The Cello

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In Theaters: December 8, 2023 (limited)

R | 2h 0m | Horror, Thriller, Mystery

Like many musicians, accomplished Saudi cellist Nasser (Samer Ismail) has aspirations for greatness, though he feels like he's held back by the old, dilapidated instrument he's forced to play. When Nasser is offered the chance to take possession of a gorgeous red cello by a mysterious shop owner (Tobin Bell), he finds new inspiration both for his playing and for his composing. What Nasser doesn't realize is that this cello has a nefarious past. As he prepares for an important audition with a prominent philharmonic, that past shows itself in the form of an ancient conductor (Jeremy Irons) and the suffering and death of those close to him. Nasser must now decide if achieving his dreams is worth the horror that comes with playing such a perfect instrument.

Director: Darren Lynn Bousman
Producer(s): Lee Nelson
Cast: Jeremy Irons, Tobin Bell, Samer Ismail, Mohanad Al Hamdi, Elham Ali, Souad Abdullah
Writer(s): Turki Al Alshikh
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