A LATE QUARTET

BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELL
MAY 12, 2013

“A Late Quartet” is as essential as dramas get these days. The film centers around a quartet with a questionable future. Each character faces a different obstacle to overcome. The heft of the film falls on the shoulders of its veteran cast, which raises it above dry drama. Philip Seymour Hoffman and Christopher Walken are at their best, effortlessly playing the most exciting characters.

With little connection to Mark Ivanir, he can pique my interest and produce a respectable performance as the least known of the group. Imogen Poots shines in her role, bringing a perfect blend of innocence and maturity to her role. An easily disposable character becomes relevant because of the heart put into her. Even though the film stays at a constant lull, “A Late Quartet” becomes slightly more than just another drama with these giant stars.

RELEASE DATE
November 2, 2012

DIRECTOR
Yaron Zilberman

WRITTEN BY
Yaron Zilberman
Seth Grossman

STUDIO
Entertainment One

R
(for language and some sexuality)

DRAMA
MUSIC

106 minutes

CINEMATOGRAPHER
Frederick Elmes

COMPOSER
Angelo Badalamenti

EDITOR
Yuval Shar

CAST
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Catherine Keener
Christopher Walken
Mark Ivanir
Imogen Poots
Wallace Shawn

PRODUCED BY
Yaron Zilberman
Mandy Tagger
Vanessa Coifman
David Faigenblum
Emanuel Michael
Tamar Sela

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