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The Song of Names (2019)

PG-13 | | Drama | 25 December 2019 (USA)
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Several years after his childhood friend, a violin prodigy, disappears on the eve of his first solo concert, an Englishman travels throughout Europe to find him.

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François Girard

Writers:

Norman Lebrecht (based on the novel by), Jeffrey Caine (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Clive Owen ... Dovidl
Tim Roth ... Martin
Saul Rubinek ... Feinman
Jonah Hauer-King ... Dovidl 17-23
Catherine McCormack ... Helen
Eddie Izzard ... Radio Presenter
Gerran Howell ... Martin 17-21
Misha Handley Misha Handley ... Martin 9-13
Richard Bremmer ... Billy
Julian Wadham ... Arbuthnot Bailey
Max Macmillan ... Peter Stemp
Amy Sloan ... Enid
Stanley Townsend ... Gilbert
Magdalena Cielecka ... Anna
Kamil Lemieszewski ... Hebrew Rabi / Polish Doctor (voice)
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Several years after his childhood friend, a violin prodigy, disappears on the eve of his first solo concert, an Englishman travels throughout Europe to find him.

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From the Director of The Red Violin and the Academy Award Winning Composer of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy See more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some strong language, brief sexual material, thematic elements, and smoking | See all certifications »
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Canada | Hungary

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Song of Names See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$39,452, 29 December 2019

Gross USA:

$1,044,755

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,104,575
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Shown at the 2019 AFI Festival: Stunning and compelling
18 November 2019 | by janneau-04553See all my reviews

"The Song of Names" is a film with Clive Owen and Tim Roth elegantly directed by Francois Girard. It tells the story of two young boys who develop a friendship over a shared love of music. Young Polish violin prodigy Dovidl Rapoport comes to live with the family of Martin Simmonds in the days preceding the German bombings of London, England during WWII.

The story continues showing different periods of Dovidl and Martin's lives from adolescence to mature adulthood. With the excellent acting, screenplay by Jeffrey Caine and Girard's conscientious direction, the film is a gift to the viewing public!


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