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Future Lasts a Long Time
Future Lasts a Long Time

Future Lasts a Long Time 1996


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Future Lasts a Long Time 1996 12

14 mins United Kingdom Director. David Jackson

This short film is one of Samantha Morton’s earliest screen credits, telling the story of a pair of latter-day Bonnie and Clydes who, after a heist, head out to the Fens to score some drugs. There they find their dealer friend shot and bleeding, and reluctantly they have to deal with the situation...

A British road movie that take us on a dream-like journey from the inner city to the widescreen, barren landscape of East Anglia, David Jackson’s film comes across as a kind of anthem for doomed Nineties youth and a Badlands-style homage to the American master Terrence Malick.

Directed by

David Jackson


Samantha Morton

Hans Matheson

Paul Williams

Nick Moran


Road movie Crime








United Kingdom



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