A Late Quartet, movie.
Country: United States.
Original title: A late quartet.
Genre: Drama, music.
Duration: 105 mn
Director: Yaron Zilberman
Actors : Catherine Keener, Christopher Walken, Philip Seymour Hoffman….
A late Quartet movie, synopsis
Members of a world-renowned string quartet struggle to stay together in the face of death, competing egos and insuppressible lust.. (Source:IMDb)
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A late quartet movie critics
You can’t stop, even if you screw up, even if — when — your instrument goes out of tune. There’s the long and complex piece of his music that Beethoven instructs you play like that, but it applies to life, too. If A Late Quartet movie lays on the metaphor a little too thickly, all is preforgiven, even before you realize that’s what’s happening, by the sheer joy of getting to watch Christopher Walken (Seven Psychopaths), Catherine Keener (The Croods), and Philip Seymour Hoffman (Moneyball) rattle around one another, pissing everybody off and trying to keep things together even when it seems like everything between them is irrevocably broken. They’re members of a renowned New York City string quartet, also including leader Mark Ivanir (Big Miracle), that is forced down from the high of their 25th anniversary together by the news that Walken’s cellist is retiring — has to retire, thanks to a diagnosis of Parkinson’s that will shortly make playing impossible.
Zilberman’s film, released as A Late Quartet movie overseas, is not a great work of art, though Hoffman and co-star Christopher Walken treat it with admirable seriousness and devotion – in effect they approach the material as though it could potentially be great art. That it comes alive at all is mostly due to them. They are one half of an enduring string quartet that is now approaching the end of the road. Walken’s Peter Mitchell, the group’s most senior member is faced with the prospect of the onset of Parkinson’s. This revelation shakes things up, with Juliette unable to foresee a future for the group with Peter’s input. For Robert, bitterness at long remaining second violin to Daniel (Mark Ivanir) lingers like an after-effect of Peter’s troubling revelation.