Time Out Melbourne

Dustin Hoffman makes his directorial debut with this British Film adapted by Ronald Harwood (The Pianist, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly) from his own play. The plot centres on a retirement home for opera singers where three residents, Wilf (Billy Connolly), Reggie (Tom Courtenay) and Cissy (Pauline Collins) attempt to put on a concert to celebrate Verdi's birthday. The concert is thrown into disarray when Reggie’s ex-wife and former grande dame of opera, Jean (Maggie Smith), arrives at the home. This will be Hoffman’s first project since his HBO series Luck was canceled.

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Quartet details

Length: 94 minutes

Country of origin: UK

Year of production: 2012

Classification: Not Available

Showing 26 Dec 2012-31 Jan 2013

Director: Dustin Hoffman

Cast: Maggie Smith, Billy Connolly, Michael Gambon

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