Biopic about Niccolo Paganini. He receives training from his father in early childhood. The best teachers of Parma are unable to give him more, so Paganini turns to a daily 15 hours of ... See full summary »
Biopic about Niccolo Paganini. He receives training from his father in early childhood. The best teachers of Parma are unable to give him more, so Paganini turns to a daily 15 hours of rigorous self-training. He makes sensational concert tours in Vienna, Paris, London and many other cities of Europe. He is always playing from memory, wearing black, and his stage appearance supports the rumors of his supernatural abilities. He is a wealthy man, but gambling and reckless spending forces him to pawn his violin. He is given a Guarneri violin by a wealthy listener to keep. He later gives this violin to the city if Genoa. The Paganini's violin is played by Leonide Kogan in this film. Written by
Definitely a Russian film with excellent understanding of the situation and good actors role playing
This is a definitely Russian film as they did between 1970-1990. You can feel something beautiful when listening to the lyrics of the main theme and seeing the film. If somebody in the west would have done it, he would have done more story-telling art.
Even though you see how Paganini kind of a destroyed his own life, you would still have the impression that you understand the person and you see the higher motives behind his work. You get the glimpse of some higher picture of his life and the meaning of any life - to go and do what you love no matter how's the life. So, the film shows some passion and makes you feel there's much beauty in life. As many Russian films do. With excellent understanding of the situation and actors role playing.
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