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A Late Quartet (2012)

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Members of a world-renowned string quartet struggle to stay together in the face of death, competing egos and insuppressible lust.

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Dr. Nadir
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Gideon Rosen
Pamela Quinn ...
Parkinson's Class Instructor
Brooklyn Parkinson Group ...
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Cristian Puig ...
Flamenco Guitarist
Rebeca Tomas ...
Flamenco Dancer
Megan McQuillan ...
Sotheby's Executive
David Redden ...
Auctioneer
Ted Hartley ...
Winning Bidder
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After a classical string quartet's 25 years of success, Peter, the cellist and oldest member, decides that he must retire when he learns he has Parkinson's Disease. For the others, that announcement proves a catalyst for letting their hidden resentments come to the surface while the married members' daughter has disruptive desires of her own. All this threatens to tear the group apart even as they are famous for playing Beethoven's String Quartet No. 14, opus 131, a piece that is played non-stop no matter how life interferes. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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No arrangement is more beautiful...or more complicated.

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Drama | Music

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Rated R for language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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23 November 2012 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

A búcsúkoncert  »

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Opening Weekend:

$75,279 (USA) (4 November 2012)

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$1,561,577 (USA) (10 March 2013)
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The scene between Christopher Walken and Catherine Keener at the Frick Collection is the first time the Frick allowed filming a scene at their gallery since its opening 75 years ago. See more »

Goofs

While the quartet is assembling to practice in the beginning of the movie, Daniel is asked to give a first violinist a listen, Daniel says he will. He looks to Juliette, who agrees that's a good idea. She is shown with her bow at waist height, but in the next shot she is holding it in front of her face. See more »

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Peter Mitchell: Time present and time past are both perhaps present in time future, and time future contained in time past. If all time is eternally present, all time is unredeemable. Or say that the end precedes the beginning, and the end and the beginning were always there before the beginning and after the end. And all is always now.
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Featured in Maltin on Movies: Identity Thief (2013) See more »

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String Quartet No.14 in C# minor, Op.131
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Brentano String Quartet
Courtesy of AEON Recordings
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Superior Acting in Supporting Roles
9 February 2013 | by (Baton Rouge) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie out of appreciation for Hoffman. So glad I did. Independent films such as this one have really begin to open my eyes to another world of cinema.

It's always great to see new faces and uncover some true talent, like Mark Ivanir. I only saw him in the Good Shepherd, but this performance will remain with me for some time. He seemed very attached to his role.

I recommend this movie to anyone who has a growing interest in classical music. It definitely furthered my interest. Listening to Chopin as I write this. :)

Be warned, the plot seemed slow and at is some times difficult to relate to. However, still a very good movie to open your mind to.


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