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Canone inverso - making love (2002)





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Recalling François Girard's The Red Violin, Canone Inverso - Making Love is a multi-layered, multi-generational tale of music, fate, and passion. Based on the novel by Paolo Maurensig, the film opens in pre-WWII Europe, where Jeno, a half-Jewish boy, lives in relative poverty with his mother. His father, who abandoned his wife and son, left them with only a rare violin and a canone inverso, a traditional composition written for two instruments. During Jeno's (Hans Matheson) adolescence, his mother dies, and in the wake of her death, he is drawn to Sophie Levy (Melanie Thierry), a married, French Jewish pianist with whom he develops a close relationship. At Sophie's encouragement, Jeno applies for a scholarship to a music conservatory; there, he meets David Blau (Lee Williams), an aristocratic cad who becomes a great influence in Jeno's life. When Jeno is expelled from the school for being Jewish, David quits in protest and takes his friend back to his father's estate. It is at the estate that Jeno discovers a piece of music written by David's father that sparks a revelation about his family heritage -- and his connections to David and Sophie. ~ Rebecca Flint Marx, Rovi
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Gabriel Byrne
as Violinist
Hans Matheson
as Jeno Varga
Nia Roberts
as Costanza
Mélanie Thierry
as Sophie Levi
Ricky Tognazzi
as Baron Blau
Peter Vaughan
as Old Baron Blau
Lee Williams
as David Blau
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Alrightee. The violins-hide-and-seek scene is amazingly done. The underdog romance however is rather cliched.


Sheesh, the cover for this movie makes it look so sleezy but its not at all that! Canone Inverso means a turn downwards, or something along that line. It turned out to be better than I expected and I'm glad I saw it. Cant say its for everyone, though. Its a story about how music and love are twins, against a backdrop of Nazi Germany. Dunno if that floats your boat but it did mine, so, 4 stars.

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