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The Last of England (1987)

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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Derek Jarman
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Cast

Cast overview:
Tilda Swinton ... The Maid
Spencer Leigh Spencer Leigh ... Soldier / Various roles
'Spring' Mark Adley 'Spring' Mark Adley ... Spring / Various roles (as Spring)
Gerrard McArthur Gerrard McArthur ... Various roles
Jonny Phillips ... Various roles (as Jonathan Phillips)
Gay Gaynor Gay Gaynor ... Various roles
Matthew Hawkins Matthew Hawkins ... Junkyard Guy
Nigel Terry ... Narrator (voice)
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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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Genres:

Drama | Fantasy

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK | West Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 July 1988 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

The Last of England - Verlorene Utopien See more »

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Budget:

£276,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Quotes

Voice 2: Fuck it.
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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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jarman at his best
7 January 1999 | by martyneSee all my reviews

I saw this film several months ago and was the last Derek Jarman film I saw, having loved his others...This simply blew my mind. I loved everything about it.


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