Quartet DVD

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QUARTET is a high-drama comedy about temperamental divas and old grudges, passion and pride, romance and Rigoletto, starring Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Billy Connolly and Pauline Collins as four retired opera singers.

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Released
06 May 2013
Directors
Actors
Format
DVD 
Publisher
Momentum Pictures 
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Runtime
96 minutes 
Features
PAL 
Barcode
5060116727739 
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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play.  Once part of a quartet, the three still take part in an annual concert to celebrate the birthday of composer Giuseppe Verdi. But this year things are complicated by the arrival of the fourth member of their quartet, Jean (Maggie Smith), a die-hard diva who also happens to be Reginald's ex-wife. Theatrical temperaments and old hostilities flare as the dramatic foursome fuss, flirt and flounce their way through rehearsals, adhering emphatically to that old showbiz adage, 'the show must go on' PLEASE NOTE: This is a REGION TWO DVD, coded for viewing in the UNITED KINGDOM, EUROPE, the MIDDLE EAST & JAPAN. It may not be viewable in other countries unless you have a player designed to play REGION TWO or ALL REGIONS. If in doubt, check with the manufacturer of your DVD player before ordering Actors Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay & Billy Connolly Director Dustin Hoffman Certificate 12 years and over Year 2012 Languages English

Dustin Hoffman directs this comedy drama adapted by writer Ronald Harwood from his own stage play of the same name. Beecham House is a retirement home with a difference: it specifically caters for former artistes including one-time opera singers Cissy (Pauline Collins), Reginald (Tom Courtenay) and Wilf (Billy Connolly). Once part of a quartet, the three still take part in an annual concert to celebrate the birthday of composer Giuseppe Verdi. But this year things are complicated by the arrival of the fourth member of their quartet, Jean (Maggie Smith), a die-hard diva who also happens to be Reginald's ex-wife. Theatrical temperaments and old hostilities flare as the dramatic foursome fuss, flirt and flounce their way through rehearsals, adhering emphatically to that old showbiz adage, 'the show must go on'.

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