It's 1927 Paris. Following the conviction of her art dealer husband, Stephan Zelli (Anthony Higgins), for theft for which he was handed a one-year prison sentence, Marya Zelli (Isabelle Adjani), originally from West India, moves in with her acquaintances, expatriate Brits H.J. (Sir Alan Bates) and Lois Heidler (Dame Maggie Smith). Marya knows that H.J. in particular has more in mind than just providing her lodging out of the goodness of his heart. From behind bars, Stephan encourages Marya to move in with them, not knowing H.J.'s intentions. Marya agrees in part because she, being a foreigner, cannot get work and would thus become destitute otherwise. She learns she is the latest in a long line of lodgers. She also learns that H.J. and Lois' marriage is not all that it appears on the surface. The Heidler's hold on Marya becomes stronger when they convince her that Stephan not only has no money, but has no future in France after his release. Their collective lives become more ...
25 October 1981 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $5,150,
5 May 2019
Gross USA: $12,042
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $12,042
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Aspect Ratio: 1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?
Dame Maggie Smith
appeared in another movie named Quartet
(2012). However, the only similarities between the two movies are the title and Dame Maggie Smith. See more
Marya 'Mado' Zelli
We always said we'd be together when you came out.
You don't come out. Nobody ever comes out.
French dubbed version with French credit roll for French Release version. See more
Featured in The Wandering Company
Arranged by Luther Henderson
Written by Richard Robbins
Performed by Armelia McQueen
(uncredited) See more