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Academy Award winning movie The Red Violin is a gripping thriller that spans more than three centuries of fast-paced intrigue, hope, deception and disaster. With a twisting plot that consistently surprises, The Red Violin darkly illuminates the tragic history of a violin maker's greatest creation. His final masterpiece, the infamous red violin, falls into a foreboding path of beguiling possession and unexpected death.

This Canadian cinematic masterpiece is loosely based upon the legendary master violin maker, Antonio Stradivari, and an actual instrument that he built. The story begins in 17th century Italy, unexpectedly finds its way into an Austrian orphanage, then the Prussian imperial court, before beginning a nomadic journey that eventually takes it across the globe. A surprising twist of fate finds the infamous violin hidden in 20th century communist China, before finally being revealed in the unexpected glare of a sophisticated Canadian auction house.

Crisis and disaster accumulate around a foretold occult legend that won't die. The movie's surprise ending keeps the nerve-exposing, raw, suspense always fresh, with the expectation that the curse will fatefully continue its never ending tragedy.

| 1998 | 2 hr 11 min | 7.6/10 | 57/100
Carlo Cecchi, Irene Grazioli, Anita Laurenzi, Tommaso Puntelli
Franois Girard
Produced By
Niv Fichman

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