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The Quartette

Set in a small Czech town, Krobot’s charming film follows a quartet of string players who meet frequently to rehearse contemporary music. Composer and first violin Robert, somewhat of a mama’s boy, lives with the attractive but flighty cello player Simona. Sexy womanizer Tomáš, who also fronts a punk band, plays second violin and observes the ups and downs of Robert and Simona’s relationship, waiting for his chance. Rounding out the group is the reserved history expert Funés, who refuses to go out with the opposite sex to avoid disappointment. Krobot slyly observes his characters with rueful melancholy and a wise and humorous attitude towards sex: “This is a film about the search for happiness and the doubts and uncertainties that go with it.”—Miroslav Krobot. In Czech with English subtitles.

Appears in: New Czech Cinema

Genres: Comedy, Drama