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The Violin Player

A Feature film by Charlie Van Damme

Produced by Hachette Première et Cie

Release in France : 08/06/1994

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Executive Producer :

Hachette Première et Cie

Foreign production companies :

Pdg & Partners, Fidibus Films

French distribution :

Wild Bunch Distribution

Co-productions :

Rhône-Alpes Cinéma, Arte France Cinéma

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FTD International Cinéma

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One day, a virtuoso violinist picks up his instrument to go and play Bach, there, under ground, in the very depths of the metro. Five days a week, eight hours a day, to the sound of rushing feet and the rumble of trains, Armand plays everything that his memory keeps on murmuring to him. His aim is to challenge indifference, loneliness and silence rather than overshadow the aggressiveness of reality with a moment of pure music. On the verge of the abyss, in an abandoned station where life's outsiders have found refuge, he shares the love of his life with us in a dazzling performance of Johann-Sebastian Bach's Chaconne.

Full credits (13)

Executive Producer :

René Cleitman

Line Producer :

Bernard Bouix

Director of Photography :

Walther Vanden Ende

Production manager :

Arlette Danis

Editor :

Emmanuelle Castro

Music Composer :

Vladimir Mendelssohn

Still Photographers :

Jacky Azoulay, Frédéric Goujon

Author of original work :

André Hodeir

Screenwriters :

Jean-Francois Goyet, Charlie Van Damme

Sound recordists :

Jean-Pierre Duret, William Flageollet

Press Attaché (film) :

Claude Davy

Production Designers :

Carlos Conti, Jacques Mollon

Costume designer :

Brigitte Faur-Perdigou

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Feature film

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France, Belgium, Germany

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Majority French (France, Belgium, Germany)

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1 h 34 min

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Festival Selections

Cannes International Film Festival - 1994

Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1994)


Official Competition