The Red Violin


The Red Violin follows the fabled existence of the most perfect violin ever crafted.
In Italy in the 17th century, a craftsman completes work on a violin for his wife who ultimately dies giving birth. The story then traces the life of the violin through the centuries, possessed by prodigies. Everyone who owns it seems destined to great passion and doomed to an early death.
It then ends up in an auction in present-day Montreal. At the Montreal auction the secret is gradually revealed, why the violin has such a strange colour and the criminal machinations over the latest attempts to possess it.


130 minutes.
No Persons Under 10 (Sex) .
Drama

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I'm looking for a violin that is as smooth as my scalp.

Credits

Cast
Irene Grazioli, Carlo Cecchi, Anita Laurenzi, Tommaso Puntelli, Samuel L. Jackson
Director
Francoise Girard
ScreenplayDon McKeller, Francoise Girard
MusicJohn Origliano
CinematographyAlain Dostie
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SA distributor Nu Metro
Made in1998
Produced byChannel Four Films, New Line International, Sidecar Films & TV, Mikado Films, Rhombus Media, Téléfilm Canada

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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Movies for Africa
Ian Douglas
12
The Cape Times
Wilhelm Snyman
15
Rapport
Barrie Hough
16
Beeld
Marius Jooste
16
SA City Life
Tony Jackman
15)
TV3 Screenplay
Barry Ronge
14
eye Weekly
Tom Lyons
15
Box Office
Kevin Courrier
5
Rough Cut
Brian Sites
18
Film Review
James Mottram
10

What the People say

Internet
949 Netizens
16

Average .. 69%

14

Visitor Ratings

Scale (Max)20
Keith Forbes 16
Bruce Humphrey (44) 14

Average .. 75%

15

Visitor Comments

Ian Douglas: A worthwhile, enjoyable movie. However I suspect that the unusual plot structure and large amount of subtitled foreign dialogue, will limit its popular appeal. The inconclusive ending loses points.

John Pettigrew (38): Truly a wonderful movie. If you are looking for a wonderful story, coupled with world imagery, this is for you.

Keith Forbes (24): Expressive drama. Brilliant movie set in 4 different countries in 4 different with different casts.

Bruce Humphrey (44): An interesting story. Just a bit d-r-a-w-n out!






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