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The Concert (2009) More at IMDbPro »Le concert (original title)

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The Concert -- During the communist era, Andreï Filipov was fired as the conductor of Moscow's Bolshoi Orchestra for refusing to fire all Jewish performers. Now a janitor at the Bolshoi, Andreï intercepts a fax that inspires him to reform his orchestra for a surprise appearance at the Pleyel in Paris.

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Director:
Writers:
Radu Mihaileanu (scenario) and
Alain-Michel Blanc (scenario) ...
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Release Date:
4 November 2009 (France) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
An Uplifting Comedy About a True Band of Misfits. See more »
Plot:
Thirty years ago, Andrei Simoniovich Filipov, the renowned conductor of the Bolshoi orchestra, was fired for hiring Jewish musicians... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 9 wins & 13 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(9 articles)
User Reviews:
Beautifully sad and funny altogether See more (54 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Aleksey Guskov ... Andrey Simonovich Filipov (as Aleksei Guskov)

Dmitriy 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 Alexander Komissarov)
Vitalie Bichir ... Moïse
Despina Stanescu ... Rivka

Guillaume Gallienne ... Laudeyrac (as Guillaume Gallienne de la Comédie Française)
Valentin Teodosiu ... Leonid Vinitchenko
Ion Sapdaru ... Kostin Genkine

Maria Dinulescu ... Femme Genkine
Anamaria Ferentz ... Chanteuse mariage Genkine
Silvia Popa ... Mère Tretiakine
Marie Rosse ... Femme Tretiakine
Florian Budeanu ... Anatoli Sokol
David Marcian ... Musicien Cantine 1
Marek Czerniawski ... Musicien Cantine 2
Lavrenth Nujnoi ... Musicien Variété 1
Andrei Karassenko ... Musicien Variété 2
Théodore Komaniecki ... Misha Taxi
Bogdane Antoane ... Déménageur corniste
Gheorghe Frunza ... Dimitri Déménageur corniste
Romeo Ciocarian ... Déménageur Alto
Ioan Gusa ... Marchand de légumes Basson
Aurel Orosanu ... Marchand de Samovars Haubois
Constantin Grigore ... Feodor
Valeriu Negruta ... Grigori
Sigismond Cachot ... Mitia
Egatherina Tudorache ... Katerina
Evguenia Fabre ... Maya Chapochnikova
Ioan Coman ... Assistant Leonid

Sara Martins ... Secrétaire Duplessis
Patrick Zard ... Réceptionniste Hôtel (as Patrick Zard')

Mihai Calin ... Yitzhak
Tatiana Rotari ... femme Sacha
Constantin Barbulescu ... Makarov (as Costica Barbulescu)
Sofila Ouzahir ... Serveuse Café Chinois (as Sofiia Ouzahir)
Bing Yin ... Patron Café Chinois
Philippe Uchan ... Patron Resto Français
Hervé Pauchon ... Barman Châtelet
Ovidiu Cuncea ... Postier
Constantin Draganescu ... Homme Palier
Sacha Vikouloff ... Technicien TV Russe 1
Anton Yakovlev ... Technicien TV Russe 2
Alexandru Suciu ... Fils de Sacha
Henri Paul ... Ambassadeur de France

Ramzy Bedia ... Parton Le Trou Normand

Eric Judor ... Et la particiaption exeptionnelle de
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Deszö Balogh ... Les musiciens de l'orchestre d'Andrei Filipov
Catherine Bastien ... Les musiciens de l'orchestre d'Andrei Filipov
Pierre Birling ... Un musicien
Tony Bonfis ... Les musiciens de l'orchestre d'Andrei Filipov
Philippe Defosse ... Les musiciens de l'orchestre d'Andrei Filipov
Françoise Gernigon ... Les musiciens de l'orchestre d'Andrei Filipov
Petia Iourtchenko ... Tzigane Entrée Châtelet
Bernard Lacaze-Eslous ... Réceptionniste Grand Hôtel (as Bernard Lacaze Eslous)
Radu Lipoveanu ... Gitan 2
Roméo Liviu Balan ... Les musiciens de l'orchestre d'Andrei Filipov
Adriana Marinca ... Les musiciens de l'orchestre d'Andrei Filipov
Carmen Oprea ... Les musiciens de l'orchestre d'Andrei Filipov
Igor Ramos ... Les musiciens de l'orchestre d'Andrei Filipov
Romano ... Les musiciens de l'orchestre d'Andrei Filipov
Mauricio Romero ... Les musiciens de l'orchestre d'Andrei Filipov
Petr Ruzicka ... Les musiciens de l'orchestre d'Andrei Filipov
Raimond Sandu ... Gitan 1
Emmanuelle Stanese ... Les musiciens de l'orchestre d'Andrei Filipov
Lela Tsindelani ... Les musiciens de l'orchestre d'Andrei Filipov
Efim Zoubriski ... Les musiciens de l'orchestre d'Andrei Filipov

Vernice Klier ... La Traductrice (uncredited)
Dragos Onisei ... The Wedding Drummer (uncredited)

Directed by
Radu Mihaileanu 
 
Writing credits
Radu Mihaileanu (scenario) and
Alain-Michel Blanc (scenario)

Matthew Robbins (collaboration)

Radu Mihaileanu (adaptation and dialogue)

Héctor Cabello Reyes (based on an original story by) and
Thierry Degrandi (based on an original story by)

Produced by
Alain Attal .... producer
Michael Blakey .... producer
Valerio De Paolis .... co-producer
André Logie .... co-producer
Radu Mihaileanu .... producer
Bogdan Moncea .... line producer
Vlad Paunescu .... co-producer
Elena Yatsura .... co-executive producer
 
Original Music by
Armand Amar 
 
Cinematography by
Laurent Dailland 
 
Film Editing by
Ludo Troch 
 
Casting by
Gigi Akoka 
Hervé Jakubowicz 
Natalya Krimenskaya 
 
Production Design by
Christian Niculescu 
Stanislas Reydellet 
 
Art Direction by
Arnaud Denis 
Vlad Roseanu 
 
Set Decoration by
Cécilia Blom 
Gina Calin  (as Gina Stancu)
 
Costume Design by
Viorica Petrovici 
Maïra Ramedhan Levi  (as Maira Ramedhan Lévy)
 
Makeup Department
Amélie Bouilly .... makeup artist
Daniela Busoiu .... key makeup artist: Romania
Michèle Constantinides .... key makeup artist
Elisa Costa .... makeup artist
Catherine Crassac .... key hair stylist
Bernard Floch .... key makeup artist
Adelina Handuri .... key hair stylist (as Adelina Popa)
France Rossi .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Martin Allegaree .... assistant unit manager
Xavier Amblard .... production manager
Sébastien Delepine .... assistant unit manager
Emmanuelle Jacobson-Roques .... unit manager trainee
Sébastien Lombard .... unit manager trainee
Cyril Lounkevitch .... production manager: second unit, Russia
Gary Mihaileanu .... unit manager trainee
Nicolas Mouchet .... post-production manager
Grégory Valais .... unit manager
Elena Valeanu .... unit production manager: Romania
Roxanne Vallet .... unit manager trainee
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Vasile Albinet .... action director
Hany El-Sayed .... second assistant director
Julie Grumbach .... second assistant director
Olivier Jacquet .... first assistant director
Ovi Morariu .... first assistant director: Romania
Michaël Pierrard .... second assistant director
Marian Sarbu .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Thomas Akoka .... painter
Ioan Barladeanu .... props model maker
Khadija Ben Mustapha .... assistant set designer
Pauline Berger .... props
Pierre-Emmanuel Chatiliez .... storyboard artist
Ludovic Erbelding .... construction coordinator
Antoine Galinié .... property master
Viorel Ghenea .... property master
Benoit Godde .... concept artist
Adi Handac .... props
Yannick Heuveline .... props and furniture
Marc Rovere .... dressing props
Geaniloni Sandru .... scenic painter
Eusebiu Sirbu .... scenic artist
 
Sound Department
Selim Azzazi .... supervising sound editor
Nicolas Bourgeois .... sound editor
Federico Costantini .... dubbing mixer: italian version
Andreas Drost .... dubbing recordist
Pierre Excoffier .... sound
Valentin Excoffier .... second sound assistant
Pierre-Jean Labrusse .... sound mix technician
Lionel Lebras .... boom operator: post-synchronisation
François Lepeuple .... foley artist
Edouard Murcier .... post-synchronisation
Zacharie Naciri .... adr boom operator
Stephane Rabeau .... sound editor
Bruno Tarrière .... foley engineer
Bruno Tarrière .... re-recording mixer
Olivier Varenne .... boom operator
 
Visual Effects by
Benjamin Ageorges .... visual effects supervisor
Stephane Bidault .... visual effects supervisor
Christophe Chanvin .... artistic director
Nicolas Delbecq .... visual effects artist
David Fonseca .... flame artist
Fabian Fontela Carrion .... digital artist
Jean-Antoine Lacolle .... visual effects artist
Paul Moriaux .... digital artist
Romain Moussel .... digital artist
Bruno Nicolas .... digital artist
Marc Obin .... visual effects artist
Bes Paul-Emmanuel .... digital artist
François Poupon .... visual effects artist
Amélie Rey .... visual effects
Sarah Teyssier-Miko .... visual effects coordinator
Matthias Weber .... visual effects producer
 
Stunts
Roxana Dicu .... stunt performer
Carmen Preda .... stunt performer
Dorin Zaharia .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Roxana Ardelean .... second assistant camera
Christophe Bassoulet .... electrician
Alessandro Brambilla .... steadicam/camera operator
Olivier Caroff .... genny operator
Calin Catalin .... gaffer
Catalin Chiorean .... electrician
Julien Cottret .... grip
Julien Covens .... additional grip
Vincent Doignon .... video assist operator
Eugen Dumitru .... grip
Guy Ferrandis .... still photographer
Gil Fontbonne .... key grip
Carole Gargam .... assistant camera
Arnaud Gervet .... second assistant camera
Bruno Glasberg .... electrician
Laurentiu Ivan .... second assistant camera
Océane Lavergne .... first assistant camera
Johan Lecomte .... grip
Sophie Lelou .... electrician (as Sophie Lelou Mollard)
Maud Lemaistre .... co-first assistant camera
Pascal Pajaud .... gaffer
Jean-Baptiste Perrin .... electrician
Valentin Simeonov .... video assist operator
Alexey Smirnov .... electrician: Russia
Gregoire Thevenot .... video assist operator
 
Casting Department
Laurent Couraud .... extras casting
Mustapha Souaidi .... casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mihaela David .... assistant costume designer
Marie Dimberton .... costumer
Maria Muscalu .... wardrobe supervisor assistant
Doina Raducut .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Miguel Bejo .... telecine dailies colorist
Séverine Cava .... assistant editor
Ornella Del-Vecchio .... digital conformation
Sophia Del-Vecchio .... digital conformation
Isabelle Julien .... colorist
Frederic Jupin .... digital conformation
 
Location Management
Marie Barré .... location scout
Andreea Iordache .... assistant location manager
Fabien Pondevaux .... location scout
Floriana Sandu .... location manager
 
Music Department
Camille Adrien .... composer: additional music
Camille Adrien .... orchestrator
Michael Blakey .... music producer
The Budapest Symphony Orchestra .... music performed by
Vincent Joinville .... music mixer
Vincent Joinville .... music recordist
Sylvain Morizet .... assistant composer
Sylvain Morizet .... musician: pianist
Sarah Nemtanu .... coach: Mélanie Laurent
Sarah Nemtanu .... violin soloist: violin
Emilie Ruby .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Sarmis Stamatescu .... driver
 
Other crew
Thierry Artur .... production accountant
Sophie Audier .... script supervisor
Razvan Badea .... production assistant
Miruna Butanche .... production assistant
Hubert Caillard .... lawyer
Laure Darie .... production secretary
François Guerrar .... press attache (as François Hassan Guerrar)
Mariah Breitel Hembree .... post script services
Emilie Maggiar .... production accountant assistant
Bérangère Maisons .... press attache
 
Thanks
Jacqueline Bisset .... special thanks
Emma Thompson .... thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Le concert" - France (original title)
"Orchestra!" - Japan (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and some sexual content
Runtime:
119 min
Country:
Language:
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Denmark:A | Finland:K-7 | France:Tous publics | Germany:0 | Italy:T | Japan:G | Peru:14 | Portugal:M/6 (Qualidade) | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:All | Switzerland:7 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:7 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 (DVD) | USA:PG-13 (certificate #46247)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Soundtrack:
KalinkaSee more »

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53 out of 62 people found the following review useful.
Beautifully sad and funny altogether, 17 January 2010
Author: Adrian Rugina from Romania

I liked Le Train De La Vie, but i loved Le Concert. Mihaileanu keeps things simple and withholds just a couple of info, in order to reveal the actual truth at the end of the movie. He creates a drama without forcing you into tears from the beginning, consolidating every dramatic moment with a gag, joke or just a funny face. He builds funny characters, that you can enjoy seeing without being worn off by their problems or issues.

He was able to make a 2 hours film that envelopes so much about drama, failure, communism, music and dedication that is quite impossible not to appreciate. This movie was quite a joy.

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