Jascha Heifetz: God's Fiddler (2011)

Jascha Heifetz: God's Fiddler
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 27mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Jascha Heifetz Actor Himself 1 1000001
Itzhak Perlman Actor Himself 1 1000002
Ayke Agus Actor Herself 1 1000003
Seymour Lipkin Actor Himself 1 1000004
Ivry Gitlis Actor Himself 1 1000005
Ida Haendel Actor Herself 1 1000006
John Maltese Actor Himself 1 1000007
Bill Van Horn Actor Himself 1 1000008
Peter Rosen Director n/a 2 2000001
Peter Rosen Producer n/a 3 3000001
Carol Colburn Hogel Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Lothar Mattner Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Bernd Hellthaler Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Sara Lukinson Co-Producer n/a 170 3000005
Peter Rosen Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Peter Rosen Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Barry Markowitz Cinematographer n/a 402 6000002
Peter Rosen Editor n/a 172 7000001
Josh Waletsky Editor n/a 172 7000002
Not since Paganini had there been such a magician on the violin. A musical wunderkind, he went on to set the standard in violin playing for nearly a century. This film portrays an artist for whom only perfection would do, so well known in popular culture that his name became shorthand for excellence for everyone from Jack Benny, to The Muppets, to Woody Allen. Heifetz was a legendary but mysterious figure whose story embodies the dual nature of artistic genius: the paradox of how a mortal man lives with immortal gifts- gifts he must honor, but which extract a life long price. Is the man and the artist the same person? What is the price each pays? And who was the man behind the music?