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DVD: The Red Violin

imageOver the weekend I watched the next Netflix movie I had. The Red Violin. I really have absolutely no idea how this one got on my list. I certainly had no memory of it from when it was out or anything. It is the story of a violin as it moves from hand to hand over the centuries. And of course the stories of the various people who’s lives it touched.

It was an odd movie. At each juncture when the violin moved to a new owner, the movie changed languages. So of course I turned on the subtitles. I can’t imagine watching this without any subtitles. But I suppose if you knew all five languages you could do that. (I think it was Italian, German, French, English and Chinese… of which I know one.) Yes, this was not a movie intended for a mass audience that would get blockbuster crowds. :-)

It was good though. Slow paced but thoughtful. And very pretty both with the pictures and the music. Definately an art film sort of thing. Even with Samuel Jackson in it. But it kept me engaged and interested. I liked it.