The Red Violin (1998)

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.

  • François Girard
  • François Girard
  • Don McKellar
metacritic icon 7.9/10
themoviedb icon 7.7/10
  • Release Date: 1998-09-10
  • Views: 107
  • Country: CA, IT, GB
  • Language: Deutsch | English | Español | 普通话 | Français | Italiano
  • Runtime: 131
  • Budget: $18,000,000
  • Revenue: $9,495,408

Colm Feore

Auctioneer (Montréal)

Samuel L. Jackson

Charles Morritz (Montréal)

David La Haye

Handler (Montréal)

Russell Yuen

Older Ming (Montréal)

Greta Scacchi

Victoria Byrd (Oxford)

Julian Richings

Nicolas Olsberg (Montréal)

Jason Flemyng

Frederick Pope (Oxford)

Jean-Luc Bideau

Georges Poussin (Vienna)

Don McKellar

Evan Williams (Montréal)

Johannes Silberschneider

Father Richter (Vienna)

Rémy Girard

Customs Agent (Montréal)

Carlo Cecchi

Nicolo Bussotti (Cremona)

Irene Grazioli

Anna Bussotti (Cremona)

Anita Laurenzi

Cesca (Cremona)

Clotilde Mollet

Antoinette Pussin (Vienna)

Rainer Egger

Brother Christophe (Vienna)

Wolfgang Böck

Brother Michael (Vienna)

Dimitri Andreas

Gypsy Father (Oxford)

David Gant

Conductor (Oxford)

Sai-Kit Yung

Manservant (Oxford) (as Stuart Ong)

Sylvia Chang

Xiang Pei (Shanghai)

Tao Hong

Comrade Chan Gong (Shanghai)

Monique Mercure

Mme. Leroux (Montréal)

Sandra Oh

Madame Ming (Montréal)

Dany Laferrière

Cabby (Montréal)

Dorothée Berryman

Secretary (Montréal)

Gregory Hlady

Coat Attendant (Montréal)

James Bradford

Stagehand (Montréal)

Sylvia Stewart

Security Guard (uncredited)

Wang Xiaoshuai

Junior Policeman (Shanghai)

Hong Tao

Comrade Chan Gong (Shanghai)
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