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by Stefano Gabrini


Jurij is a 10 year’s old child without sight and without a childhood, a prodigy violinist. Since his mother’s death, his father Mr K., has raised him in a cult of music, closed in a room without any contact with the outside world. He is destined to become the perfect violinist, the pure executor. Jurij, therefore, is a prisoner in a sort of harmonic labyrinth, closed within a discipline, which negates any other stimuli. His dark world lives in notes and only the memories of his mother’s presence and his exceptional rapport with nature, make his world less gloomy. Progressively Jurij falls into the abyss of an autistic vacuum and his father, furious by his defeat, abandons him to his destiny like a broken toy.

original title: JURIJ
country: Italy
sales agent: RAI Com
year: 2000
genre: fiction
directed by: Stefano Gabrini
film run: 83'
release date: IT 30/11/2001
screenplay: Stefano Gabrini
cast: Rajmund Onodj, Charles Dance, Sarah Miles, Fabrizia Sacchi
cinematography by: Pasquale Mari
film editing: Francesca Calvelli
art director: Antonello Rubino
costumes designer: Francesca Brunori
music: Leonard Rosenman
producer: Sergio Pelone
production: The Bottom Line, Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali e Turismo (MiBACT) - Direzione Generale per il Cinema
distributor: Stazione Marittima
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