A Late Quartet Poster

Release Date: November 2nd, 2012

DVD Release Date: February 5th, 2013

R|1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary
For 25 years, the Fugue, a string quartet, has wowed music-lovers with its skilled performances. However, as the musicians prepare to celebrate a milestone season together, cellist Peter (Christopher Walken) drops a bombshell on his comrades: he has Parkinson's disease and must soon retire. In the fallout from the shocking announcement, competing egos clash, long-simmering resentments bubble to the surface, and marital infidelity rears its ugly head.

Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christopher Walken, Mark Ivanir, Catherine Keener, Imogen Poots, Wallace Shawn, Madhur Jaffrey, Liraz Charhi

Director: Yaron Zilberman

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Opening Night

Ratings & Reviews

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  • The film mines both the relationship issues and the Upper East Side neighborhoods of Woody Allen's best work, but could use an added dose of the Woodster's jokes to spruce up a self-serious scenario that hits the right notes about half the time. show more

  • It's rare these days to see an old-fashioned, elegant chamber-piece movie about life and art - let alone one with Christopher Walken as, of all things, a steadying influence. show more

  • Grace notes abound in A Late Quartet, a small, shining gem of a movie that works its way into your heart with insinuating potency of music. show more

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