Robert Altman's QUINTET is an allegorical, apocalyptic fantasy that's filled with impenetrable symbolism and mystifying philosophy, in which Paul Newman and an international all-star cast play a deadly game in a barren and frozen futuristic wasteland.
Ten years after the Earth is frozen in a new ice age, seal hunter Essex (Paul Newman) goes with his pregnant lover Vivia (Brigitte Fossey) to a snowbound city to find his brother Francha (Thomas Hill |X Tom Hill). In celebration of Vivia's pregnancy, Francha and the others begin to play a popular
board game called "Quintet," but while playing, a bomb is tossed into the room which kills Francha and Vivia. Essex cha...