The Red Violin Movie Review 1998

Information and Film Reviews for The Red Violin the Movie

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Spans 300 years in the life of one famed musical instrument that winds up in present-day Montreal on the auction block. Crafted by the Italian master Bussotti (Cecchi) in 1681, the red violin derives its unusual color from the human blood mixed into the finish. With this legacy, the violin travels to Austria, England, China, and Canada, leaving both beauty and tragedy in its wake. Most of the vignettes are dull, with the Montreal-set framing story holding the most interest.

Distribution

Universal Studios Home Video, 100 Universal City Plz., Universal City, CA 91608-9955, Phone: (818)777-1000, Fax: (818)866-1483, URL: http://www.universalstudios.com, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 131 minutes.
Originally from Canadian.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Montreal, Flashback, Tragedy, Italy, Great Britain, China, Sex & Sexuality
Screenplay
Don McKellar, Francois Girard
Cast
Samuel L. Jackson, Don McKellar, Carlo Cecchi, Irene Grazioli, Jean-Luc Bideau, Jason Flemyng, Greta Scacchi, Christoph Koncz, Sylvia Chang, Colm Feore, Monique Mercure, Liu Zi Feng
Cinematography
Alan Dostie
Director
Francois Girard
Music
John Corigliano
Producer
Niv Fichman, Rhombus Media

Awards

Oscars 1999: Orig. Score; Genie 1998: Art Dir./Set Dec., Cinematog., Costume Des., Director (Girard), Film, Screenplay, Score.

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