Saturday, April 27, 2013

Le violon rouge (1998) - Drama | Romance | Mystery

 Le violon rouge (1998) - GREAT MOVIE

  I was shocked. This film turned out to be clearly one of the best movie going experiences I have had in ages (and it's a movie from 1998 people). This story unfolds and is creatively told through the reading of the violin makers wife's fortune with a deck of Tarot cards. It is the story of a part of the life of a violin; of the humans who would dare to possess her beauty. A masterpiece of a craftsman's art, it is desired by many for it's acoustic perfection. But, as Tolstoy said, "how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness." Or more interestingly, from Saint Augustine: "Beauty is indeed a good gift of God; but that the good may not think it a great good, God dispenses it even to the wicked." There seems to be a curse on this instrument as it brings ill to those who manage to possess it. This makes the ending especially eerie.
  An original, imaginative and thought provoking story that engaged one's mind as American films almost never do. I will not describe more of the plot, it's far too good to ruin. The memory of this film will be one long treasured.


1 comment:

  1. What an interesting review. I like how you have written it. I will definitely watch this movie. Sounds interesting!