The Soul of the Violin

Holger-Madsen, 1919, 46 min
A young violinist, Emanuel, dreams of becoming the best in the world. He gets the full support of his mother, who has sacrificed everything for his brilliant career. When she is on her deathbed, he’s faced with a terrible choice: According to an old legend, his violin will have the most beautiful sound if it catches the dying mother’s last breath. But instilling a soul into the violin comes with a high price: His mother’s soul won’t find peace for as long as he uses the instrument. How far will the artist go for the sake of ambition and art?

Several scenes in the film are unfortunately somewhat damaged. The film contains German intertitles and Danish subtitles.