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September (1996)

Unrated | | Drama | TV Movie 25 September 1996
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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Colin Bucksey

Writers:

Rosamunde Pilcher (novel), Lee Langley
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jacqueline Bisset ... Pandora
Edward Fox ... Archie
Michael York ... Edmund
Mariel Hemingway ... Virginia
Virginia McKenna ... Violet
Jenny Agutter ... Isobel
Paul Guilfoyle ... Conrad
Judy Parfitt ... Verena
Angela Pleasence ... Lottie
Anna Cropper ... Edie
Emily Hamilton ... Alexa
Jesse Birdsall ... Neil
Thomas Szekeres Thomas Szekeres ... Henry
Sarah Winman Sarah Winman ... Lucilla
David Pullan David Pullan ... Jeff
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Storyline

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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Genres:

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Certificate:

Unrated
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Country:

UK | USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Il segreto di Pandora See more »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

| (2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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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References The Big Breakfast (1992) See more »

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Cosy and Faithful to the book
14 September 2006 | by EsmeraldaHugoSee all my reviews

I really enjoyed this. The book is one of my favourite cosy reads - handsome strong men, roaring fires, glasses of whisky and glamorous parties in Scotland.

This film is pretty faithful to the book with a few minor changes. Noel is renamed Neil and a few characters (Hamish) are missing entirely. But broadly this is nicely done.

Edward Fox and Michael Yorke both give v. good performances as does Jacqueline Bisset. The casting is pretty good too in the light of the book. I was disappointed to learn that it was filmed in Ireland not Scotland which is a bit of a travesty but it still looks beautiful.

It is not a brilliant Oscar winning type film but of its genre its v. nicely done.

For Rosamunde Pilcher fans, a good way to spend a winter evening - watch this with a glass of red wine snuggled up by yourself on the sofa.


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