Quartet Poster

Release Date: 1981

DVD Release Date: February 24th, 2004

R|1 hr 41 min

Plot Summary
Marya (Isabelle Adjani), a former chorus girl of humble origins, is gleefully living it up in the decadence of 1920s Paris until Stephan (Anthony Higgins), her art dealer husband, is convicted of theft. Broke and alone, she is taken in by H.J. (Alan Bates) and Lois Heidler (Maggie Smith), a posh and eccentric married couple who take pity on the poor girl, though they barely know her. But before long this trio will become hopelessly entangled in a treacherous love triangle.

Cast: Isabelle Adjani, Alan Bates, Maggie Smith, Anthony Higgins, Armelia McQueen, Daniel Chatto, Pierre Clémenti, Suzanne Flon

Director: James Ivory

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Wife, Husband, Temptation, Marriage, Love triangle, Prison, Forbidden love


Nominated Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1981)