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Nicolo Paganini (1982)
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Nicolo Paganini (1982)
Original name: Никколо Паганини
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Soviet Union, Bulgaria
Duration: 256 min.
TV show
Story: Biopic about Niccolo Paganini. He receives training from his father in early childhood. The best teachers of Parma are unable to give him more, so Paganini turns to a daily 15 hours of rigorous self-training. He makes sensational concert tours in Vienna, Paris, London and many other cities of Europe. He is always playing from memory, wearing black, and his stage appearance supports the rumors of his supernatural abilities. He is a wealthy man, but gambling and reckless spending forces him to pawn his violin. He is given a Guarneri violin by a wealthy listener to keep. He later gives this violin to the city if Genoa. The Paganini's violin is played by Leonid Kogan in this film.
Plot: musician, jealousy, composer, competition, violin, concert, rivalry, period piece
Time: 19th century, 1800s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, captivating, serious and touching films and TV series with plots about musician, concert, music, musician's life, singer, ambition and artists and showbiz mostly in Drama, Biography and Music genres. Some movies like Nicolo Paganini: Dreams of Love - Liszt (1970), Verdi (1982), Copying Beethoven (2006), Villa-Lobos: A Life of Passion (2000), Sudamerican Rockers (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Country: Hungary, Soviet Union
Duration: 130 min.
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Plot: male female relationship, pianist, composer, period piece, passion, piano, concert, adultery, jealousy, love, musician
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Verdi (1982)
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Country: Italy, France, West Germany, UK, Sweden
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Duration: 104 min.
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TV show
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
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Story: No overview found.
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