The engaging and sentimental tale begins when the little boy (Ricardo Ancona) starts manifesting a greater and greater talent at music and at the same time, a super-sensitivity to sounds. His overly astute hearing drives him into the woods and away from the cacophony of the town's hustle and bustle. Once in the woods, he meets a kindly old hermit who teaches him how to play the violin he made. After the old man dies, the violin ends up at a pawn shop, and each night the boy sneaks in to play it in secret. It is this haunting, nightly music that sets the town on edge -- people think an evil spirit is on the loose.
Winner of 16 International Feature Film Festival Awards
Did You Know?
This movie's negatives and original rolls were almost burned by Union members, since the director was not part of the "Mexican movie workers union" in 1961. El negativo y versión original de esta cinta estuvieron a punto de ser quemados, ya que el director no era miembro del sindicato STPC en 1961. See more