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"This movies is most certainly The Violin Player (Le joueur de violon), 1994."

Caught the latter half of this movie on TV perhaps about 6-8 years ago. It was in French so I could not understand any of the dialog.

However, I distinctly remember this scene from it: at the end there is a man playing a violin and he is on a gondola type boat, slowly floating away under an (arched?) bridge.

Thank you very much!

P.S.: Some other random things I think might be from it: was the guy poor and had to sell his violin? was the guy listening to tape recorder and pretending to play? ...

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Was the movie itself old or fairly recent? What did the guy look like? Do you remember anything else (like maybe the song he played?) –  Walt May 21 at 13:18
    
It was a modern movie (i.e. not black and white and not from the 80s). Have no recollection of the guy's looks or the song :( It was very touching despite the lack of understanding of the language. –  drozzy May 21 at 13:19

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This movie is most certainly The Violin Player (Le joueur de violon), 1994.

The boat scene can be seen here (3:10)

I have not seen it myself but the man is not pretending to play... he's actually a virtuoso, and for some reasons he decided to put his career on hold to play in the Paris subway.

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