Le Violon rouge (The Red Violin)
Don McKellar, FranÃ§ois Girard
Samuel L. Jackson, Greta Scacchi, Jason Flemyng, Colm Feore, Carlo Cecchi, Irene Grazioli, Jean-Luc Bideau, Sylvia Chang
New Line International Releasing / Film4 Productions / TÃ©lÃ©film Canada / Rhombus Media / Sony Classical / Red Violin Productions Ltd.
Drama. Mystery | 17th Century. Music
Synopsis / Plot
This fictional movie, using flashbacks, spans over four centuries from the late 17th century to the end of the 20th century. It also spans three continents, Europe, Asia and North America. It follows the story of the famous, mysterious, haunting, mesmerizing, "Red Violin" (as told from the perspective of a sooth sayer from Cremona, Italy, Cesca) from the time it is made by famous Northern Italian violin maker, Nicolo Bussotti to it's experience in a monastery, the late 18th century Vienna, Austria to the possession of it by gypsies to late 19th century Oxford, England to China during the height of the Chinese Revolution in the 1960's (where it almost is lost) until it's discovery near the end of the 20th Century.
1999: Oscar: Best Original Soundtrack
1999: Nominated for Golden Globe: Best Foreign Language Picture
1998: Genie Awards: Best Canadian Feature
1999: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Nominated for Best Original Score
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This is a brilliant piece of work from the genius of witer/Director Monsieur
Francois Girrard of Quebec along with Mr. Don McKellar as co-writer.
If you love something that's beautiful, shouldn't you take good care of it
to prevent it falling into the wrong hands where it cannot be as properly
appreciated - of at all?
How much sacrifice in sweat tears and even blood have we had to go through
and invest into our that which we most cherished is seen as worth valuing
enough to protect?
Have we been able to maintain what is of beauty in our midst over time
or have we abdicated through lack of care and vigilance
The movies looks at the idea of who has best merit in acquiring appreciating or
nourishing beauty that is around and how they go about doing it I believe too.
Multiple languages used n this movie include German Italian French
and mainly English - subtitles are optionally included for the non English
spoken bits, along with Dutch Romanian Spanish and Portuguese. These
subs will work with our previously posted 720p versions too!
Greta Scacchi looks a bit tired from neglect - however she is the most
beautiful gal in the world in her "White mischief" movie appearance and
for her spirit its something she will never lose in her own merited rightness
Enjoy this masterpiece that should put you on your guard to protect
what is your own survival in the way of culture and belongings - of whatever
Michael Rizzo Chessman