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Release Date:
30 January 2015 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Fame is desire, love is a curse
Plot:
The life story of Italian violinist and composer, Niccolò Paganini, who rose to fame as a virtuoso in the early 19th Century. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A surprising movie See more (17 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

David Garrett ... Niccolò Paganini

Jared Harris ... Urbani

Joely Richardson ... Ethel Langham

Christian McKay ... John Watson

Veronica Ferres ... Elizabeth Wells

Helmut Berger ... Lord Burghersh

Olivia d'Abo ... Primrose Blackstone

Andrea Deck ... Charlotte Watson
Kristian Portz ... Fighter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Thomas Anton ... Burly Man
Peter R. Bishop ... Journalist
Peter Bosch ... Officer

Ben Cura ... Charlotte's Husband
David Godden ... Ticket Tout
Stephen Hastings ... Bandmaster
Franziska Huber ... Maid
Ian Hughes ... Server
Tim Jefferis ... Newspaper seller

Elizabeth Kinnear ... Lizzie
Onat Koc ... Milanese Guy in the audience
Fanny Krausz ... Marie

Makhare Alexander Ninidze ... Achille Paganini
Oskar Ricketts ... Boy

Ania Sowinski ... Anna

Andrew Tiernan ... Freddie
Leopold Josef Paul Berger ... Opera Spectator (uncredited)

Directed by
Bernard Rose 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Bernard Rose 

Produced by
Christian Angermayer .... producer
Gabriela Bacher .... producer
Dominic Berger .... executive producer
Franco Bevione .... executive producer: Italian unit
Craig Blake-Jones .... executive producer
Fabio Massimo Cacciatori .... executive producer: Italian unit
Mohammed Hans Dastmaltchi .... associate producer
Veronica Ferres .... co-producer
Paul John Flint .... line producer: Italian unit
David Garrett .... executive producer
Volker Glaser .... associate producer
Klemens Hallmann .... associate producer
Nick Hamson .... associate producer
Marc Hansell .... executive producer
Rosilyn Heller .... producer
Danny Krausz .... producer
Sascha Magsamen .... associate producer
Yasin Qureshi .... associate producer
Ricky Sans .... associate producer
Michael Scheel .... executive producer
Markus R. Vogelbacher .... executive producer
Sarah Weatherstone .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
David Garrett 
Franck Van Der Heijden 
 
Cinematography by
Bernard Rose 
 
Film Editing by
Britta Nahler 
 
Casting by
Lucky Englander 
Fritz Fleischhacker 
 
Production Design by
Christoph Kanter 
 
Art Direction by
Leonie Heys-Cerchio 
 
Set Decoration by
Hans Wagner 
 
Costume Design by
Birgit Hutter 
 
Makeup Department
Jana Filip .... makeup artist (as Jana Filipp)
Ragna Jornitz .... makeup artist
Nadine Kersten .... additional makeup artist
Reinhard Kirnich .... additional makeup artist
Lena Lazzarotto .... chief makeup artist
Ellen Nicklas .... additional makeup artist
Sybille Nowack .... additional makeup artist
Evgenia 'Jenny' Popova .... additional makeup artist (as Eugenia Popova)
Annika Rahner .... additional makeup artist
Marie Reyter .... additional makeup artist
Sebastian Weber .... additional makeup artist
Julia Wolfrum .... additional makeup artist
Oliver Ziem-Schwerdt .... chief makeup artist
 
Production Management
Fritz Böhm .... post-production manager: pre-production, Toccata Film
Alfred Deutsch .... production manager: Austria
Daniel Mattig .... production manager: Germany
Daniel Rohm .... post-production supervisor: Rovolution Film
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Elizabeth Albrecht .... third assistant director
Magdalena Chmielewska .... trainee assistant director
Joe Geary .... first assistant director
Tristan Hume .... second assistant director
Tobias Joosten .... third assistant director
Irene Nana Kullmer .... second second assistant director
Marian Mlynek .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Aaron Crookes .... props
Carlotta Desmann .... second assistant set designer
Tanja Erdmann .... assistant art director
Sarah Gerg .... assistant production designer
Zoltán Kohut .... propmaker/leather worker
Julia Libiseller .... assistant art director
Alex Recht .... prop driver
Esther Schreiner .... set designer
Mathias Schwaiger .... set dresser
Vladimir Skrdlik .... property master: outdoor
Johannes Slapa .... property master: outdoor
 
Sound Department
Andreas Biegler .... foley editor
Georg Blumenröhr .... sound trainee
Stephan Fandrych .... adr supervisor
Walter Fiklocki .... sound
Joo Fürst .... foley artist
Nigel Holland .... supervising sound editor
Marcus Kastner .... boom operator
Wolfi Müller .... sound stage assistant
Hubertus Rath .... dubbing mixer
 
Special Effects by
Tissi Brandhofer .... special effects supervisor: Austria
Bastian Volkmer .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Sacha Bertram .... visual effects supervisor
Christian Burggraf .... system administrator: ScanlineVFX
Dimitri Delacovias .... matte painting artist: ScanlineVFX
Thad Diego .... R&D: ScanlineVFX
Moritz Eiche .... compositing supervisor: ScanlineVFX
Manuel Ferdinand .... R&D: ScanlineVFX
Robert Freitag .... visual effects artist: Scanline VFX
Björn Gottwald .... compositing artist: ScanlineVFX
Markus Hagemeier .... vfx editor: ScanlineVFX
Jasmin Hasel .... senior vfx producer: ScanlineVFX
Daniela Hasenbring .... R&D: ScanlineVFX
Stefan Ihringer .... compositing artist: ScanlineVFX
Hasan Ilhan .... 3d artist: ScanlineVFX
Ivo Klaus .... cg supervisor: ScanlineVFX
Andrea Krupp .... compositing artist: ScanlineVFX
Jan Krupp .... supervisor: ScanlineVFX
Felix Laser .... compositing artist: ScanlineVFX
Jona Maluck .... compositing artist: ScanlineVFX
Dirk Mauche .... modelling artist: ScanlineVFX
Knuth Möde .... matte painting artist: ScanlineVFX
Menelaos Peristeridis .... matte painting artist: ScanlineVFX
Timo Rolle .... vfx editor: ScanlineVFX
Benjamin Ross .... matte painting artist: ScanlineVFX
Simon Ross .... fx artist: Scanline VFX
Michael Scheffler .... system administrator: ScanlineVFX
Franz Schiller .... compositing artist: ScanlineVFX
Paul Schlie .... compositing artist: ScanlineVFX
Sebastian Stanek .... matchmove supervisor: ScanlineVFX
Johannes Vogl .... lighting and shading: ScanlineVFX
José Manuel Weil .... lighting td: ScanlineVFX
Maike Witt .... team assistant: ScanlineVFX
Bjoern Wortmann .... compositing artist: ScanlineVFX
Ismat Zaidi .... executive vfx producer: ScanlineVFX
 
Stunts
Felix Bartholomä .... stunt performer
Petr Dvorak .... stunt performer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Simon Arevalo Saint-Jean .... key grip
Jimmy Arnez .... gaffer (as Jaime Arnez)
David Brandstetter .... light boy
Ron Forsythe .... lighting designer
Stefan Gauss .... gaffer
Harald Geltl .... balloon light operator
Bruno Hendriks .... lighting assistant
Malte Hubner .... camera trainee
Jacob Junker .... grip
Jacob Junker .... key grip
Szabo Nikolaus .... rigging electrician
Natascha Reichert .... second assistant camera
Thomas Roßbach .... best boy
Hannes Schindler .... electrician
Felix Schwarz .... first assistant camera
Markus Thanner .... electrician
Christian Weber .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Vanessa Baker .... adr voice casting
Simon Cox .... casting assistant
Lucky Englander .... casting: Germany/Austria
John Hubbard .... casting
Ros Hubbard .... casting
Martin Ware .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Melanie Flath .... additional wardrobe
Ramona Hirt .... wardrobe
Helga Lohninger .... wardrobe
Meike Schlegel .... costume supervisor
Corinna Sommerwerk .... additional wardrobe
Juliana Stenzel .... costume assistant
Elisabeth Witte .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Denis Bachter .... assistant editor
Charly Müellner .... assistant editor
Charly Müllner .... assistant editor
Jakob Seidel .... on-line editor
 
Location Management
Andreas Kispert .... assistant location manager: Austria
Ute Platzer .... location scout
Ulli Schiefer .... location manager: Austria
 
Music Department
David Garrett .... music score
Tilo M. Heinrich .... music preparation
Michael Kranz .... re-recording mixer
Pit Kuhlmann .... orchestral engineer
Ulf Schirmer .... conductor
Franck Van der Heijden .... music score
 
Transportation Department
Robin Hegele .... driver
Tim Jefferis .... h.o.d facilities
Ilja Kruk .... facilities driver
Erec Ortmann .... driver
Elias Röhm .... transportation captain
Claudia Walther .... production driver
 
Other crew
Thomas Anton .... traffic blocker
Michael Belitz .... assistant to producer
Erik Bright .... publicist
Marcos Eberle .... postproduction supervisor: CinePostproduction
Tatjana Hafenbraedl .... set runner
Elias Kilgus .... set assistant
David C. Klein .... set manager: Germany
Johanna Lietha .... assistant to the director
Silvia Lindner .... production coordinator
Eva Merz .... set runner: Munich
Alexander Mohl .... caretaker: extras
Jennifer Holliday Morrison .... researcher
Susanne Nischwitz-Blössl .... continuity
Nunzio Pace .... production accountant: Italian unit
Andreas Penkin .... assistant production accountant
Jürgen Pertak .... set manager
Cathrin Schlegel .... production executive (as Cathrin Croenlein)
Siegrid Schmidt .... assistant production accountant
Siegrid Schmidt .... payroll accountant
Johannes Schwerdt .... production controller
Daniele Siragusano .... post production technical director: Cinepostproduction
Christopher Stampfer .... set assistant
Thomas Stangl .... assistant production accountant
Lena von Naso .... dialogue transcriptor
Andrea Worek .... dialogue coach
Becky Wright .... ADR voice group (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Rick Blaskey .... thanks
Roland Emmerich .... thanks
David Garrett .... special thanks
Marco Kreuzpaintner .... thanks
Ken Russell .... dedicatee
Fabian Wolfart .... thanks
 

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Rated R for some strong sexuality/nudity, and for drug use
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122 min
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Goofs:
Anachronisms: Limelight is used in several concert scenes (including showing the actual chunk of lime), but the film is set in 1830 and the first use of limelight for a performance of any kind was 1836 and for theater performance in 1837. Further, Paganini had ended his concert performances in 1834 and his lifestyle and health made it highly unlikely that he would have ever stood in the limelight before his death.See more »
Quotes:
Urbani:How quickly they have turned on you...
Niccolò Paganini:Urbani...
Urbani:I'm willing to forgive your disloyalty...
Niccolò Paganini:I've taken several beatings. I'll never take you back.
Urbani:You did not really love her. You loved the idea of what you thought she was. An innocent. Someone whose purity could redeem you of your many sins. But she's human! She has the same carnality and ambition as you. All that would have happened, is that you would have destroyed her... you would've have corrupted her... with the same seeding and infection that burns within your blood... I am not the Devil. I serve the Devil and you are my master.
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3 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
A surprising movie, 15 April 2015
Author: jeff-36069 from Illinois

We did not hold out much hope for this after reading the reviews. Gratefully, the reviews, as they are quite often, were, in my opinion, wrong. It is beyond me how these negative reviews make it past the smell test.

The performance of the music was as visually captivating as it was sonically beautiful. The acting was more than passable and the direction was as good as any.

Anyone with slightest knowledge of Paganini, or anyone who bothered to even look up his name on wikipedia, would understand that this movie summarized his life with artistic license. The story itself was a composite of real events, failures and triumphs.

In short, if critics loved Amadeus ( truly pitiful depiction of reality with hyperbolic acting antics throughout) and hate this movie, then I will never fathom their trade.

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