The Devil's Violinist Poster

Release Date: January 30th, 2015

R|2 hr 2 min

Plot Summary
In 1830 London, famous Italian violinist, composer and womanizer Niccolò Paganini (David Garrett) woos his host's daughter, thereby angering the man (Jared Harris) who succeeded in bringing him to England.

Cast: David Garrett, Jared Harris, Joely Richardson, Christian McKay, Veronica Ferres, Helmut Berger, Olivia d'Abo, Andrea Deck

Director: Bernard Rose

Genres: Docudrama, Historical drama, Biography

Production Co: Dor Film Produktionsgesellschaft GmbH, Construction Film, Summerstorm Entertainment

Distributors: Freestyle Releasing LLC

Keywords: London, England, Emotional

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Garrett’s performance lacks any nuance or fire. When he’s playing, he’s a powerhouse. When he’s talking, he’s a half-presence with a vaguely Tommy Wiseau-esque accent, and sleepy eyes to match. show more

  • Ponderously paced and mostly flat in its dramatic effect, this wooden period piece is slow going indeed. show more

  • It's an anti-romantic biography about a great artist, one whose central themes are basic, but whose energy and execution is irresistible. show more

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