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Paganini (1989)

Klaus Kinski believed that he lived through the same experiences as the legendary "devil violinist" Niccolò Paganini, who set all of nineteenth-century Europe into a frenzy and through ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Klaus Kinski ... Niccolò Paganini
Debora Caprioglio ... Antonia Bianchi (as Debora Kinski)
Nikolai Kinski ... Achille Paganini
Dalila Di Lazzaro ... Helene von Feuerbach
Tosca D'Aquino ... Angiolina Cavanna
Eva Grimaldi ... Marie Anna Elise Bonaparte
Beba Balteano Beba Balteano ... Carol Watson
Fabio Carfora Fabio Carfora ... Mr. Watson
Donatella Rettore Donatella Rettore ... Miss Wells
Bernard Blier ... Pater Caffarelli
André Thorent André Thorent ... Galvano
Marcel Marceau ... Pantomime
Feodor Chaliapin Jr. ... Judge
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vittorio Ciorcalo Vittorio Ciorcalo
Niels Gullov Niels Gullov
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Storyline

Klaus Kinski believed that he lived through the same experiences as the legendary "devil violinist" Niccolò Paganini, who set all of nineteenth-century Europe into a frenzy and through whose personality Kinski offers an incredibly profound and honest insight into his own life; a life of extremities. Written by kinski-paganini.de

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Biography | Drama | Music

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Official Sites:

Official site [Germany]

Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

25 May 1990 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Паганини See more »

Filming Locations:

Italy See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Klaus Kinski wanted Werner Herzog to direct, but he turned it down. See more »

Quotes

Niccolò Paganini: Music comes from fire, from the inside of the earth, the sea, the heaven. The Italian heaven is framed of fire. ltaly is the land of fires.
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Alternate Versions

A 95 min "versione originale" director's cut is available on the new German 2 DVD set. See more »

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Soundtracks

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra N.1 in D Major, Op.6
Performed by Salvatore Accardo (violin) and London Philharmonic Orchestra (Charles Dutoit)
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this film is a work of ART.........
27 July 2005 | by acousticroomSee all my reviews

Paganini the film by Klaus Kinski is a true work of Art... I think the reviewer before me just flat don't get it, it is far beyond their understanding.... First off Kinski really did capture the personality of the greatest Musician in history Nicolo Paganini... I also think the music in this film is wonderful, the acting is great, the directing is great.. I think one thing that may throw Hollywood fans, is that the film is done for Art reasons not for the all mighty dollar, greed, which is the number one killer of true ART... This film is about MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC.... and I think Kinski did a wonderful job with every angle, Hollyweird has tried their hands at making films about Composers and I think they should leave the Art to the Artist, and the ARTIST here is the passion of Klaus Kinski and the music of Nicolo Paganini.. this is now and will always be one of my favorite films.. if you like true ART and the some of the most amazing music ever written, then get this film you will not be sorry. Bravo for Kinski Paganini.... Curt


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