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Genre Drama
Running Time 105 min
Release Date Nov 2, 2012
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A Late Quartet

The film tells the story of a beloved cellist of a world-renowned string quartet who receives a life changing diagnosis, the group's future suddenly hangs in the balance: suppressed emotions, competing egos, and uncontrollable passions threaten to derail years of friendship and collaboration. As they are about to play their 25th anniversary concert, quite possibly their last, only their intimate bond and the power of music can preserve their legacy. Inspired by and structured around Beethoven's Opus… Show more

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November 1, 2012 - Boston.com - By Ty Burr, Globe Staff

A smartly cast, discreetly contrived melodrama about classical musicians, “A Late Quartet” unfolds in a very specific world that, spiritually speaking, is never more than a few steps from Lincoln Center. The decor of the apartments is muted, the daily rhythms refined, the blare of 21st-century popular culture nowhere to be heard. The characters here all speak with the high-minded murmur of an NPR host, even when they’re yelling.

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