After the death of his wife, master musician Monsieur de Sainte Colombe (Jean-Pierre Marielle) becomes a recluse, dedicating his life to his young daughters and to music. Years later, a talented young violin player arrives, asking to be Sainte Colombe's protege. But when the master refuses, the young man embarks on an affair with Sainte Colombe's daughter and a heart-breaking tale of lust and longing unfolds.
For viol enthusiasts only
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The viol looks pretty much like a cello and this film shows how a French viol player developed techniques for improving its sound in the mid 18th century. Do not be fooled that Gerard is pictured on the front, his part is central but not the main character by far. The miming of viol playing is absolutely appalling. It would have been better to leave the arms out of shot. As you might imagine for a film about a viol, the pace is slow and the story pretty thin.