|Directed by||Ricky Tognazzi|
|Produced by||Vittorio Cecchi Gori|
|Music by||Ennio Morricone|
|Edited by||Carla Simoncelli|
The plot centers on a peculiar violin with a distinctive carved scroll, and the tale behind how it changed hands. The events of the film start amidst the Prague Spring but mainly take place in WWII-era Czechoslovakia.
Although an Italian production, the film is entirely in English, and involves English and French actors. Music is the central theme, and the film culminates in the performance of a violin concerto, Concerto Romantico Interrotto written by Italian film composer Ennio Morricone.
The film won five David di Donatello Awards (Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Production Design, Best Score and a special "Scuola David Award") and three Silver Ribbons (Best Cinematography, Best Editing and Best Score).
- Hans Matheson: Jeno Varga
- Mélanie Thierry: Sophie Levi
- Gabriel Byrne: The Violinist
- Lee Williams: David Blau
- Ricky Tognazzi: Baron Blau
- Peter Vaughan: Old Baron Blau
- Domiziana Giordano: Baronessa Blau
- Nia Roberts: Costanza
- Adriano Pappalardo: Wolf
- Andy Luotto: Master Hischbaum
- Mattia Sbragia: Master Weigel
- Roberto Chiti, Enrico Lancia, Roberto Poppi. Dizionario del cinema italiano: I Film. Gremese Editore, 2002.
- Maria Pia Fusco (20 April 2000). "Pane e tulipani sbanca con 9 David di Donatello". La Repubblica. Retrieved 18 October 2013.
- "Nastri d'argento 2000, trionfa "Pane e tulipani"". La Repubblica. 2 July 2000. Retrieved 18 October 2013.
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