Film: The film tells the story of a 300 year-old violin that is up for auction in Montreal. As the bidding begins so do the flashbacks from its creation to the numerous people who own and play it over the centuries. The flashbacks begin with violinmaker as he crafts the instrument for his unborn child. His pregnant wife receives a tarot reading before labor, that tells of a long journey she will make around the world. This predicts the journey of the violin. The violin brings strife, betrayal, passion, and sacrifice to each that possess it. It is played by choirboys in an orphanage in Austria, an aristocrat in England, is caught up in the Chinese cultural revolution and then is the object of a pricey bidding war at auction back in Montreal.