The Red Violin (1998)

Original Title: Le violon rouge

Drama, Mystery & Thriller, Romance, Music & Musical
2h 11min
Age rating


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


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.

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