The Red Violin

Rated R 131 minutes 1999

The intricate history of a beautiful antique violin is traced from its creation in Cremona, Italy, in 1681, where a legendary violin maker (Carlo Cecchi) paints it with his dead wife's blood to keep her memory alive, to an auction house in modern-day Montreal, where it draws the eye of an expert appraiser (Samuel L. Jackson). Over the years between, the violin travels through four different countries, where it has a profound impact on all those who own it.

Film Credits

Director: François Girard

Writer: Don McKellar and François Girard

Producer: Niv Fichman, Daniel Iron, Giannandrea Pecorelli and Barbara Shrier

Cast: Samuel Jackson, Don McKellar, Carlo Cecchi, Irene Grazioli, Jean-Luc Bideau, Christoph Koncz, Jason Flemyng, Greta Scacchi, Sylvia Chang, Liu Zi Feng, Colm Feore and Monique Mercure

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