His plans for the instruments supply a suspenseful ending to a movie that has already given us just about everything else. It sometimes seems that the creators of movies don't even bother about adding some mystery in their movies anymore and I really miss that. In this movie we don't follow some people, but a violin on its journey through time and the world. Oxford — The Gypsies; Journey Across Europe 10. Vienna — Etudes; Death of Kaspar 09.
He is also perhaps the person best equipped to appreciate how rare and wonderful the instrument is--but, like many passionate connoisseurs, he lacks the wealth to match his tastes. That's probably why I liked it so much in this one. It actually tried to be original and it succeeded very well. All the rights are reserved to the audio company. These samples are provided to give users the idea of music. Drama Music Mystery Thriller Romance Spans 300 years in the life of one famed musical instrument that winds up in present-day Montreal on the auction block. To say his character was eccentric and maybe a little over the top is justifiable but I'm sure that was intended.
It is she who fires a bullet at it. It produces music so beautiful that it makes you want to cry. Once in a while you come across a movie that you might call a gem. . This sequence develops tenderly, as the old couple grow to love the boy--who sleeps with his violin. This film turned out to be clearly one of the best movie going experiences I have had in ages.
Over the years between, the violin travels through four different countries, where it has a profound impact on all those who own it. The violin is in the possession of gypsies I am not revealing the details of the transfers. A brief outline doesn't begin to suggest the intelligence and appeal of the film. What I appreciated in this movie is that it wasn't just an ordinary drama or thriller. I guess I could talk for hours about this movie, but it's better to watch it than to read about it, so I'll end my review by saying that this is a wonderful and very musical movie that doesn't deserve any less than an 8. In this movie we don't follow some people, but a violin on its journey through time and the world. The ending has incongruous feel with the remainder of the film but is satisfactory and I can not suggest a better one.
Coincidently, her and I have recently been searching for a decent violin for her that is affordable by actual humans, so we could relate to parts of the plot first-hand. Well, I'm not one of them and I watch all movies with a critical eye. It is played by many hands and travels from Poland to England, where in the 19th century, it is heard by a rich virtuoso named Frederick Pope , who incorporates it into his concerts and into his lovemaking with his mistress Victoria. 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. Each of its possessors lives a life of passion and turmoil. Eventually the now-capitalist Chinese government sends it off to Montreal, where it attracts the attention of the Samuel L.
Another thing that I also really liked was the fact that not every detail of the movie was clear until the end for instance why the fortune teller's predictions come true, but not for the woman, but for the violin instead. The story follows a red violin, an inanimate object, although at times it seemed alive to me, thru three centuries and the influences good and ill that it has on its possessors. The violin next surfaces in a pawn shop in Shanghai, where during the Cultural Revolution, it stands as a symbol of Western decadence. It sometimes seems that the creators of movies don't even bother about adding some mystery in their movies anymore and I really miss that. Synopsis A perfect red-colored violin inspires passion, making its way through three centuries over several owners and countries, eventually ending up at an auction where it may find a new owner. Then there is another story, hinted at, slowly revealing itself, involving an expert evaluator of instruments.
We see this as the story unfolds and is creatively told through the reading of the violin makers wife's fortune with a deck of Tarot cards. A masterpiece of a craftsman's art, it is desired by many for it's acoustic perfection. Not many films can encompass a British aristocrat who likes to play the violin while he is having sex and a Chinese woman who risks her life to protect a violin from the martinets of the Cultural Revolution. There is a kind of ideal beauty that reduces us all to yearning for perfection. Cremona — Main Title 03. Well, I'm not one of them and I watch all movies with a critical eye. Each time it brings the person who owns it a lot of fame, but also bad luck and despair, often resulting in the death of the owner or someone the owner really loves.
The music is excellent although you better love violin music, because that's all you'll here , the acting is very nice and the story really is very beautiful. Add to that the musical score, scenery, the varied languages and cultures and you have a great offering. Advertisement The film is heedlessly ambitious. It's defended by a brave musician, who points out that Beethoven and Prokofiev were revolutionaries, but is saved only when a music lover risks her life. Never tell them that sometimes the opposite can be true, because they can't and won't believe you.
It is shot, buried, almost burned and stolen more than once. It does ever seem to be owned. I will not describe more of the plot, it's far too good to ruin. The performances were all strong, but I thought Jason Flemyng as Lord Frederick Pope stood out. With this legacy, the violin travels to Austria, England, China, and Canada, leaving both beauty and tragedy in its wake. The performances were all strong, but I thought Jason Flemyng as Lord Frederick Pope stood out.