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The Song of Names (2019)

PG-13 | | Drama, Music, Mystery | 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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Credited cast:
Tim Roth ... Martin
Clive Owen ... Dovidl
Jonah Hauer-King ... Dovidl 17-23
Catherine McCormack ... Helen
Saul Rubinek ... Feinman
Eddie Izzard ... Radio Presenter
Amy Sloan ... Enid
Gerran Howell ... Martin 17-21
Richard Bremmer ... Billy
Julian Wadham ... Arbuthnot Bailey
Max Macmillan ... Peter Stemp
Stanley Townsend ... Gilbert
Misha Handley Misha Handley ... Martin 9-13
Luke Doyle ... Dovidl 9-13
Magdalena Cielecka ... Anna
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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 »

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Drama | Music | Mystery | War

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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 »

Quotes

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

25 December 2019 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$39,452, 29 December 2019

Gross USA:

$1,077,584

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,138,700
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