Hanway Films

The Song of Names


The Song of Names



François Girard

Jeffrey Caine

Howard Shore   

Tim Roth                         
Clive Owen                       
Catherine McCormack  
Magdalena Cielecka
Jonah Hauer King
Eddie Izzard
Gerran Howell                

Robert Lantos                    
Lyse Lafontaine                     
Nick Hirschkorn

A bold journey through friendship, betrayal and reconciliation culminating in the titular The Song of Names, the film shows that within the darkest of mysteries sometimes only music has the power to illuminate the truth, heal and redeem.

As Europe erupts into World War II, 9 year old Martin comes to love his new brother Dovidl, a highly gifted violin prodigy of the same age and recent Polish-Jewish refugee to London. But hours before Dovidl’s debut concert performance at the age of 21 he vanishes without a trace, causing shame and ruin for their family. A lifetime later, a young violinist shows a 56 year old Martin a stylistic flourish that could only have been taught by Dovidl. This triggers Martin’s odyssey overseas in search of his lost brother, one that will lead to surprising revelations for both men and for Helen, the woman who stood between them.

Academy Award® nominees Clive Owen and Tim Roth star in an epic detective story spread over two continents and half a century. Beneath the film’s stunning and emotional conclusion burns the horrors of a war and the lost souls extinguished from history, and a song that speaks the unspeakable.