WriterJean-Francois Goyet, Andre Hodier Release date8 June 1994 (1994-06-08) ScreenplayCharles Van Damme, Jean-Francois Goyet CastRichard Berry, François Berléand, Inês de Medeiros, Hanns Zischler Similar moviesForbidden Games (1952), Melo (1986), One Sings - the Other Doesnt (1977), Belle (1973), I Want to Go Home (1989)
The Violin Player (French: ) is a 1994 French-Belgian drama film directed by Charles Van Damme. It was entered into the 1994 Cannes Film Festival.
This European drama, set in Paris, follows a brilliant musician as he suddenly forsakes his career, to live and love amongst the common populace. Armand is the violinist who yearns to experience that life and to share his music with everyone, not just the wealthy and the elite. He leaves the glittering world of classical music without a backward glance and takes up residence in the Paris metro where he is surrounded by beggars and tramps. There he meets and becomes friends with Lydia, a metro employee.