The Violin (El Violín) 18 years old

The Violin

In an unnamed Latin American country that closely resembles Mexico, the government fights a rural insurgency with torture, assault, rape, and murder. Soldiers descend on a town, cutting off the rebels from their cache of ammunition hidden in a field. A family of grandfather, son, and grandson are among the rebels in the hills. The grandfather, with his violin over his shoulder, tries to pass the checkpoint, ostensibly to tend his corn crop. The commanding officer lets him pass but insists on a daily music lesson.


The Violin Cast

Name Character
Gerardo Taracena He was 35, now 53 years old as Genaro
Dagoberto Gama He was 45, now 63 years old as Capitán
Ángel Tavira He was 80, 83 years old when he died as Don Plutarco
Fermín Martínez

The Violin Crew

Name Department
Francisco Vargas as Director. Directing
The Violin poster
The Violin (18 years)

  • Release day: Friday, March 11, 2005
  • Runtime: 98 minutes