When someone with the caliber of Dustin Hoffman steps behind the camera to direct – it definitely peaks interest – not only of lowly film journalists but for a plethora of Oscar winning (and nominated) performers such as Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon and Billy Connolly. Quartet is a comedy that sees the reunion of a once famous Opera quartet in a home for old aged singers. The official synopsis is as follows:
Dirty little secrets stir up the reunion of a world-famous quartet when they get together for a one-off concert. An eccentric diva, her ex-husband, a lustful baritone, and the scatter-brained object of his desire make up a cast of vivid characters.
DIRECTED BY: DUSTIN HOFFMAN
WRITTEN BY: RONALD HARWOOD
STARRING: MAGGIE SMITH, TOM COURTENAY, BILLY CONNOLLY, PAULINE COLLINS, MICHAEL GAMBON