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Duet for One (1986)

R | | Drama | February 1987 (USA)
Stephanie, a famous violin player married to a composer becomes ill from multiple sclerosis. Her whole life goes to pieces : her career ends abruptly and her husband betrays her with ... See full summary »

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(as Andrei Konchalovsky)

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(play), (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »
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Dr. Louis Feldman
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Constantine Kassanis
Margaret Courtenay ...
Sonia Randvich
Cathryn Harrison ...
Penny Smallwood
Sigfrit Steiner ...
Leonid Lefimov
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Totter
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Anya
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Janette Newling ...
Mrs. Burridge
John Delaney ...
Drunk
Kevin Ranson ...
Derek
Dorothea Phillips ...
Betty
Marcia Linden ...
Gail
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Stephanie, a famous violin player married to a composer becomes ill from multiple sclerosis. Her whole life goes to pieces : her career ends abruptly and her husband betrays her with another woman and her favourite pupil decides to leave for a tour in the USA. Stephanie tries to take her life... Written by Salvatore Santangelo <pappagone2@libero.it>

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Duo pour une soliste  »

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Trivia

The film is based on the life of conductor Daniel Barenboim and his wife cellist Jacqueline du Pré whose life would later be examined in the latter picture Hilary and Jackie (1998). See more »

Quotes

Stephanie Anderson: You know I have nothing but contempt for you. Sitting there year after year listening to miserable people like me tell you how the world does destroy them. Have you ever once felt anything like the pain they feel? All the despair, all the fear? You make your living from their suffering and you don't understand a shred of it. Anyone of us is more qualified to speak than you because we have been there. We're still there.
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Referenced in Cannibal Hookers (1987) See more »

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Wonderfully acted, really moving, Julie Andrews' best performance.
6 April 1999 | by (Auckland, New Zealand) – See all my reviews

I was surprised this disappeared the way it did and that Julie Andrews did not receive an Academy Award nomination. It's a tough uncompromising depiction of what it's like for someone who is losing control physically and starts to lose it emotionally as well. The scene in the back of the car where Andrews and Alan Bates argue and he goes that one step too far is unlike any personal altercation I can recall seeing on film. I found the film totally engrossing and very moving.


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