Quartet Quartet

Quartet

James Ivory

 
Quartet (Merchant Ivory DVD)

Merchant Ivory DVD

1 Disc

SRP: $29.95

Out of Print
  • United Kingdom
  • 1981
  • 101 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.78:1
  • English
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Quartet is the story of a girl who, adrift with her feckless husband amidst the literati of glittering Paris in the 1920s, becomes entrapped by a rich and sybaritic English couple. Adapted from the wistful, melancholy autobiographical novel by Jean Rhys, Quartet is full of intense confrontations dazzlingly acted by Alan Bates, Maggie Smith, Anthony Higgins, and Isabelle Adjani. This is one of the Merchant Ivory team’s darkest and most compelling dramas of dangerously intertwined relationships.

Cast

Marya ZelliIsabelle Adjani
Mme. Hautchamp Suzanne Flon
Mr. Hautchamp Sébastien Floche
Stephan ZelliAnthony Higgins
Lois HeidlerMaggie Smith
GuyDaniel Chatto
AnnaSheila Gish
H.J. HeidlerAlan Bates
EstherPaulita Sedgwick

Credits

DirectorJames Ivory
ScreenplayRuth Prawer Jhabvala
From the novel byJean Rhys
French dialogue byMichel Maingois
ProducerIsmail Merchant and Jean-Pierre Mahot
Associate producerHumbert Baslan and Connie Kaiserman
MusicRichard Robbins
CinematographyPierre Lhomme
EditingHumphrey Dixon
Production designJean-Jacques Caziot
Costumes Judy Moorcroft

Disc Features

  • Digital transfer, enhanced for widescreen televisions
  • Conversation with the filmmakers, part of a new series of interviews with Ismail Merchant, James Ivory, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, and Richard Robbins
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

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