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The Last September (1999)

In 1920s Ireland, an elderly couple reside over a tired country estate. Living with them are their high-spirited niece, their Oxford student nephew, and married house guests, who are trying... See full summary »

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Sir Richard Naylor
Tom Hickey ...
O'Brien
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Lois Farquar
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Gerald Colthurst
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Daventry
Gary Lydon ...
Peter Connolly
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Maeve Kearney ...
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Hugo Montmorency
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Francie Montmorency
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Laurence Carstairs
Francine Mulrooney ...
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Marda Norton
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Livvy Connolly
Catherine Walsh ...
Doreen Hartigan
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In 1920s Ireland, an elderly couple reside over a tired country estate. Living with them are their high-spirited niece, their Oxford student nephew, and married house guests, who are trying to cover up that they are presently homeless. The niece enjoys romantic frolics with a soldier and a hidden guerrilla fighter. All of the principals are thrown into turmoil when one more guest arrives with considerable wit and unwanted advice. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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In the heart of a young woman, lies a secret that divides a nation.

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Drama | History | Romance

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Rated R for some violence and sexuality | See all certifications »
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28 April 2000 (USA)  »

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Az utolsó ősz  »

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$22,981 (USA) (21 April 2000)

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$469,974 (USA) (9 June 2000)
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Sensation Rag
(1917)
Written by Edwin B. Edwards (as Edwin Edwards)
(Some credit The Original Dixieland Jazz Band as writers)
Performed by The Original Dixieland Jazz Band
Published by EMI Limited Partnership Limited
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Only for lovers of British period flicks.
12 October 2003 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"The Last September" tells of the beginning of the end of the Anglo-Irish, circa 1920ish, in Cork, Ireland by examining the clockworks of one family of privilege surrounded by rebellion, on the cusp of degentrification, and trying to keep a stiff upper lip in the face of waning denial. Beautifully filmed and visually delightful, this film sports a wonderful cast who deliver finely nuanced performances. Unfortunately the subject matter is somewhat esoteric, the story meager, and the film burrows into the moment to moment minutia; something which is both it's strength and its weakness. Those who don't get the Brits should pass on this flick. Those who do, may be enthralled by it. I know I was. (B)


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