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The Song Of Names

Release date

25 December 2019

Synopsis

Martin Simmonds (Tim Roth) has been haunted throughout his life by the mysterious disappearance of his “brother” and extraordinary best friend, a Polish Jewish virtuoso violinist, Dovidl Rapaport, who vanished shortly before the 1951 London debut concert that would have launched his brilliant career. Thirty-five years later, Martin discovers that Dovidl (Clive Owen) may still be alive, and sets out on an obsessive intercontinental search to find him and learn why he left. An emotional story spread over two continents and half a century, the film shows that within the darkest of mysteries sometimes only music has the power to illuminate the truth, heal and redeem.

From the novel "The Song Of Names" by Norman Lebrecht.

Cast

Tim Roth, Clive Owen & Catherine Mccormack

Production

Lyse Lafontaine & Robert Lantos

Director

François Girard

Writing

Jeffrey Caine