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Quartet (9-Sep-2012)

Director: Dustin Hoffman

Writer: Ronald Harwood

From a play by: Ronald Harwood

Keywords: Drama, Comedy

Film adaptation of the British play of the same name follows the goings-on of several inhabitants of a home for retired musicians up to and immediately following the arrival of an unexpected visitor.

At the fictional Beecham House, a retirement home for elderly gifted musicians, a cast of former opera singers and representatives of other sonic pursuits continue to maintain involvement in their lifelong professions in some manner or another. When the home begins to plan for their annual concert celebrating composer Giuseppe Verdi, they find their usual dealings interrupted by the arrival of Jean, a diva with past romantic entanglements directly concerning another member of the home.

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Pauline Collins
3-Sep-1940   Shirley Valentine
Billy Connolly
24-Nov-1942   Scottish comedian
Tom Courtenay
25-Feb-1937   The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
Michael Gambon
19-Oct-1940   The Singing Detective
Andrew Sachs
7-Apr-1930 23-Nov-2016 Manuel on Fawlty Towers
Maggie Smith
28-Dec-1934   Prof. McGonagall in Harry Potter


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