The Red Violin

300 through the years of a remarkable musical instrument. Crafted by the Italian master Bussotti (Cecchi) in 1681, the red violin has traveled through Austria, England, China, and Canada, leaving both beauty and tragedy in its wake. In Montreal, Samuel L Jackson plays an appraiser going over its complex history.
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Credits: TheMovieDb.

Film Cast:

  • Nicolo Bussotti (Cremona): Carlo Cecchi
  • Anna Bussotti (Cremona): Irene Grazioli
  • Cesca (Cremona): Anita Laurenzi
  • Apprentice (Cremona): Tommaso Puntelli
  • Boy (Cremona): Samuele Amighetti
  • Georges Poussin (Vienna): Jean-Luc Bideau
  • Assistant (Cremona): Aldo Brugnini
  • Kaspar Weiss (Vienna): Christoph Koncz
  • Antoinette Pussin (Vienna): Clotilde Mollet
  • Anton von Spielmann (Vienna): Florentín Groll
  • Father Richter (Vienna): Johannes Silberschneider
  • Brother Christophe (Vienna): Rainer Egger
  • Brother Gustav (Vienna): Paul Koeker
  • Brother Michael (Vienna): Wolfgang Böck
  • Brother Franz (Vienna): Josef Mairginter
  • Funeral Monk (Vienna): Johan Gotsch
  • Gypsy Violonist (Vienna): Geza Hosszu-Legocky
  • Gypsy Violonist (Vienna): David Alberman
  • Prince Mansfeld (Vienna): Arthur Denberg
  • Gypsy Violonist (Vienna): Andrzej Matuszewiski
  • Frederick Pope (Oxford): Jason Flemyng
  • Victoria Byrd (Oxford): Greta Scacchi
  • Sara (Oxford): Eva Marie Bryer
  • Gypsy Father (Oxford): Dimitri Andreas
  • Conductor (Oxford): David Gant
  • Manservant (Oxford) (as Stuart Ong): Sai-Kit Yung
  • Xiang Pei (Shanghai): Sylvia Chang
  • Chou Yuan (Shanghai) (as Zi Feng Liu): Zifeng Liu
  • Comrade Chan Gong (Shanghai): Hong Tao
  • Young Ming (Shanghai): Xio Fei Han
  • Guard (Shanghai) (as Zeng Wei Tan): Tan Zeng-Wei
  • Senior Policeman (Shanghai): Zhi Qing Zhou
  • Elderly Woman (Shanghai): Zhi Qiao
  • Deputy (Shanghai): Kun Qi Cao
  • Young Xian Pei (Shanghai): Rei Yang
  • Pawnbroker (Shanghai): Lidou
  • Charles Morritz (Montréal): Samuel L. Jackson
  • Auctioneer (Montréal): Colm Feore
  • Mme. Leroux (Montréal): Monique Mercure
  • Evan Williams (Montréal): Don McKellar
  • Mr. Ruselsky (Montréal): Ireneusz Bogajewicz
  • Nicolas Olsberg (Montréal): Julian Richings
  • Older Ming (Montréal): Russell Yuen
  • Madame Ming (Montréal): Sandra Oh
  • Suzanne (Montréal): Paula de Vasconcelos
  • Customs Agent (Montréal): Rémy Girard
  • Hotel Concierge (Montréal): Marie-Josée Gauthier
  • Cabby (Montréal): Dany Laferrière
  • Secretary (Montréal): Dorothée Berryman
  • Handler (Montréal): David La Haye
  • Coat Attendant (Montréal): Gregory Hlady
  • Registrar (Montréal): Herman Meckler
  • Ruselsky’s Companion (Montréal): Sheena Macdonald
  • Autograph Seeker (Montréal): Jody Shapiro
  • Stagehand (Montréal): James Bradford
  • Violinist (Oxford) (uncredited): Joshua Bell
  • Security Guard (uncredited): Sylvia Stewart
  • Junior Policeman (Shanghai): Wang Xiaoshuai

Film Crew:

  • Producer: Niv Fichman
  • Assistant Hairstylist: Petra Schaumann
  • Costume Coordinator: Thomas Oláh
  • Co-Producer: Daniel Iron
  • Writer: Don McKellar
  • Editor: Gaétan Huot
  • Production Design: François Séguin
  • Music: John Corigliano
  • Director of Photography: Alain Dostie
  • Writer: François Girard
  • Music Producer: Matthias Gohl
  • Co-Producer: Giannandrea Pecorelli
  • Makeup Artist: Nathalie Trépanier
  • Set Decoration: Judy Farr
  • Makeup Artist: Micheline Trépanier
  • Assistant Costume Designer: Mariane Carter
  • Visual Effects: Jamie Hallett
  • Assistant Costume Designer: Martine Gagnon
  • Assistant Makeup Artist: Kathy Ducker
  • Art Direction: Martyn John
  • Makeup Artist: Pat Hay
  • Hairstylist: Suzanne Stokes-Munton
  • Key Hair Stylist: Serge Morache
  • Costume Assistant: Claudette Lilly
  • Assistant Makeup Artist: Meinir Jones-Lewis
  • Visual Effects: André Ü Montambeault
  • Wardrobe Coordinator: Ros Ward
  • Assistant Makeup Artist: Cécile Rigault
  • Assistant Hairdresser: Barbara Sutton
  • Visual Effects: Mathieu Dupuis
  • Visual Effects: Robin Tremblay
  • Visual Effects: François Lord
  • Visual Effects: Frank D’Iorio
  • Visual Effects: Dominic Daigle
  • Makeup Artist: Adolf Uhrmacher
  • Visual Effects: Yves Laniel
  • Wardrobe Assistant: Rose Goodhart

Movie Reviews:

  • atpar4: If you’re passionate about music, and history, if violins make you weak in the knees, and if you like a timeless love story, The Red Violin won’t disappoint.
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