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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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'Spring' Mark Adley ...
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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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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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Featured in Derek Jarman: Life as Art (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Very Weird and strange
23 July 2000 | by (The Penumbra) – See all my reviews

This film seems to be a bizarre hybrid of David Lynch at his most weirdest and Jim Jarmush on an acid trip. There is no linear progression or any character development. Or any real characters when I think about it. Or story. Just a very strange mixture of disgusting visuals and gay imagery.

For the first half of the movie we linger on a bunch of hobos in a demolished wasteland. We can't really tell if they are just living in an old factory or if the world has been destroyed by nuclear apocalypse. These scenes are tinted (or flooded) by either red, green or blue. The guys just walk around and stuff. Nothing special.

I don't know why I didn't walk out of this movie. Obviously some part of it held my attention. I don't know what though. What's even stranger is that I WOULD recommend this film to others. If you like movies it's a good idea to see a few bizarre ones. If you don't like it that's fine. But I bet you can't fully explain WHY you don't like it. I can't explain why I even sat thru it.

It's good to see. Even though it doesn't have the normal things associated with movies. IE script, producer and well…I dunno. Not much dialogue either.


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