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.

Director:

François Girard

Writers:

Jeffrey Caine (screenplay by), Norman Lebrecht (based on the novel by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eddie Izzard ... BBC Radio Announcer (voice)
Gerran Howell ... Martin (17-23)
Stanley Townsend ... Gilbert Simmonds
Amy Sloan ... Enid Simmonds
Marina Hambro ... Young Helen
István Fazekas István Fazekas ... 1951 Conductor
Tim Roth ... Martin Simmonds
Catherine McCormack ... Helen Simmonds
Steven Hillman ... Mayor Froggatt
Sharon Percy ... Jenny Burrows
Eszter Lugosi Eszter Lugosi ... Clarinet Girl
Áron Rátkay Áron Rátkay ... Cello Boy (as Rátkay Áron)
Eszter Túrós Eszter Túrós ... Piano Accompanist
Annamária Makai Annamária Makai ... Piano Girl (as Makai Annamária)
Viktoria Kay ... Ellen Stemp
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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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They Began as Rivals, Then Became Brothers. One of Them Disappears. An Obsessive Search Over Two Continents and a Half Century Begins. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Music | Mystery | War

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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Third musical film for director François Girard after Boychoir (2014) and The Red Violin (1998). He also works on stage musicals over the world. This film also stars actor Eddie Izzard who collaborated with François Girard in Boychoir (2014). See more »

Goofs

The Yellow Cab used in the film is 1991-1996 Chevrolet Caprice. This sequence of film took place in the first half of 1980s. See more »

Quotes

Martin: It's NOT a competition.
Helen: Everything's a competition, read your Darwin.
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Soundtracks

Caprice No. 24 in A Minor Var 9
Written by Niccolò Paganini
Performed by Ray Chen, violin and Claire Doyle, piano
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Understated beauty
14 September 2019 | by clairedoylemtSee all my reviews

An exquisitely unfolding story that approaches the horror of the Holocaust from a different perspective - that of the many refugees who suspected but were left in the agony of uncertainty. The restrained Britishness of the era is beautifully depicted and - just like some of the most effective and emotive music - times its climax to perfection.


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Country:

Canada | Hungary | UK | Germany

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:

$1,077,584

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,138,962
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