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The Red Violin (1998)
"Le violon rouge" (original title)

 -  Drama | Romance | Mystery  -  11 June 1999 (USA)
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A perfect red-colored violin inspires passion, making its way through three centuries over several owners and countries, eventually ending up at an auction where it may find a new owner.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Carlo Cecchi ...
Irene Grazioli ...
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Tommaso Puntelli ...
Apprentice (Cremona)
Samuele Amighetti ...
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Jean-Luc Bideau ...
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Paul Koeker ...
Wolfgang Böck ...
Brother Michael (Vienna)
Josef Mairginter ...
Brother Franz (Vienna)
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In present day Montreal, a famous Nicolo Bussotti violin, known as "the red violin," is being auctioned off. During the auction, we flash back to the creation of the violin in 17th century Italy, and follow the violin as it makes its way through an 18th century Austrian monastery, a violinist in 19th century Oxford, China during the Cultural Revolution, and back to Montreal, where a collector tries to establish the identity and the secrets of "the red violin." Written by Sean Gallagher <naes@cgocable.net>

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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$129,564 (USA) (13 November 1998)

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$9,473,382 (USA) (12 November 1999)
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When Frederick Pope leans back in the tub with the letter from his lover in his hand, the shot is a recreation of the famous painting "The Death of Marat." See more »

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When we are shown the doorway of the concert hall in Oxford, there is clearly a modern electric doorbell button in the door frame. See more »

Quotes

Charles Morritz: What do you do when the thing you most wanted, so perfect, just comes?
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O Richard! O mon Roi!
from "Richard Coeur de Lion"
Composed by André-Modeste Grétry
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Recognition for an unusual epic
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Just to tease those who have not seen this incredible work of art and to make the others think you should see it again !

Who could think that a movie about a simple violin could turn into such magnificent beauty? «The Red Violin» whole story is based on a piece of wood and strings, which carries a whole story of humanity and social issues. We travel through 400 years of history and music, to end up in what you might think is the end of the story of the «red violin» but in fact, takes you to the next chapter.

If you are a classical and historical music fan, you will love this movie. The Oscar to composer John Corigliano was not an option.

François Girard clearly has something for music, as he did another wonderful movie about pianist Glenn Gould, «Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould», a movie that really drives us through the life of a great piano interpreter. Quite different from «The Red Violin», but quite good too. I can't wait to see his next movie, if he ever plans to do one, but the challenge to surpass «The Red Violin» is quite big.


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