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:
  • Don McKellar
  • François Girard

Stars:
Release Date: 1998-09-10
metacritic icon 7.9/10
themoviedb icon 7.5/10
  • Country: CA, IT, GB
  • Language: English | 普通话 | Français | Español | Deutsch | Italiano
  • Runtime: 131
  • Budget: $18,000,000
  • Revenue: $9,495,408
Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jac...
Charles Morritz (Montréal)
Carlo Cecchi
Carlo Cecchi
Nicolo Bussotti (Cremona)
Irene Grazioli
Irene Graziol...
Anna Bussotti (Cremona)
Anita Laurenzi
Anita Laurenz...
Cesca (Cremona)
Jean-Luc Bideau
Jean-Luc Bide...
Georges Poussin (Vienna)
Clotilde Mollet
Clotilde Moll...
Antoinette Pussin (Vienna)
Johannes Silberschneider
Johannes Silb...
Father Richter (Vienna)
Rainer Egger
Rainer Egger
Brother Christophe (Vienna)
Wolfgang Böck
Wolfgang Böck
Brother Michael (Vienna)
Jason Flemyng
Jason Flemyng
Frederick Pope (Oxford)
Greta Scacchi
Greta Scacchi
Victoria Byrd (Oxford)
David Gant
David Gant
Conductor (Oxford)
Sai-Kit Yung
Sai-Kit Yung
Manservant (Oxford) (as Stuart Ong)
Sylvia Chang
Sylvia Chang
Xiang Pei (Shanghai)
Tao Hong
Tao Hong
Comrade Chan Gong (Shanghai)
Colm Feore
Colm Feore
Auctioneer (Montréal)
Monique Mercure
Monique Mercu...
Mme. Leroux (Montréal)
Don McKellar
Don McKellar
Evan Williams (Montréal)
Julian Richings
Julian Richin...
Nicolas Olsberg (Montréal)
Russell Yuen
Russell Yuen
Older Ming (Montréal)
Sandra Oh
Sandra Oh
Madame Ming (Montréal)
Rémy Girard
Rémy Girard
Customs Agent (Montréal)
Dany Laferrière
Dany Laferriè...
Cabby (Montréal)
Dorothée Berryman
Dorothée Berr...
Secretary (Montréal)
David La Haye
David La Haye
Handler (Montréal)
Gregory Hlady
Gregory Hlady
Coat Attendant (Montréal)
James Bradford
James Bradfor...
Stagehand (Montréal)
Sylvia Stewart
Sylvia Stewar...
Security Guard (uncredited)
Wang Xiaoshuai
Wang Xiaoshua...
Junior Policeman (Shanghai)
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