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The Last of England (1987)

Unrated | | Drama, Fantasy | 18 July 1988 (Japan)
The artist's personal commentary on the decline of his country in a language closer to poetry than prose. A dark meditation on London under Thatcher.

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The artist's personal commentary on the decline of his country in a language closer to poetry than prose. A dark meditation on London under Thatcher. Written by International Film Circuit <ifcplanet@aol.com>

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Anglia alkonya  »

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£276,000 (estimated)
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1.66 : 1
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Voice 1: Is it loaded?
Voice 2: Yes, Ma'am.
Voice 1: Did you enjoy the Falklands?
Voice 2: Yes, Ma'am.
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The Skye Boat Song
(Scottish traditional)
Performed by Marianne Faithfull
Produced by Hal Willner
Marianne Faithfull appears courtesy of Island Records Ltd
© Island Records Ltd 1987
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Emperor's New Clothes?
11 December 2002 | by See all my reviews

This is the sort of movie which is usually defended with a phrase such as 'Oh you clearly didn't understand' or 'It's narrative is too unorthodox'. The sad fact is the film's limited distribution is due to its own wretched pretensions rather than its intelligence. A barrage of depressing images (man shoots up, man humps portrait of woman and so on) and an endless meandering dialogue is not enough to make a film involving. Jarman's intention is clear, Thatcher's Britain was every bit as horrible as it is shown to be here but surely there were better ways to articulate that. His work remains infuriating rather than involving and for that reason alone this film must be judged a failure.


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