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The Devil's Violinist (2015)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $11,294Details
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In 1830, violin virtuoso and notorious womanizer Niccolò Paganini is at the peak of his career, acclaimed throughout Europe. His name alone suggests countless affairs and scandals – which is exactly what his manager Urbani is doing his utmost to cultivate, for it is in his interest to market his famous client the best way possible. Only the London public has yet to be conquered. In a plan to lure Paganini to London, impresario John Watson and his mistress Elisabeth Wells risk all they own. Business- savvy Urbani ultimately manages to bring Paganini to the British capital, albeit against his will. And thanks to the rave reviews by journalist Ethel Langham, Urbani’s strategy seems to be working better than he imagined. Paganini quickly takes a liking to his host’s lovely daughter Charlotte, a talented singer. This displeases Urbani, however, who fears he will lose his influence on his protégé. This turbulent tale of love, lust, power, and the lure of fame is set against a glorious score by David Garrett and co-composer Franck van der Heijden.


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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: January 30th, 2015 (Limited) by Freestyle Releasing
Video Release: January 27th, 2015 by Freestyle Digital Media
MPAA Rating: R for some strong sexuality/nudity, and for drug use.
(Rating bulletin 2356, 1/14/2015)
Running Time: 90 minutes
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Keywords: Early / Simultaneous Video on Demand release, Biography, Italy, 1800s, London
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Summerstorm, Dor Film, Construction Film, Bayerischer Rundfunk, ORF, Bavaria Film Partners, Bahr Productions, Filmconfect, Sky , Film House Germany
Production Countries: Germany,

Leading Cast

   Niccolo Paganini
   Charlotte Watson

Supporting Cast

Joely Richardson    Ethel Langham
Christian McKay    John Watson
Veronica Ferres    Elisabeth Wells
Helmut Berger    Lord Burghersh
Olivia D'Abo    Primrose Blackstone

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Production and Technical Credits

Gabriela Bacher    Producer
Rosilyn Heller    Producer
Danny Krausz    Producer
Christian Angermayer    Producer
Veronica Ferres    Co-Producer
David Garrett    Executive Producer
Dominic Berger    Executive Producer
Craig Blake Jones    Executive Producer
Markus R. Vogelbacher    Executive Producer
Marc Hansell    Executive Producer
Michael Scheel    Executive Producer
Volker Glaser    Associate Producer
Sascha Magsamen    Associate Producer
Stephan Hornung    Associate Producer
Alexander Schutz    Associate Producer
Klemens Hallmann    Associate Producer
Bernard Rose    Director of Photography
Christoph Kanter    Production Designer
John Hubbard    Casting Director
Ros Hubbard    Casting Director
Britta Nahler    Editor
David Garrett    Composer
Franck Van Der Heijden    Composer

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2015/01/30 62 $8,013   10 $801   $8,013 1

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/01/30 - $2,758   10 $276   $2,758 1
2015/01/31 - $2,581 -6% 10 $258   $5,339 2
2015/02/01 - $2,674 +4% 10 $267   $8,013 3
2015/02/02 - $478 -82% 10 $48   $8,491 4
2015/02/03 - $997 +109% 10 $100   $9,488 5
2015/02/04 - $772 -23% 10 $77   $10,260 6
2015/02/05 - $1,034 +34% 10 $103   $11,294 7

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2015/01/30 67 $11,294   10 $1,129   $11,294 1

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