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Quartet (2004, original release: 1981)


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Published: [United States] : Chicago, Ill. : Criterion Collection ; Distributed by Home Vision Entertainment, [2004], c1981
Series: Merchant Ivory collection
Description:  1 videodisc (ca. 101 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
ISBN/ISSN: 0780026799,
Language:  English

Originally released as a motion picture in 1981

Based on the novel by Jean Rhys

Special features: new digital transfer; "Conversation with the filmmakers", part of a new series of interviews with Ismail Merchant, James Ivory, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala and Richard Robbins; theatrical trailer

Alan Bates, Maggie Smith, Isabelle Adjani, Anthony Higgins, Pierre Clémenti, Suzanne Flon, Daniel Mesguich, Sheila Gish, Armelia McQueen

The quartet consists of novelist Marya Zelli, her Polish husband, Stephen, wealthy philanderer/artist H.J. Heidler and his wife, Lois. Though she has been indulgent of H.J.'s past indiscretions, Lois isn't keen on her husband carrying on an affair with Marya under their own roof. Meanwhile, Stephen sits in prison, jailed for his various petty thefts. Once Stephen is released, he learns about the triangle. When the dust settles, it is Marya who suffers the most

MPAA rating: Not rated

DVD, Region 1, widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono

English and French dialogue, English subtitles; closed-captioned

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Additional Credits:
Mahot de la Querantonnais, Jean-Pierre
Merchant, Ismail
Jhabvala, Ruth Prawer, 1927-2013
Ivory, James
Bates, Alan, 1934-2003
Smith, Maggie, 1934-
Adjani, Isabelle, 1955-
Higgins, Anthony, 1947-
Clémenti, Pierre, 1942-1999
Flon, Suzanne, 1918-
Mesguich, Daniel, 1952-
Gish, Sheila
McQueen, Armelia
Robbins, Richard, 1940-
Rhys, Jean
Merchant Ivory Productions
Lyric International (Firm)
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Home Vision Entertainment (Firm)

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