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Quartet (2012)

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Cast
Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Billy Connolly, Pauline Collins, Michael Gambon, Sheridan Smith, Andrew Sachs, Gwyneth Jones, Trevor Peacock
Released
2012
testosterone
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What first might look like EMDR turns out to be a neurological examination of opera singer Wilf. Drift in his left arm and his unwanted advances toward his neurologist suggest a stroke has left him with deficits including sexual disinhibition. (0:02)

Opera singer Reginald tells physician Lucy, “I wanted a dignified senility.” (0:21)

Opera singer Cissy tells diva Jean, “I’ve woken up with a black dog on my shoulder from time to time.” (0:30)

Jean: “This isn’t a retirement home. This is a madhouse.” (0:31)

Jean tells Reginald, “I got so nervous I could not sing anymore.” (0:47)

Jean tells Wilf and Reginald, “I think you two are drunk.” (0:57)

Jean tells the others, “It’s insanity.” (1:00)

Cissy begins to suffer episodes of disorientation, including inability to recognize her friends, after a fall. (1:04)

Jean tells the others, “I can’t insult the memory of who I was.”
Wilf asks Jean, ”What are you talking about, memory? Whose memory? Your fans’?”
Wilf tells Jean, “I’m the same old Wilf I always was, thankfully with a little bit of testosterone to keep me interested.” (1:11)