A Late Quartet Review (Drama, 2012)

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A Late Quartet - Storyline, Actors And Ratings

The movie "A Late Quartet" is a Drama production.

IMDB rated the movie with 7.5 / 10.

According to Google Users - 90% of the people watched the movie liked the story.

Director: Yaron Zilberman Actors: Katherine Keener, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christopher Walken, Wallace Shawn, Imogen Poots, Mark Ivanir, Madhur Jaffrey, Liraz Charkhi, Pamela Quinn

Sent from the city as a classical musician. He turned out to be a drinking man.



A Late Quartet Review

A classic string quartet that has been successfully touring around the world for twenty-five years. The first violin and the head of the quartet is Daniel Lerner (Mark Ivanir). A man is quite hard and demanding. Second violin - Robert Gelbart (Philip Seymour Hoffman). A loose fat man, a man unhinged and somewhat weak-character. His wife Juliet (Katherine Keener) plays viola in the quartet. And the cello - Peter Mitchell (Christopher Walken): he is much older than the rest of the trio. 

The quartet will have another tour, they are going for rehearsal, but there is something going wrong - Peter is experiencing some difficulties with playing the cello. The next day, Peter goes to the doctor and gets the terrible news: judging by the symptoms, he develops Parkinson's disease. He will still be able to play for a while, but it won't last long. Peter talks about the terrible diagnosis of the rest of the quartet and says that in the new season will play only the first concert, after which he will leave the ensemble, and they urgently need to find a new cellist or cellist. 

What happened triggers a number of unpleasant events. Robert suddenly declares that he no longer wants to be a second violin and that he and Daniel have to change roles periodically. Daniel adhers this, as he drastically changes the course of things. Robert's wife Juliet, who realizes that Robert is simply not able to be the first violin and lead the ensemble, tries to dissuade him from it, their relationship - and so-and-so cloudy - greatly spoiled, and Robert begins to commit all sorts of stupid things. 

And then there is the daughter of Robert and Juliet Alexander (Imogen Poots), with whom Daniel is engaged in violin, falls in love with his teacher, and then it becomes unclear whether they can keep their quartet at all. 


Not too well-known chamber film 2012, which was staged by the Israeli director Yaron Silberman in his script, and his track record includes only some unknown film of 2004 and this picture. The Israelis apparently financed the project.

I missed this film in my time, I was advised by several people, I looked at the cast of actors - and realized that I will definitely watch, because Philip Seymour Hoffman and Christopher Walken I have favorite actors, and Catherine Keener also very much respect, she is a great actress. 

Also, the topic for me is more or less close. I myself played in the orchestra and by the will of fate for a couple of years watched the relationship within the classical string trio: violin, viola, cello. So I was wondering how this world would be shown in the film. 

The picture, I'll tell you right away, is good, I liked it very much. It really is quite chamber, but it looks interesting. 

Here is a great script (it was written by the director himself). The members of the ensemble and their loved ones have a variety of life problems. And they have to sacrifice something, make some difficult decisions. It's time to leave, as Peter, survive the crisis in the family, like Robert and Juliet, to find an understanding with their daughter, like Juliet and Alexandra, to give up love like Daniel. 

Acting is beautiful. Christopher Walken and his Peter - just a lump in the throat: simple, no theatricality, without any break, but clings literally to tears. Christopher is a great actor. He also plays wonderfully in comedies, but at the same time - a brilliant dramatic actor. 

Philip Seymour Hoffman, the kingdom of heaven, also played perfectly, as always. His acting range, like That of Waocan, is extremely wide, and Hoffman brilliantly portrayed both an alcoholic loser and an infernal villain or a secret service. Here his Robert - a man who for the sake of the family gave up many musical ambitions, and eventually realized that his wife just does not love him. From there, his strange claim to the first violin is a kind of midlife crisis to prove something to himself and his wife.

Katherine Kinnear made Hoffman an excellent on-screen pair: her characters always turn out to be vital and natural. 

I liked Mark Ivanir as Daniel. This actor has an interesting story. He was born in the USSR, in Kiev, in 1968. In 1972, his family emigrated to Israel. While serving in the Israeli army, Mark participated in various covert operations, and his experience was later used in Robert De Niro's False Temptation. After finishing his service in the army, Mark did not accept the invitation to work in the Israeli secret service, and studied for two years in a circus school, after which he worked for some time in the Paris circus. After leaving, Mark enrolled in the highest acting school in Israel, and then founded the theater troupe "Theatre Gesher", which consisted of immigrants from the former Soviet Union. 

In 1993, Mark got a role in "Schindler's List", and then starred in the States in almost a hundred films and TV series, where mostly played small roles then Russian spies, then Israeli producers, then German circus performers - well, he has such. 

Here I saw him for the first time in one of the main roles, and, it must be said, this role really liked. The character is bright, charismatic, interesting, and his Daniel was not lost on the background of the works of other actors. 

Imogen Poots as Alexandra is good. It seems to be just a nice girl, and there is a character and drama - all this was shown very worthy. 

Staged all done great. We are talking about classical music, and with it in the film well harmonize the entourage and interiors. They are not that rich, namely classically beautiful, it was nice to see. 

And thank you for Central Park in the winter. There's something about New York's Central Park that he's actually an independent character in a bunch of movies.  

Great film, glad that It was watched, and I recommend to watch those who love films of this style: about life, about the intricacies of fate, about the decisions that in this life have to make. 



A Late Quartet Trailer (Movie Trailer)

A Late Quartet Movie Trailer (2012).

Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christopher Walken and Imogen Poots, A late Quartet Movie follows the story of 4 members of a world-renowned New York string quartet who struggle to stay together in the face of death, competing egos and insuppressible lust. A Late Quartet Trailer.

Directed by Yaron Zilberman.


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