven Severin, Kenny Morris, and Peter Fenton
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Caveat-emptor period piece.
13 June 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Limit your expectations and be pleasantly surprised. Jubilee is invaluable as a document of anarchic art-school preoccupations in a Britain riven by socialist failure (Thatcher wasn't elected until two years later). Judging by the credits, Jubilee was a creation of faith, hope and goodwill and the cast give it their sometimes amateur all, with entertaining debut appearances from the likes of Jordan, Toyah Wilcox and Adam Ant and proper thesps like Little Nell and Jenny Runacre doing their best with the film-school script and direction.

As feature-film entertainment, Jubilee's a non-starter. But as a caveat-emptor period piece it works fine, and I for one am grateful it was made.


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