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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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Cast

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Dr. Louis Feldman
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Constantine Kassanis
Margaret Courtenay ...
Sonia Randvich
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Penny Smallwood
Sigfrit Steiner ...
Leonid Lefimov
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Totter
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Anya
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Totter's wife
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

Reportedly, the picture is only minimally fictionalized from its source material about the lives of cellist Jacqueline du Pré and conductor Daniel Barenboim, which mainly includes its source 1980 stage play of the same name by Tom Kempinski. 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 are still there.
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Referenced in Cannibal Hookers (1987) See more »

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Extremely Dramatic, but absolutely spectacular!

Julie Andrews is positively moving in this story abotu a world-famous violinist who has been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (true story).Miss Andrews acts this part wonderfully. She is deep and well, exactly right for the part of Stephanie Anderson. Liam Neeson plays a merchant whom Stephanie has an affair with when her husband (Alan Bates) is on vacation. Cathryn Harrison (Best Actor winner Rex Harrison's grandaughter) plays a small role, as well. Marvelous film, deserves much praise, and if the movie doesn't deserve praise Julie Andrews most certainly does!


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