Duet for One (1986)

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Stephanie, a famous violin player married to a composer becomes ill from Multiple Sclerosis. Her whole life goes to pieces . Her career ends abruptly, her husband betrays her with another ... See full summary »

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  • Rupert Everett and Cathryn Harrison in Duet for One (1986)
  • Julie Andrews and Alan Bates in Duet for One (1986)
  • Julie Andrews and Liam Neeson in Duet for One (1986)
  • Julie Andrews and Max von Sydow in Duet for One (1986)
  • Julie Andrews and Alan Bates in Duet for One (1986)
  • Julie Andrews in Duet for One (1986)

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22 January 2016 | claudio_carvalho
| Depressive Story of Self-Destruction
In London, the famous violinist Stephanie Anderson (Julie Andrews) is unexpectedly struck with multiple sclerosis while playing with her student Constantine Kassanis (Rupert Everett) in a concert. She becomes bitter and depressed with the abrupt end of her career and seeks help with the psychiatrist Dr. Louis Feldman (Max von Sydow). Meanwhile, her husband David Cornwallis (Alan Bates) is distant from her and confesses that he has a love affair with his secretary Penny Smallwood (Cathryn Harrison). Further, he travels in a tour to America with Penny. Then her favorite pupil finds a job in Las Vegas and decides to travel to America. Stephanie begins a journey to self-destruction and gets rid of her trophies, long-play records and her expensive violin and has a love affair with the junk collector Totter (Liam Neeson). When she reaches the rock bottom, she tries to commit suicide. Will Stephanie overcome her depression?

"Duet for One" is a depressive story of self-destruction of a famous violin player. The performances are top-notch, highlighting Julie Andrews in the lead role. It is difficult to understand her relationship with her ex-husband David and Pennie in the end. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Sede de Amar" ("Thirsty of Love")

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