Quartet

(1981)

Overview

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.

  1. James Ivory

    Director

  2. Jean Rhys

    Novel

  3. Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Isabelle Adjani

    Isabelle Adjani

    Marya 'Mado' Zelli

  2. Alan Bates

    Alan Bates

    H.J. Heidler

  3. Maggie Smith

    Maggie Smith

    Lois Heidler

  4. Anthony Higgins

    Anthony Higgins

    Stephan Zelli

  5. Suzanne Flon

    Suzanne Flon

    Mme. Hautchamp

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Quartet
Quartet

Facts

Status Released

Release Information

  • May 3, 2019
    Theatrical (limited)

    Meaning

  • October 25, 1981
    R
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language French

Runtime 1h 41m

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