The Cello (2023)
- R13 | 2h0 | Horror, Suspense/Thriller
- In Theaters: Fri, Dec 8, 2023
- Cast: Jeremy Irons, Tobin Bell, Samer Ismail... more
In The Cello (2023), Samer Ismail plays Nasser, a talented Saudi cellist who is constrained by the limits of his ancient, worn-out instrument from achieving his dreams of greatness. His artistic path changes when he purchases a gorgeous red cello from an enigmatic store owner (Tobin Bell), which inspires him to write and perform with newfound vigor. Nasser, though, is ignorant of the cello's troubled past. When the cellist gets ready for an important audition with a well-known orchestra, his evil history comes to life through an elderly conductor (Jeremy Irons), tragically affecting everyone in his path. Nasser must make the terrifying choice of whether or not the joy of realizing his aspirations outweighs the fear associated with playing an instrument this beautiful yet sinister. Known for his work on Saw II, Saw III, and Spiral, director Darren Lynn Bousman, The Cello is a horror film that also tells a meaningful story about the quest for artistic brilliance.