The Concert

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Plot

Thirty years ago, Andrei Simoniovich Filipov, the renowned conductor of the Bolshoi orchestra, was fired for hiring Jewish musicians…

Release Year: 2009

Rating: 7.5/10 (7,647 voted)

Critic's Score: 60/100

Director:
Radu Mihaileanu

Stars: Aleksey Guskov, Mélanie Laurent, Dmitri Nazarov

Storyline
Thirty years ago, Andrei Simoniovich Filipov, the renowned conductor of the Bolshoi orchestra, was fired for hiring Jewish musicians. Now a mere cleaning man at the Bolshoi, he learns by accident that the Châtelet Theater in Paris invites the Bolshoi orchestra to play there. He decides to gather together his former musicians and to perform in Paris in the place of the current Bolshoi orchestra. As a solo violin player to accompany his old Jewish or Gypsy musicians he wants Anne-Marie Jacquet, a young virtuoso. If they all overcome the hardships ahead this very special concert will be a triumph.

Writers: Radu Mihaileanu, Alain-Michel Blanc

Cast:

Aleksey Guskov

Andrey Simonovich Filipov

(as Aleksei Guskov)


Dmitri Nazarov

Aleksandr 'Sasha' Abramovich Grosman

(as Dimitri Nazarov)


Mélanie Laurent

Anne-Marie Jacquet
/
Lea


François Berléand

Olivier Morne Duplessis


Miou-Miou

Guylène de La Rivière

(as Miou Miou)


Valeriy Barinov

Ivan Gavrilov

(as Valeri Barinov)


Lionel Abelanski

Jean-Paul Carrère


Laurent Bateau

Bertrand


Vlad Ivanov

Pyotr Tretyakin


Anna Kamenkova

Irina Filipova

(as Anna Kamenkova Pavlova)


Roger Dumas

Momo


Anghel Gheorghe

Vassili

(as Anghel Gheorghe dit 'Caliu Din Clejani')


Aleksandr Komissarov

Viktor Vikich

(as Aleksander Komissarov)


Vitalie Bichir

Moïse


Despina Stanescu

Rivka

Taglines:
An Uplifting Comedy About a True Band of Misfits.



Details

Official Website:
Official site [France] |
Official site [Japan] |

Release Date: 4 November 2009

Filming Locations: Bucharest, Romania

Opening Weekend: £38,053
(UK)
(18 July 2010)
(27 Screens)

Gross: $657,194
(USA)
(14 November 2010)



Technical Specs

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Did You Know?

Trivia:

Award: Prix du Public Mel Oppenheim at the Cinemania Film Festival in Montréal (2009)



User Review

amazing movie about music

Rating: 10/10


If you love music this will quickly become a favorite for you.

This movie is all about music. An orchestra conductor is given a second
chance 30 years later and he definitely grabs it.

Life flows through this movie. You can detect how music mixes with life
and how music is a part and at the same time is not a part of life.

Music lifts you beyond life.

I also liked the comedy parts. Life is tragedy and comedy and music
encompasses it all.

Be advised that the director likes to play and the mixture between
fantasy and real life is present throughout the whole movie.

Also, please note the gypsy who arranges the passport issue. In real
life he is a member of the Romanian music band Taraf des Haidouks
(http://www.myspace.com/tarafdehaidouksbandofgypsies). They have
amazing music and you will also be treated with a small sample in the
movie. He is one of my favorite characters in the movie and one of my
favorite performers on stage.

I'm trying to find any downsides to this movie but I personally can't.
The person who accompanied me to the cinema said it was too…soapy. I
was just sorry I was not alone in my home…This is a movie where you
meet yourself so you'd better not have witnesses.