The Red Violin

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The Red Violin (1998)

R 131 min - Drama, Thriller, Mystery, Music, Romance - 10 September 1998
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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.

Director:  François Girard
Writers:  Don McKellar, François Girard

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Storyline

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.


Collections: François Girard

Details

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Country:   Canada Italy United Kingdom
Release Date:  10 September 1998

Box Office

Budget:  $18,000,000
Revenue:  $9,495,408

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Rhombus Media, Channel Four Films

Technical Specs

Runtime:  2 h 11 min