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TAIWAN, THE ISLAND OF 1000 VIOLINS

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52'
format hd
One-off

Taiwan has been a cultural crossroads for centuries, having undergone in turn European and Japanese colonisation, then American influence. The island enjoys a singular and highly intimate love affair with classical music. 

Leading conductors visiting the country, including Sir Simon Rattle, are amazed at the youth and the “hunger” of their audience during their concerts. It is a passion shared by millionaire Shi Wen-long, who was moved to tears as a child by Schumann’s “Dreaming”, which he first heard during a silent movie in the 1930s. In Tainan, in the south of the island, the elderly man has collected some 1,400 violins, comprising the largest collection in the world and including the most precious Stradivarius models. 

Director(s) : KIDEL (MARK)

Producer(s) : ARTLINE FILMS, ARTE FRANCE

Production Year : 2016
Language(s) : German, English, French

Rights : DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, TV, VOD

Territories : Worldwide.