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The Last September [DVD] [1998]

Release Date:09/12/2000
Deborah Warner's The Last September comes to DVD from Trimark Home Video with a 1.85:1 widescreen transfer. The closed captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1 with optional English, Spanish, and French subtitles also available. Extra features include interviews, a dramatic reading, and a trailer.
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    Special Features

    • Trailer
    • Interviews
    • Dramatic reading


    The Last September
    Love, politics, and class at once bring together and tear apart an extended family in this period drama. In 1920, Ireland is in the midst of a political upheaval, as upper class Anglo-Irish Protestants are driven from the country by the nation's increasingly vocal wishes Irish Catholic majority. Sir Richard Naylor (Michael Gambon) and his wife Lady Myra (Maggie Smith) are wealthy members of the Anglo-Irish aristocracy who slowly realize the life they've known in County Cork is coming to an end. Living with the Naylors are their financially-embarrassed friends Hugo and Francie Montmorency (Lambert Wilson and Jane Birkin); Marda Norton (Fiona Shaw), another friend who was one involved with Hugo; their nephew Laurence (Jonathan Slinger), a student at Oxford; and their niece Lois (Keeley Hawes). Lois is infatuated with Gerald (David Tennat), a British officer helping to mind the Naylors' property, though Myra believes he's beneath Lois' station; however, she's also keenly attracted to Connolly (Gary Lydon), an IRA soldier who is hiding in a mill on the estate. The Last September was based on the novel by Elizabeth Bowen. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Maggie Smith
      Maggie Smith - Lady Myra
    • Michael Gambon
      Michael Gambon - Sir Richard Naylor
    • Jane Birkin
      Jane Birkin - Francie Montmorency
    • Fiona Shaw
      Fiona Shaw - Marda Norton
    • Lambert Wilson
      Lambert Wilson - Hugo Montmorency

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