Watch the trailer for Clive Owen’s moving violinist drama ‘The Song of Names’

The Song of Names is released in the US next week.

Based on the novel by Norman Lebrecht, the movie stars Tim Roth and Clive Owen as two childhood friends from London whose lives have been profoundly impacted by the Second World War.

The official synopsis reads: “Martin Simmonds (Tim Roth) has been haunted throughout his life by the mysterious disappearance of his “brother” and extraordinary best friend, a Polish Jewish virtuoso violinist, Dovidl Rapaport, who vanished shortly before the 1951 London debut concert that would have launched his brilliant career.

“Thirty-five years later, Martin discovers that Dovidl (Clive Owen) may still be alive, and sets out on an obsessive intercontinental search to find him and learn why he left.”

Watch the trailer:

The cast also includes World on Fire star Jonah Hauer-King as the younger version of Clive Owen’s character.

The Song of Names arrives in US cinemas on 25th December and will be released in the UK in 2020.

Norman Lebrecht’s novel is available on Amazon.