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The Concert (2009)
"Le concert" (original title)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Music  |  4 November 2009 (France)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aleksey Guskov ...
Andrey Simonovich Filipov (as Aleksei Guskov)
Dmitriy Nazarov ...
Aleksandr 'Sasha' Abramovich Grosman (as Dimitri Nazarov)
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Anne-Marie Jacquet / Lea
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Olivier Morne Duplessis
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Guylène de La Rivière (as Miou Miou)
Valeriy Barinov ...
Ivan Gavrilov (as Valeri Barinov)
Lionel Abelanski ...
Jean-Paul Carrère
Laurent Bateau ...
Bertrand
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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
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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. Written by Guy Bellinger

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Impersonating a World Famous Orchestra Isn't Easy Unless You Have the Brass to Pull It Off. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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4 November 2009 (France)  »

Also Known As:

El concierto  »

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Opening Weekend:

$21,742 (USA) (30 July 2010)

Gross:

$657,194 (USA) (12 November 2010)
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Melanie Laurent started learning to play the violin only a few months before production. For the concert scenes, she learned all the bow movements, so her bow would always be on the correct string and move convincingly. However, her left hand (and sometimes arm) were digitally added/replaced in post-production. See more »

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Bravo bravo bravoooo!
1 January 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a gem of a movie. Do not miss it! Amazing rarely seen Russian actors, hilarious comedy, emotions by the bucket, tears, sublime music, tension, suspense, it's been a while since I saw anything like it. I was weary that the director, prize winner of art-house fame, would make a slow pompous contemplative film. At the contrary Le Concert is a fast moving beautifully shot comedy about music, artists, Russia, Paris and communism. The director makes the actors brilliant, even average French actors like Miou Miou or the young soloist whose name I forgot. Do not wait for the DVD: it's worth watching on a big screen with a loud digital surround to enjoy the violins and the magnificent soundtrack. Bring your tissues you will laugh and cry, a great night out guaranteed!!!


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