The Red Violin

The Red Violin is a 1998 Canadian drama film directed by Franois Girard. It spans four centuries and five countries as it tells the story of a mysterious violin and its many owners. The film was an international coproduction among companies in Canada, Italy, and the United Kingdom.

Nicol Bussotti Cecchi is a violinmaker whose wife, Anna Rudolfi Grazioli, is pregnant with their first child. Anna is worried that her age may complicate her pregnancy or childbirth. Despite Nicolos confident assurances that he will have the best people available when she goes into labor, Anna asks her servant Cesca Laurenzi to foretell her unborn childs future. Cesca cannot determine the future of someone not born, but she does offer to read Annas future using tarot cards. Anna chooses five cards, with the first The Moon signifying that Anna will live a long life.In the meantime, Nicol has fashioned a new violin that he believes will be his masterpiece, with the hope that their child will become a musician. He is about to varnish it when he is summoned to the bedside of his wife, only to find that both she and the child have died. Distraught, Nicol carries Annas body back to his shop and varnishes the violin, mixing in Annas blood to give the violin its trademark red coloring it is later revealed that this violin is the last one Nicol made. The violin is donated to an orphanage in Austria, where a succession of choirboys play it for over 100 years. ........

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