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Verena Steynton is holding a party for her daughter. All the aristocratic families of Strathcroy in the Scottish Highlands are attending, with all their guilty secrets ... Lord Archie Balmerino, a crippled war veteran and his long-suffering wife will be there. Edmund Aird, a wealthy entrepreneur, and his beautiful American wife have been invited. And Pandora, Archie's exotic and mysterious sister, who disappeared from the village 20 years, is returning, under a cloud of suspicion. Only Edmund and her brother know the secret of her flight from home. But the rumors are the flying and the local families feel that Pandora's return can only bring bad luck. When a lifeless body is found in the loch, the tension rises. Why has Pandora come back after so long? What are her motives? And her return already had deadly consequences?

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Release Date:

25 September 1996 (USA)  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

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1.33 : 1
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Jenny Agutter and Michael York starred in two other films together. They were Logan' s Run in 1976 and Riddle in the Sands. See more »

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25 November 2009 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

The complex story contained within this movie is universal, in that it involves a group of families living in Scotland and is called " September." The constants are the changing seasons, family, friends, neighbors and the secrets nearly everyone is privy to. Twenty years ago, a beautiful woman named Pandora (Jacqueline Bisset) shared a most notable time at the estates of two wealthy men. The first was Edward Fox who plays Archie, a married, wounded and retired army veteran and Michael York who plays Sir. Edmund a wealthy businessman with world wide interest. Years ago both had a secret affair with Pandora who wanted the security of family, love and marriage. However, when both men revealed their primary interests, she came second. Rebuffed by their explanations, she suffered a car crash and lost her child. Twenty years have passed and Pandora is returning to the family gathering and all concern are wary of her reasons. The story was written by Rosamunde Pilcher who's novel became the tedious three hour movie. Take your eyes from the film and you may lose your interest in this Scotish Payton place. The gorgeous landscapes and beautiful sceneries are simply majestic, but the movie is slow paced and fraught with bad editing and unresolved characters. ****

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