15 certificateLe violon rouge is a Film programme that first aired in 1998 and has been classified a 15 certificate.

Le violon rouge is a 4 star programme


Le violon rouge (1998)

Directed by
François Girard

François Girard's FilmFour-funded film starts in a modern day Montreal auction house where Samuel L Jackson is contemplating buying a 17th century violin made by the master Nicolo Bussotti. Little does he know that it is red because it is varnished with the blood of its maker's wife and child and thus cursed. The film shows its making then follows the instrument through the ages, countries and hands of lovers, child prodigies, gypsies and the Chinese revolution, with each tale influenced by Bussotti's curse until the final climax back in Montreal.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 160 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1998

4/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Production Country: Canada/Italy/UK

Filmed in Colour


Carlo Cecchi...Nicolo Bussotti
Irene Grazioli...Anna Bussotti
Anita Laurenzi...Cesca
Tommaso Puntelli...Apprentice
Samuele Amighetti...Boy
Jean-Luc Bideau...Georges Poussin
Aldo Brugnini...Assistant
Christoph Koncz...Kaspar Weiss
Clotilde Mollet...Antoinette Pussin
Florentín Groll...Anton von Spielmann
Johannes Silberschneider...Father Richter
Rainer Egger...Brother Christophe
Paul Koeker...Brother Gustav
Wolfgang Böck...Brother Michael
Josef Mairginter...Brother Franz