Fred and Mick, two old friends, are on vacation in an elegant hotel at the foot of the Alps. Fred, a composer and conductor, is now retired. Mick, a film director, is still working. They look with curiosity and tenderness on their children's confused lives, Mick's enthusiastic young writers, and the other hotel guests. While Mick scrambles to finish the screenplay for what he imagines will be his last important film, Fred has no intention of resuming his musical career. But someone wants at all costs to hear him conduct again.
Harvey Keitel....Mick Boyle
Alex Macqueen....Queen's Emissary
Michael Caine....Fred Ballinger
Ian Keir Attard....1st Queen's Emissary Assistant
Adam Jackson-Smith....2nd Queen's Emissary Assistant
Paul Dano....Jimmy Tree
Roly Serrano....South American
Loredana Cannata....South American's Wife
Madalina Diana Ghenea....Miss Universe (as Madalina Ghenea)
Nate Dern....Funny Screenwriter
Alex Beckett....Bearded Screenwriter
Mark Gessner....Shy Screenwriter
Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database.