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Encyclopedia > The Red Violin
The Red Violin
Directed by François Girard
Produced by Niv Fichman
Written by Don McKellar & François Girard
Starring Samuel L. Jackson
Jason Flemyng
Greta Scacchi
Christoph Koncz
Music by John Corigliano
Cinematography Alain Dostie
Editing by Gaëtan Huot
Distributed by Lions Gate Films (USA)
Release date(s) November 13, 1998
June 11, 1999 (USA)
Running time 131 min.
Language Italian
German
French
Mandarin
English
Budget US $18 million.
IMDb profile

The Red Violin (French: Le Violon rouge, German: Die Rote Geige, Italian: Il Violino Rosso, Mandarin: 红提琴) is a Canadian film released on November 13, 1998 (in the USA on June 11, 1999). The film received an Academy Award for the Best Original Score (John Corigliano), 8 Genie Awards, 9 Jutra Awards, a Golden Reel Award (for sound editing), and a Best Artistic Contribution Award from the Tokyo International Film Festival. The film is notable in that dialogue is spoken in the language appropriate to each setting, with subtitles. It was the first film since Grand Illusion (1937), directed by Jean Renoir, to have dialogue in more than four languages (in this case five): Italian, German, French, Mandarin and English. While the film's title actually contains words in all five languages, it is generally known by either the English or the French portions. Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... François Girard (1963 - ) is a Canadian director and screenwriter particularly noted for his innovative film Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould. ... Donald Don McKellar (born August 17, 1963 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian actor, writer, and filmmaker. ... François Girard (1963 - ) is a Canadian director and screenwriter particularly noted for his innovative film Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould. ... Samuel Leroy Jackson (December 21, 1948) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor. ... Jason Flemyng (25 September 1966) is an English actor. ... Greta Scacchi (born February 18, 1960 in Milan, Italy) is a film actress. ... John Corigliano (born February 16, 1938) is an American composer of classical music. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Lions Gate Films. ... November 13 is the 317th day of the year (318th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 48 days remaining. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... June 11 is the 162nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (163rd in leap years), with 203 days remaining. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Old Farts by the Sometimes-United Nations. ... Mandarin, or Beifanghua (Chinese: 北方話; Pinyin: BÄ›ifānghuà; literally Northern Dialect(s)), or Guanhua (Traditional Chinese: 官話; Simplified Chinese: 官话; Pinyin: Guānhuà; literally official speech) is a category of related Chinese dialects spoken across most of northern and southwestern China. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Mandarin, or Beifanghua (Chinese: 北方話; Pinyin: BÄ›ifānghuà; literally Northern Dialect(s)), or Guanhua (Traditional Chinese: 官話; Simplified Chinese: 官话; Pinyin: Guānhuà; literally official speech) is a category of related Chinese dialects spoken across most of northern and southwestern China. ... Film is a term that encompasses motion pictures as individual projects, as well as the field in general. ... November 13 is the 317th day of the year (318th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 48 days remaining. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... June 11 is the 162nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (163rd in leap years), with 203 days remaining. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Old Farts by the Sometimes-United Nations. ... The references in this article would be clearer with a different and/or consistent style of citation, footnoting or external linking. ... From Rule Sixteen of the Special Rules for The Music Awards Original Score: An original score is a substantial body of music in the form of dramatic underscoring written specifically for the film by the submitting composer. ... John Corigliano (born February 16, 1938) is an American composer of classical music. ... The Genie Awards are given out to recognize the best of Canadian films and television, by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. ... The Jutra Award (Prix Jutra) is awarded annually to films from Quebecs film industry. ... The MPSE Golden Reel Award is an award presented by the organization of Motion Picture Sound Editors in categories related to the craft of audio post production, such as Sound Editing, Music Editing, Dialog Editing, and Sound Effect Editing. The award was first presented in 1953 and has continued into... 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Mandarin, or Beifanghua (Chinese: 北方話; Pinyin: BÄ›ifānghuà; literally Northern Dialect(s)), or Guanhua (Traditional Chinese: 官話; Simplified Chinese: 官话; Pinyin: Guānhuà; literally official speech) is a category of related Chinese dialects spoken across most of northern and southwestern China. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...

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Plot

The Red Violin is the story of a "perfect" violin being auctioned in Canada. Known for its rich red colour, the violin is aptly named "The Red Violin". As the bidding starts, the story of the violin's origins are revealed, showing us that the violin itself has been around the world for over 300 years (1681), causing anger, betrayal, love, and sacrifice. The violin's history is depicted in locations around the world, with scenes in Cremona, Vienna, Oxford, Shanghai, and Montreal. MY NAME IS BOB AND I LOVE PEANUTS!!!!!!11A plot is the course or arrangement of events in a narrative. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... An auctioneer and her assistants scan the crowd for bidders An auction is the process of buying and selling things by offering them up for bid, taking bids, and then selling the item to the highest bidder. ... Procurement is the acquisition of goods or services at the best possible total cost of ownership, in the right quantity, at the right time, in the right place for the direct benefit or use of the governments, corporations, or individuals generally via, but not limited to a contract. ... Cremona is a city in Northern Italy, situated in Lombardy, on the left shore of the Po river in the middle of the Pianura padana (Po valley). ... Inhabitants according to official census figures: 1800 to 2005 Vienna in 1858 Vienna (German: Wien ) is the capital of Austria, and also one of the nine States of Austria. ... Oxford is a city and local government district in Oxfordshire, England, with a population of 134,248 (2001 census). ... Shanghai (Chinese: ; pinyin:  ; Shanghainese: ), situated on the banks of the Yangtze River Delta in East China, is the largest city of the Peoples Republic of China and the eighth largest in the world. ... Motto: Concordia Salus Coordinates: Country Canada Province Quebec Founded 1642 Established 1832 City Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area    - City 366. ...


The plot bears strong resemblance to that of John Hersey's 1991 novel Antonietta, which follows a unique Stradivari violin through several episodes of its history, though that is never acknowledged in the credits. John Hersey, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1958 John Richard Hersey (June 17, 1914 – March 24, 1993) was an American writer and journalist. ... Antonio Stradivari examining an instrument, in a Romantic 19th-century print. ...


Cast

Cremona

  • Carlo Cecchi - Nicolo Bussotti
  • Irene Grazioli - Anna Bussotti
  • Anita Laurenzi - Cesca

Vienna Carlo Cecchi (born January 25, 1939) is an Italian actor. ...

  • Christoph Koncz - Kaspar Weiss
  • Jean-Luc Bideau - Georges Poussin

Oxford

Shanghai Jason Flemyng (25 September 1966) is an English actor. ... Greta Scacchi (born February 18, 1960 in Milan, Italy) is a film actress. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

Montréal Sylvia Chang (Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: Zhang Aijia, born 22 July 1953 in Chiayi, Taiwan) is famous Taiwanese actress, writer and director. ...

Samuel Leroy Jackson (December 21, 1948) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor. ... Colm Feore (born August 22, 1958, at Boston, Massachusetts) is an Canadian-American actor raised in Canada of Irish and Italian extraction. ... Monique Mercure (born November 14, 1930) is a Canadian actor. ... Donald Don McKellar (born August 17, 1963 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian actor, writer, and filmmaker. ...

Crew

François Girard (1963 - ) is a Canadian director and screenwriter particularly noted for his innovative film Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould. ... Donald Don McKellar (born August 17, 1963 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian actor, writer, and filmmaker. ... François Girard (1963 - ) is a Canadian director and screenwriter particularly noted for his innovative film Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould. ... John Corigliano (born February 16, 1938) is an American composer of classical music. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Philharmonia is an orchestra based in London. ... Esa-Pekka Salonen (born June 30, 1958 in Helsinki) is a prominent Finnish orchestral conductor and composer. ...

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  Results from FactBites:
 
The Red Violin (1999) Synopsis, Storyline, Plot - MovieWeb (958 words)
From this moment on, the violin embarks on a journey through time, becoming the emotional, spiritual, and intellectual centerpiece of the lives of its various owners.
The Red Violin is buried with Kasper, but grave-robbers steal the magnificent instrument and it ends up in the hands of nomadic gypsies.
The Red Violin remains in its hiding place until the present.
The Red Violin (1999) (626 words)
An instrument restorer (played by Pulp Fiction's Samuel L. Jackson) is brought in to assess the value of the various violins, and is quick to spot the eponymous one.
At the auction, individuals who are tied to the red violin from its various incarnations are all present.
While it would be rude to spoil the surprise of who ends up with the violin (and the origins of its red varnish), suffice it to say that the resolution is problematic and unsatisfying.
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