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Le concert (2009)

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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 »

Director:

Radu Mihaileanu

Writers:

Radu Mihaileanu (scenario), Alain-Michel Blanc (scenario) | 4 more credits »
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 9 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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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)
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 Laurent Bateau ... Bertrand
Vlad Ivanov ... Pyotr Tretyakin
Anna Kamenkova ... Irina Filipova (as Anna Kamenkova Pavlova)
Roger Dumas ... Momo
Anghel Gheorghe Anghel Gheorghe ... Vassili (as Anghel Gheorghe dit 'Caliu Din Clejani')
Aleksandr Komissarov Aleksandr Komissarov ... Viktor Vikich (as Alexander Komissarov)
Vitalie Bichir ... Moïse
Despina Stanescu Despina Stanescu ... Rivka
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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. 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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

France | Italy | Romania | Belgium

Language:

French | Russian

Release Date:

4 November 2009 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

El concierto See more »

Filming Locations:

Romania See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

€1,859,866 (France), 8 November 2009, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,742, 1 August 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$657,194, 14 November 2010
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Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

French visa # 106079 delivered on 22-10-2009. See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

Kalinka
(Russian traditional)
performed by National Orchestra Of Tartastan
(P) 2010 Les Productions Du Tresor / Oi Oi Oi Productions Under Exclusive License To Milan Entertainment, Inc
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20 years post-1989 encapsulated in 2 hours
9 January 2010 | by danielp-630-591956See all my reviews

The movie gives you an accurate feel for what it feels to struggle to survive and find your way in post-communist Eastern Europe. The tragedy of the past is still present and yet the human nature freed up from restrictions turns in completely unexpected directions. The only way to escape the day-time TV feel is to bring in plenty of sense of humor.

Radu Mihaileanu creates a master piece. I can vouch that it captures the crazy spirit of the last 20 years and the need to make sense of it all. The resolution of the movie is childish and so there were the hopes and dreams of us all in 1989.

The movie is a modern fairy tale told with harsh truths and love and compassion.


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