The Song of Names
Director: François Girard Run Time: 113 min. Rating: PG-13 Release Year: 2019
Starring: Amy Sloan, Catherine McCormack, Clive Owen, Eddie Izzard, Gerran Howell, Jonah Hauer-King, Julian Wadham, Max Macmillan, Misha Handley, Richard Bremmer, Saul Rubinek, Stanley Townsend, Tim Roth
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.
Tim Roth and Clive Owen star in an emotional detective story spread over two continents and a half century. Beneath the film’s stunning and pulsing musical revelations burn the horror of a war and the lost souls extinguished from history.