The Last September


1h 44m 1999

Brief Synopsis

The portrait of an end of an era--British rule in Ireland--and the demise of a class and way of life which had survived for centuries. A depiction of a young woman's coming of age in a brutalized time and place, the story is set in 1920 in County Cork, southern Ireland at the country home of Sir Ric

Film Details

Also Known As
Last September
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Air Studios, London; British Screen Finance; Bskyb; Coutts & Company; Creative Europe; Deluxe Entertainment Services Group; Eastman Kodak; Film Finances, Inc.; Frameline Ltd; Freewheel International; General Screen Enterprises; Irish Film Board; National Film Trustee Company Ltd; RT+ Ireland; Sargent Disc, Ltd.; Scala Productions; StudioCanal; Ugc International; WB De Lane Lea
Distribution Company
TRIMARK/TRIMARK PICTURES; Cooperative Nouveau Cinema (Cnc); Lucky Red; Metro Tartan Distributors; Trimark Home Video; Trimark Pictures
Location
Ireland

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 44m

Synopsis

The portrait of an end of an era--British rule in Ireland--and the demise of a class and way of life which had survived for centuries. A depiction of a young woman's coming of age in a brutalized time and place, the story is set in 1920 in County Cork, southern Ireland at the country home of Sir Richard Naylor and his wife, Lady Myra. The Naylors belong to the class of Anglo-Irish aristocracy known as the Ascendancy, whose way of life--moneyed, graceful, essentially feudal--is fast coming to a close. Behind the facade of set-piece dinners, tennis parties and army camp dances, all know that the end is approaching. When Sir Richard's niece, Lois, who is being courted by a captain in the British army, is lured by a menacingly playful and violent young man hiding on the Danielstown estate, class tensions arise and a fierce struggle for personal freedom ensues.

Crew

Stephen Adams

Trainee Props

Peter Agnew

1st Assistant Director

Mary Allguen

Line Producer

Caroline Amies

Production Designer

Nicola Armstrong

Other

Dominic Ashton

Special Thanks ("The Director Would Like To Thank")

Susan Ashton

Special Thanks ("The Director Would Like To Thank")

Laurence Aston

Special Thanks

Niall Bamford

Special Thanks

John Banville

Screenwriter

Stephen Barker

Post-Production Supervisor

Georges Benayoun

Co-Executive Producer

Patrick Binet

Special Thanks

Dan Birch

Sound Mixer

Aerly Bird

Other

Tony Boston

Dressing Props

Elizabeth Bowen

Source Material (From Novel)

David Bray

Special Thanks

John Bright

Costume Designer

John Bright

Costume Designer

Martin Brinkler

Assistant Editor

Shelton Brooks

Song ("Darktown Strutters Ball")

Christina Brosnan

Props Master

Nicholas Bucknall

Bass Clarinet

Aidan Byrne

Special Effects Technician

Brendan Byrne

Special Effects Technician

Dermot Byrne

Special Effects Technician

Kevin Byrne

Special Effects Supervisor

Oliver Byrne

Special Effects Technician

Peter Carey

Sound Assistant

Sue Carreck

Assistant (To Nik Powell)

Stephen Carroll

Other

David Chambers

Stand-By Stagehand

Richard Collins

Other

Richard Collins

Other

Tom Collins

Stills Photographer

Carrie Commerford

Special Thanks

Patrick Condren

Stunt Coordinator

Mary Cooke

Cashier

Alison Crosbie

Casting Assistant

Robert Cuddy

Casting Assistant

James Cullen

Unit Driver

Tony Cullen

Unit Driver

Wayne Cullen

Other

Cindy Cummins

Choreographer

Tonia Davall

Other

Leo Davis

Casting

Mike Deegan

Construction Manager

Doctor Denis

Special Thanks ("The Director Would Like To Thank")

Louisa Dent

Special Thanks

Anuree Desilva

Assistant Editor

Jimmy Devlin

Unit Driver

Peter Doyle

Other

Sean Drumm

Stand-By Carpenter

Kevin Eagers

Camera Truck

Willie Eagers

Stand-By Construction

Edwin Edwards

Song ("Sansation Rag")

Henri Ernst

Special Thanks

Kate Evans

Editor

Trevor Eve

Painter

Trevor Eve

Other

Stephen Farrell

Boom Operator

Claudine Favrat

Trainee Assistant Editor

Robert Franklin

Other

Peter Fudakowski

Executive Producer

Sue Furney

Special Thanks ("The Director Would Like To Thank")

Michael Garland

Special Thanks

Marina Gefter

Co-Producer

Johnny Gibbons

Wardrobe Truck

Johnny Gilbert

Other

Johnny Gilbert

Driver

Sara Giles

Associate Producer

John Given

Legal Services Provider (A & L Goodbody)

Paul Green

Props

Paul Green

Props Runaround

Gerry Grennell

Dialogue Coach

Paul Hamblin

Re-Recording Mixer

Paula Hanlon

Special Thanks

Stephen Hayes

Other

Andrew Hegarty

Location Manager

Stewart Henderson

Dialogue Editor

James Hickey

Special Thanks

James Hickey

Special Thanks To

Ron Higgins

Chargehand Dressing Props

David Hill

Electrical Trucks

Robert Hill

Other

Christine Howard

Head Of Business Affairs

Slawomir Idziak

Director Of Photography

Al Jolson

Song Performer ("You Made Me Love You")

Neil Jordan

Executive Producer

Kevin Kearns

Special Effects Technician

Leslie Kelly

Special Thanks

Mike Kelly

Special Thanks

Pat Keogh

Standby Props

Chan Kin

Trainee Props

Peter Lamb

Special Thanks ("The Director Would Like To Thank")

John Lamon

Stand-By Carpenter

Richard Lang

Other

Christopher Laurence

Double Bass

Mary Leonard

Special Thanks

Nessa Linnane

Production Trainee

Stephen Loughman

Special Thanks

Jim Lumsden

Other

Colm Lynch

Trainee Props

Rory Macdermott

Assistant Accountant

Ileen Maisel

Special Thanks ("The Director Would Like To Thank")

Frank Masterson

Special Thanks

Davie Mayes

Genny Driver

Alison Mcardle

Music Research

James Mccarthy

Song ("You Made Me Love You")

Cameron Mccracken

Special Thanks

Mark Mcdonnell

Dance Instructor

James Mcgetrick

Other

Jeanette Mcgrath

Assistant Script Supervisor

Paul Mcguinness

Special Thanks

John Mckenna

Other

James Monaco

Song ("You Made Me Love You")

Xanda Monteiro-cantwell

Assistant Location Manager

Frank Moore

Electrical Trucks

John Morgan

Other

Al Morris

Transportation Captain

Joe Mulholland

Executive Producer (Radio Telefis Eireann)

Tony Murnane

Other

Claire Murphy

Other

Niamh Nolan

Production Coordinator

Eric Norton

Construction Runaround

Sean O'criodain

Special Thanks ("The Director Would Like To Thank")

John O'flaherta

Casting Assistant

Anthony O'hanlon

Stagehand

William O'hanrahan

Carpenter

Elizabeth O'kelly

3rd Assistant Director

John Parricelli

Guitar

Simon Perry

Special Thanks

Nik Powell

Executive Producer

Zbigniew Preisner

Music

Patrick Proctor

Other

Pat Rambaut

Script Supervisor

Brenda Rawn

Special Thanks

Tania Reddin

Conform Assistant

Michael Redfern

Adr Editor

Maurice Rice

Sound Assistant

Dermot Ronaldson

Trainee Dressing Props

Tina Ross

Other

Jim Ruddy

Special Thanks

Fiona Shaw

Special Thanks ("The Director Would Like To Thank")

Alfie Smith

Standby Props

James A Smith

Other

Richard Soames

Special Thanks

Michael Solinger

Special Thanks

Charlotte Somers

2nd Assistant Director

Marjorie Barrett Sowerby

Special Thanks ("The Director Would Like To Thank")

Rod Stoneman

Executive Producer (Irish Film Board)

Kate Sweetman

Special Thanks ("The Director Would Like To Thank")

Jim Tansey

Makeup Bus

Aoife Thunder

Special Thanks

Cormac Thunder

Special Thanks

Yvonne Thunder

Producer

Derek Trigg

Foley Editor

Nicola Van Gelder

Special Thanks

Hugh Webb

Other

Louise Westaway

Accountant

Paul White

Legal Services Provider (A & L Goodbody)

Neil Williams

Conform Assistant

Mary Wilson

Special Thanks ("The Director Would Like To Thank")

Rachel Wood

Head Of Development (Scala Productions)

Stephen Woolley

Executive Producer

Robert Ziegler

Conductor

Film Details

Also Known As
Last September
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Air Studios, London; British Screen Finance; Bskyb; Coutts & Company; Creative Europe; Deluxe Entertainment Services Group; Eastman Kodak; Film Finances, Inc.; Frameline Ltd; Freewheel International; General Screen Enterprises; Irish Film Board; National Film Trustee Company Ltd; RT+ Ireland; Sargent Disc, Ltd.; Scala Productions; StudioCanal; Ugc International; WB De Lane Lea
Distribution Company
TRIMARK/TRIMARK PICTURES; Cooperative Nouveau Cinema (Cnc); Lucky Red; Metro Tartan Distributors; Trimark Home Video; Trimark Pictures
Location
Ireland

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 44m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Spring April 21, 2000

Expanded Release in United States April 28, 2000

Released in United States on Video September 26, 2000

Released in United States March 1999

Released in United States October 1999

Shown at Dublin Film Festival March 3-12, 1999.

Shown at Mill Valley Film Festival October 7-17, 1999.

Feature directorial debut for theatre and opera director Deborah Warner.

Completed shooting October 20, 1998.

Began shooting August 31, 1998.

Released in United States Spring April 21, 2000

Expanded Release in United States April 28, 2000

Released in United States on Video September 26, 2000

Released in United States March 1999 (Shown at Dublin Film Festival March 3-12, 1999.)

Released in United States October 1999 (Shown at Mill Valley Film Festival October 7-17, 1999.)