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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


    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.

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    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producer :

    Hachette Première et Cie

    Foreign production companies :

    Pdg & Partners, Fidibus Films

    French distribution :

    Wild Bunch Distribution

    Co-productions :

    Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Cinéma, Arte France Cinéma

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    France tv distribution

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    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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    Runtime :

    1 h 34 min

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