I have also seen references to this movie titled "A Late Quartet."
We stumbled across this 2012 small movie on NetFlicks this week. Both my wife and I are always drawn to movies with Christopher Walken, so we watched. Delightful.
The story centers around a string quartet of renown, The Fugue, which has been together for 25 years. One of its members learns he can no longer be a member. Conflict results.
The story is gentle by today's standard, and Walken is not even a heavy. There are no villians in the piece. To us, the most appealing element is being carried to a new place...the world of esoteric classical music performers. This is a world of which we have little familiarity, both the music and of the interactions of its performers. This movie celebrates that world and the excellence required. I have never heard performed Beethoven’s celebrated Quartet in C sharp minor (Op. 131), which is featured in the story. Various passages in the work are central and lovingly caressed by the director. As far as I know none of the four principals are played by actors familiar with instruments tey play, yet the numerous close-ups of them playing are very credible...something unheard of in my experience. I can't imagine how much time & effort it must have taken to pull that off. Kudos!
The acting by all here is exceptional, and while there is no bang, whiz culmination, I left feeling right about the experience.
Take a trip. Enjoy the place.
Warning: Lots of reveals here-