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The Red Violin

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Original title
Le Violon rouge (The Red Violin)
Year
Running time
130 min.
Country
Canada Canada
Director
Screenwriter
Don McKellar, François Girard
Music
John Corigliano
Cinematography
Alain Dostie
Cast
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Producer
New Line International Releasing / Channel Four Films / Telefilm Canada / Rhombus Media / Sony Classical / Red Violin Productions Ltd.
Genre
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.
Awards
1999: Oscar: Best Original Soundtrack
1999: Nominated for Golden Globe: Best Foreign Language Picture
1998: Genie Awards: Best Canadian Feature
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