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The Red Violin

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Original title
Le Violon rouge (The Red Violin)
Running time
130 min.
Canada Canada
Don McKellar, François Girard
John Corigliano
Alain Dostie
New Line Cinema, Film4 Productions, Téléfilm 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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