The Devil's Violinist

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The Devil's Violinist
The Devil's Violinist.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed byBernard Rose
Produced byDominic Berger
Craig Blake-Jones
Written byBernard Rose
StarringDavid Garrett
Jared Harris
Music byDavid Garrett
Franck van der Heijden
Production
company
Distributed byUFA
ARTE
Bayerischer Rundfunk
Film House Germany
Sky Deutschland
Freestyle Releasing[1]
Stryker Entertainment[2]
Release date
  • 31 October 2013 (2013-10-31)
Running time
122 minutes
CountryGermany
Italy
LanguageEnglish
German

The Devil's Violinist is a 2013 film based on the life story of the 19th-century Italian violinist and composer Niccolò Paganini.

Plot[edit]

The film chronicles the life of Italian violinist and composer Niccolò Paganini, who rose to fame as a virtuoso in the early 19th Century. It begins with his youth as a childhood violinist pushed by his demanding father through his beginnings in Italy and then to his performances and acclaim in London under the guidance of the mysterious Urbani.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Filming took place in Germany, Austria and Italy.

Music[edit]

Violinist David Garrett performs many of Paganini's pieces throughout the film, including the Caprice No. 24 in A minor and the Carnival of Venice.

The English version of 'Io Ti Penso Amore', features lead vocals by Nicole Scherzinger. During the movie, Andrea Deck provides vocals sung in Italian.

Release[edit]

The film premiered on 31 October 2013 in Germany, 5 December 2013 in Ukraine, 27 February 2014 in Italy and had its USA premiere on 10 March 2014 at the Miami International Film Festival.

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