1 The film is a helluva lot more elegant.
2 The playing is p.d. good.
3 The first person to give him a dime is a busy young woman.
4 The sound is better on the Paris Metro than in DC.
5 People actually stop and listen.
The violinist is Renaud Capucon. He is playing Gluck’s Orpheus melody on a Stradivarius, two years after Joshua Bell’s Washington stunt.
Simon Lelouch’s sensitive film received a fraction of the attention directed towards Bell.