The Red Violin (1998)

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.

Directing:
  • François Girard
Writing:
  • François Girard
  • Don McKellar
metacritic icon 7.9/10
themoviedb icon 7.3/10
  • Release Date: 1998-09-10
  • Views: 261
  • Country: CA, IT, GB
  • Language: English | Français | Deutsch | Italiano | 普通话 | Español
  • Runtime: 131
  • Budget: $18,000,000
  • Revenue: $9,495,408
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Auctioneer (Montréal)

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Handler (Montréal)

Johannes Silberschneider

Father Richter (Vienna)

Monique Mercure

Mme. Leroux (Montréal)

Jason Flemyng

Frederick Pope (Oxford)

Don McKellar

Evan Williams (Montréal)

Greta Scacchi

Victoria Byrd (Oxford)

Samuel L. Jackson

Charles Morritz (Montréal)

Russell Yuen

Older Ming (Montréal)

Rémy Girard

Customs Agent (Montréal)

Jean-Luc Bideau

Georges Poussin (Vienna)

Clotilde Mollet

Antoinette Pussin (Vienna)

Wolfgang Böck

Brother Michael (Vienna)

David Gant

Conductor (Oxford)

Sylvia Chang

Xiang Pei (Shanghai)

Tao Hong

Comrade Chan Gong (Shanghai)

Dorothée Berryman

Secretary (Montréal)

Wang Xiaoshuai

Junior Policeman (Shanghai)

Carlo Cecchi

Nicolo Bussotti (Cremona)

Irene Grazioli

Anna Bussotti (Cremona)

Anita Laurenzi

Cesca (Cremona)

Rainer Egger

Brother Christophe (Vienna)

Sai-Kit Yung

Manservant (Oxford) (as Stuart Ong)

Dany Laferrière

Cabby (Montréal)

Gregory Hlady

Coat Attendant (Montréal)

James Bradford

Stagehand (Montréal)

Sylvia Stewart

Security Guard (uncredited)
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