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

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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Storyline

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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One Man's Search for His Childhood Friend - A Violin Prodigy Orphaned in the Holocaust - Who Has Vanished. 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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Trivia

Saul Rubinek, who played Mr Feinman, is the son of Holocaust survivors and was born in a Refugee camp in Germany 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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Connections

Featured in 2020 Canadian Screen Awards for Cinematic Arts (2020) See more »

Soundtracks

Song of Names (For Solo Violin)
Written by Howard Shore
Performed by Ray Chen and Daniel Mutlu
(c) 2018 Impression Music, LLC (ASCAP) and South Fifth Avenue (ASCAP)
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Redeems the art of film making!
20 January 2020 | by jerrygiSee all my reviews

In the age of phony CGI and juvenile comic books on the screen, it is a rare breath of fresh air to be immersed in a shining example of what the art of cinema can be. "Song of Names" brings thoughtful story telling, emotion, fraternal love and pathos to the screen. The music has the power to bring tears to the eyes of all but the most shallow. Seeing this gem was the highlight of my week.


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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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